U of W Singing Statesmen
WWU Advanced Treble Chorale
Combined Collegiate Chorus & Orchestra - Chichester Psalms
Wed, January 24, 7:30-9:30pm
NNU Choir & Orchestra
(Encounter Choir Session)
Centennial High School Camerata
ISU Chamber Choir
Thurs, January 25, 4:00-5:30pm
Memorial Varsity Treble Choir - Lorelei
Westside Christian High School Concert Choir
Thurs, January 25, 8:00-10:00pm
T-Wolf Vocal Jazz Ensemble
CWU Vocal Jazz 1
Northwest ACDA Vocal Jazz Honor Choir
Fri, January 26, 3:30-5:00pm
Bellevue Presbyterian Church - Sanctuary Chorus
Graham-Kapowsin High School Chorale
Portland Phoenix Chamber Choir
WSU Concert Choir
Fri, January 26, 8:00-10:00pm
Middle School Honor Choir
9th-10th Grade SATB Honor Choir
11th-12th Grade Tenor/Bass Honor Choir
11th-12th Grade Soprano/Alto Honor Choir
Sat, January 27, 2:00-5:00pm
University of Wyoming
Dr. Brian C. Murray
The University of Wyoming Singing Statesmen are dedicated to providing outstanding service to the University, the state of Wyoming, and to the rich tradition of tenor-bass choral singing in the United States. While focusing primarily on the standard tenor-bass chorus repertoire, the Statesmen specialize in music unique to the University, state, and region. Membership is open to any tenor-bass singer enrolled at the University. Students from all walks of campus life are encouraged to participate in this ensemble. From athletes to valedictorians, leaders in student government, and clubs/fraternities/activities, the members bring with them a wide diversity in backgrounds and interests. The Singing Statesmen represent the pride and spirit of the University of Wyoming Cowboys.
Advanced Treble Chorale
Western Washington University
Dr. Angela Kasper
The Advanced Treble Chorale is an auditioned large ensemble that performs music from around the world, music by composers representing historically resilient populations, and music from the large body of published pieces for treble choirs. This choir consists of music majors and non-majors, all grade levels, who are looking for an enriching choral experience that centers community, inclusion, and energetic music making. Collaborating regularly with culture bearers, the Advanced Treble Chorale works to perform diverse music using appropriate vocal timbres and traditional movement --- and they have a great time doing so!
Chorus & Orchestra
Dr. André J. Thomas
Bernstein’s “Chichester Psalms”
Northwest Nazarene University
Choir & Orchestra
University Choir & Orchestra—University Choir & Orchestra is one of our lead ensembles for music in the churches and fulfills the role of public relations for NNU. Under the direction of Dr. Philip Miller, this ensemble features over 100 students from a wide variety of majors across the campus. They perform extensively throughout the region and internationally. Their dynamic concerts feature music from hymn settings, contemporary Christian, gospel, classical choral/orchestral repertoire and a cappella settings. High demands of excellence are placed on this group, and the students are outstanding ambassadors for the Lord, NNU and music.
ENCOUNTER CHOIR SESSION
Centennial High School
Camerata is the advanced mixed choir at Centennial High School in Boise, Idaho. This is a group that has a long history of excellence and camaraderie. Their strategy is to build a program where they love to be together as they make incredible music. They strive to create a space of inclusiveness, interaction, fun, and tremendous hard work. Camerata students pushed through the hard times and came through the pandemic strong. Due to restrictions, they were not able to tour for a few years, but now they're back, stronger than ever. Once restrictions were lifted, they performed at the Idaho All-State in 2022 (wearing masks). In 2023 they performed in concert with Utah Valley University under the direction of Dr. Reed Criddle. They are hopeful to have the opportunity to perform at this year’s ACDA Northwestern Conference.
Idaho State University
Dr. Scott Eric Anderson
The Idaho State University Chamber Choir is a select mixed collegiate choral ensemble open to all students of the University by audition. Chamber Choir singers rehearse twice per week and are selected based upon exemplary levels of musicianship and artistic commitment. Representative choral literature from the early Renaissance through the Twenty‐first Century may be studied, rehearsed and performed during a semester. The ISU Chamber Choir has performed in 20 countries around the world during nine international tours since 1994, and has been selected for performance at eight ACDA or NAfME Regional Conferences since 1998.
