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 of any voicing. The festival is a celebration of musical excellence, combining world-class performance and evaluation opportunities with an exhilarating atmosphere of camaraderie in music.
Master classes and side-by-side singing with the world-famous Oakwood Aeolians, under the direction of Jason Max Ferdinand.
Founder, Conductor Laureate
Indianapolis Children’s Choir
Cincinnati Youth Choir,
Founder, Managing Artistic Director, and Conductor
As Music for All’s newest flagship program, the National Choir Festival shines a national spotlight on outstanding choirs, providing educational programs, and spectacular musical experiences for singers in a positive, supportive environment.
The non-competitive atmosphere of the Music for All 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.
The Music for All National Choir Festival is part of the Music for All National Festival, presented by Yamaha, which also includes: