Music for All introduces a new positively life-changing experience for voices.

Presented in partnership with the Indianapolis Children’s Choir and Youth Chorale; the Indianapolis Symphonic Choir; and The Jordan College of Arts, Butler University

The Music for All National Choir Festival is part of the Music for All National Festival and an integral part of the Music for All ongoing mission to create, provide, and expand positively life-changing experiences through music for all.

The Music for All National Choir Festival is a non-competitive experience for outstanding high school and youth choirs, both mixed and treble. The festival is a celebration of musical excellence, combining world-class performance and evaluation opportunities with an exhilarating atmosphere of camaraderie in music.

NEW in 2018!
Music for All National Choir Festival
Henry Leck, Artistic Director

Part of the Music for All National Festival,
presented by Yamaha
March 15-17, 2018 • Indianapolis, Indiana
Application/audition deadline: June 5, 2017.

Meet our 2018 Choral Music Artistic Panel

Rollo Dilworth

Temple University, PA
Chair, Music Education and Music Therapy

Dominick DiOrio

Board of Directors for Chorus America
Treasurer for the National Collegiate Choral Organization
Chair of the Standing Committee on Composition Initiatives for ACDA

Jason Max Ferdinand

Oakwood University, AL
Chair, Associate Professor and Director Choral Activities

Joseph Flummerfelt

Rider University, NJ
Artistic Director Emeritus
Westminster Choir College

Lynda Hasseler

Capital University, OH
Conservatory of Music
Director of Choral Activities

Kent Hatteberg

University of Louisville, KY
Director of Choral Activities
Founder/Artistic Director
Louisville Chamber Choir

Dr. Shannon Jeffreys

Georgia Southern University
Associate Professor and Director of Choral Activities

Karen Kennedy

University of Miami, FL
Frost School of Music
Director of Choral Studies

Brody McDonald

Kettering Fairmont H.S., OH
Kettering National A Cappella Affiliate Choral Festival

Eric Stark

Butler University, IN
Director of Choral Activities
Artistic Director Indianapolis
Symphonic Choir

Ly Wilder

Indiana University, IN
Jacobs School of Music
Choral Conducting/Jazz Studies

Henry Leck
Festival Artistic Director

Professor Emeritus
Butler University

Founder, Conductor Laureate
Indianapolis Children’s Choir

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Festival Elements

  • Combined Festival Choir for H.S. Mixed Voices
  • Combined Festival Choir for H.S. Treble Voices
  • Massed Choir Performance with Orchestra
  • Individual Choir Performance Evaluation
  • Individual Coaching
  • Conductor Feedback
  • Master Classes
  • Student Leadership Session
  • Student and Director Special Events
  • Directors Hospitality and Networking
  • Nationally Distinguished Artistic Conductors

About the Music for All National Choir Festival

As Music for All’s newest flagship program, the National Choir Festival will shine a national spotlight on outstanding choirs, providing educational programs, and spectacular musical experiences for singers in a positive, supportive environment.

A non-competitive, supportive experience

The non-competitive atmosphere of the MFA National Choir Festival provides a place for growth, cooperative encouragement, and mutual respect among music programs, students, parents, boosters and administrators.

Directors select their own programs; there is no required repertoire. There are no ratings or rankings so directors and their ensembles are free to stretch themselves, reach for new heights and strive for innovation, growth, and excellence, instead of focusing on a rating or placing.

Participating students experience an atmosphere of mutual respect while enjoying concerts from other outstanding ensembles. The Festival’s dress code and standards of conduct enhance the world-class atmosphere of the Festival. Ensembles that perform at the Festival are recognized as being among the finest in the nation. Participation is a “credential” worth having. The preparation process itself for the Festival can have a positive effect on your music program.

Music for All is honored to have the support and involvement of many music organizations. The final choir concert with orchestra will be in one of Indianapolis’ finest concert venues. Master classes are presented by leading applied faculty and artists.

Part of a Comprehensive Celebration of EXCELLENCE IN Music-Making

The Music for All National Choir Festival is part of the Music for All National Festival, presented by Yamaha, which also includes:

  • Orchestra America National Festival
  • Chamber Music National Festival
  • National Concert Band Festival
  • Sandy Feldstein National Percussion Festival
  • Middle School National Music Festival
  • Honor Orchestra of America
  • Honor Band of America
  • Jazz Band of America

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