Fall Choral Festival Information


Clark College and the Clark College Music Department are pleased to announce the 6thAnnual Clark College Fall Choral Festival is November 15, 2019 for middle school and high school chamber and concert choirs and vocal jazz ensembles.

Designed to provide middle and high school choral groups with the finest in a local festival experience, the Clark College Fall Choral Festival will offer expert clinicians, creating an atmosphere of learning and promoting the choral arts. It is a non-competitive festival with a showcase concert Saturday evening. It is a unique opportunity to have both Chamber/Concert Choirs and Vocal Jazz Ensembles performing on the same day.

The morning (8 a.m.-12:20 p.m.) will be devoted to chamber and concert choirs. Each choir will have a 20 minute performance time (includes getting on and off stage) followed by a 20 minute clinic time. There will be three judges in the morning session; each judge will rotate between clinicing and writing comments.

The afternoon (1–5:40 p.m.) will be devoted to Vocal Jazz Ensembles. Each ensemble will have a 20 minute performance time (includes getting on and off stage) followed by a 20 minute clinic time to work with the rhythm section aspects, and a 20 minute session to work on the choral/vocal aspects. There will be four judges in the afternoon session; two judges will rotate between clinics and two judges will remain in the hall to hear all of the choirs and write comments. This clinician will only work with the ensembles and their rhythm sections and will not have heard the group's performance.
 
The Clark College Concert Choir and Women's Choral Ensemble, under the direction of Dr. Jacob Funk will perform at the end of the morning and afternoon sessions.  The Clark College Music Department’s rigorous music theory and ear-training curriculum has a proven track record and many of our students have successfully tested out of these requirements at four-year music programs throughout the nation. But at the heart of the Clark College Music Department are our award winning music ensembles!

Here is the 2019 registration form. Open the form, complete the information, print and mail it to the Clark College Music Department with your check or P.O. no later than October 1, 2019. Your performance time(s) will not be scheduled or confirmed until your check or P.O. is received. Registrations will be scheduled in the order in which they are received.

The entry fee is $180.00 for one group from a single school or a total of $300.00 if a school enters two groups. Schools wishing to bring more than two groups will pay $150.00 for any additional groups. Schools registering after Oct. 1 will have a late registration fee added of $50.00 per group .

The vision of the Clark College Choral Festival intends to meet three goals:

  1. To promote the ideals of choral music, both chamber choirs and vocal jazz ensembles, choral music education, and choral music performance to the Clark College community, the participating high schools, and the local community.
  2. To provide learning and motivational opportunities for all participating high school choral music students and their directors early in the school year and prior to the traditional festival season.
  3. To enhance the education of the students of Clark College by providing the opportunity to experience the administrative and organizational skills required to produce and event of this magnitude.