Treble Choir - Lorelei
The Memorial Varsity Treble Choir is one of five performance ensembles at Memorial High School. This is an auditioned group made up of approximately 38 Students ranging from 10th to 12th grade. This group rehearses outside the school day and is a combination of students from our advanced treble choir (Bel Canto) and our varsity mixed choir (Meistersingers). The choir program is one of the most diverse organizations socially, ethnically, racially and gender identification at Memorial High. Members have performed abroad and regularly qualify for state and national honor choirs during TMEA, SWACDA and ACDA conferences. This group recently had successful performances for the 2021 Texas Music Educators Virtual Convention and the 2022 Southwestern American Choral Directors Association Conference in Little Rock, Arkansas.
Westside Christian High School
The Westside Christian High School Concert Choir is a 50-voice choir from a small, private high school in Tigard, OR, with 280 students. Westside does not have a graded choir program; it simply welcomes any student desiring to sing. A small, auditioned class (Soli Deo Gloria) and a 35-40 member non-auditioned class (Westside Voices) meet in separate classes, with the combined Concert Choir coming together only on select days before school. Despite these limitations, the choir program has enjoyed numerous awards and honors, including performing at OMEA on several occasions and capturing 15 consecutive OSAA 3A Choir State Championships!
Vox Pacifica is an auditioned choir of multi-generational alto and soprano singers based in Bellingham, Washington, under the artistic direction of Wendy Bloom. Since our debut in the fall of 2018, Vox Pacifica has continued to perform a diverse catalog of musical styles and repertoire that is a reflection of our mission to share joy, embrace diversity, build community, and affirm the worth and dignity of all people. Our season includes two choral performances and a popular cabaret-style fundraiser. Vox Pacifica is a recipient of a 2022 Working Washington Grant from the State of Washington.
Boise State University
Dr. C. Michael Porter
The Meistersingers are Boise State’s premier choral ensemble and represent the finest in choral excellence at Boise State. Membership is open to all interested Boise State students with a passion for quality choral literature. This auditioned group performs music from all historical periods and various nationalities. In addition, the Meistersingers perform three to four times a year, including regional/national tours and at the annual Boise State Holiday Concert. Past international tours include France, Belgium, the Netherlands, and Germany.
Vocal Jazz Ensemble
T-Wolf Vocal Jazz is an ensemble open to high school students (grades 10-12) by audition. Accompanied by a rhythm section, this ensemble meets daily and travels frequently attending jazz festivals and workshops throughout the year. This group performs difficult literature ranging from 4 to 12 parts in a variety of styles including swing, blues, Latin, funk, and more. Created during the pandemic, this ensemble started as a club and has developed into a course offering for students to share their love of singing this wonderfully diverse art form.
Vocal Jazz 1
Central Washington University
Vocal Jazz 1 is the premiere jazz vocal ensemble at CWU and has gained the reputation as one of the finest university/collegiate vocal jazz ensembles in the US. Known for their eclectic programming, polished live performances, emotional connection to the music, strong soloists, and creative arrangements Vocal Jazz 1 has established a strong consistent record of producing outstanding jazz artists, educators, arrangers, and composers.
NWACDA Vocal Jazz Honor Choir
High School Jazz Honor Choir
Bellevue Presbyterian Church
Dr. Brennan Michaels
Choir in residence from September to June and serves as the church's primary leadership ensemble. The choir is comprised of 70+ singers, all with varying levels of musical abilities. In addition to weekly worship, the choir engages in learning and mastering choral-orchestral masterworks and newly commissioned pieces. Among these are Haynd's Lord Nelson Mass, Dan Forrest’s Jubilate Deo!, and Handel’s Messiah. The choir has taken their ministry abroad a number of times in tours to Europe and Russia.
Graham-Kapowsin High School
The Graham-Kapowsin High School Chorale is an auditioned mixed ensemble, composed of 10th–12th grade students with a dedication to performing outstanding choral repertoire. The Chorale has been the premiere choir at Graham- Kapowsin since the school opened in 2005. It is one of five vocal ensembles in a vibrant music department, which serves over 400 students. They were awarded the 2018-2019 American Prize in Choral Performance for High School Chorus, and earned second place in the 2020-2021 competition. The choir previously appeared at the the 2019 Northwest NAfME Conference, the 2018 ACDA Northwestern Region Conference, the 2018 WMEA Conference.
Dr. Justin Smith
The internationally award-winning Portland Phoenix Chamber Choir was founded as the Marylhurst Chamber Choir, the premiere choral ensemble at Marylhurst University in Portland, Oregon. Upon the sudden closure of Marylhurst, the choir was reborn as Portland Phoenix. The Chamber Choir has twice performed at OMEA and at Carnegie Hall. In 2016, they participated in the Cork International Choral Festival in Ireland. This summer, they will travel to the International Choral Kathaumixw in British Columbia. Chamber Choir has collaborated with Portland Chamber Orchestra, the composers Morten Lauridsen and Gwyneth Walker, and renowned vocal ensembles Cappella Romana, Cantus and Roomful of Teeth. They have commissioned several new works, most recently by the Portland composer Carolyn Quick. Their recording of the choral works and songs of Margaret Bonds will be released later this year by Centaur Records.
Washington State University
Dr. Dean Luethi
The WSU Concert Choir is the premier choral ensemble at the Washington State University School of Music, whose comprehensive program comprises four choral ensembles. The WSU Concert Choir tours annually throughout the state of Washington and travels internationally every other year. Recently, they have commissioned works from composers including Carol Barnett, Michael Bussewitz-Quarm, and Dale Trumbore. The WSU Concert Choir engages in culturally responsive practices by connecting with communities and culture bearers to create informed and responsible performances. WSU is located on the ceded lands of the Nimíipuu (Nez Perce) Tribe and the traditional homeland of the Palus Band of Indians.
Middle School Honor Choir
Dr. Rollo Dilworth
NWACDA's Middle School Honor Choir ensemble!
SATB Honor Choir
Dr. Jace Saplan
NWACDA's SATB High School Honor Choir ensemble, grades 9th/10th
Tenor/Bass Honor Choir
Dr. Jonathan Talberg
NWACDA's Tenor/Bass High School Honor Choir ensemble, grades 11th/12th
Soprano/Alto Honor Choir
Dr. Rosephanye Powell
NWACDA's Soprano/Alto High School Honor Choir ensemble, grades 11th/12th
Children & Youth Honor Choir
NWACDA's Soprano/Alto High School Honor Choir ensemble, grades 11th/12th
University of Washington
The University of Washington Chorale is an advanced undergraduate ensemble containing students from all majors across the Seattle campus. Last May, UW Chorale members premiered Wyers' composition And All Shall Be Well in historic Carnegie Hall. The chorus has collaborated with many prestigious artists including Seattle Symphony, Imogen Heap, Andrea Bocelli, Sapience Dance Collective, It Gets Better national touring production, and Ann Hamilton, as well as appearing before the Princess of Sweden and the President of Latvia. UW Chorale has toured to the Baltics numerous times, most recently for the 2019 Estonian Laulupiduu Festival, as one of the only invited American choirs. They have three CDs to date: Climb, Refuge and Resonant Streams, the third of which appeared in Gramophone magazine, and a fourth was recorded June 2023. For more information about University of Washington’s choral program, follow us on Instagram and like us on Facebook.
Choral Arts Northwest
& Morning Star Korean Cultural Center
Timothy Westerhaus, Dr. MeeAe Nam, Hyowon Woo
Choral Arts Northwest is a community of singers based in the Puget Sound area whose goal is to inspire, educate, and enrich the lives of others through the transformational power of choral music at the highest artistic level. As an ensemble of music educators, conductors, professional singers, and passionate choral artists, we aim to foster a world that is just, empathetic, and that values diversity and creativity. We celebrate our 30 th anniversary with a vision to intentionally support important social causes and highlight the music of diverse groups of people. Recent composers in residence include Jessica French, Hyowon Woo, and Reena Esmail. We dedicate ourselves to ongoing learning and listening, and invite others to join us on that journey through programming, engagement, and collaboration.