CA/HI Junior High Choral Festivals

The Junior High Choral Festival is both an educational and performance event. Choirs must be a functioning group within a school, comprised of students in grades seven and eight (7–8). Middle schools may include 6th graders. Each school choir will have the opportunity to be adjudicated by the guest conductor and perform the mass choir pieces at a public concert in the evening. Parents and guests are welcomed to attend this command concert.

School choirs prepare four (4) selections of required repertoire for a combined performance with other choirs at the conclusion of the festival. Each choir also prepares two (2) sacred or patriotic songs for adjudication by the guest conductor. Because the focus of the event is on vocal production, use of body motions shall be limited to those written into the score by the composer (e.g., hand claps, finger snaps). All selections must be published works appropriate for the early adolescent voice, memorized, and accompanied by piano only (no recorded music). Use of photocopied music is not permitted.

The festival is not a competition. Choirs are adjudicated by the guest conductor and written evaluative comments are provided to the choir director at the conclusion of the festival. A certificate of participation and a written adjudication are presented to each choir director.


School Fee: $65 by October 31 ($85 thereafter)

Student Participation Fee: $6 per student if submitted by the Chairperson's deadline ($11 thereafter)

Junior High Choral Festival Events

20S31 | April 10, 2018 | Long Beach | Lakewood Christian Schools

20S41 | April 20, 2018 | Riverside | Riverside Christian Schools

20S51 | April 13, 2018 | Lancaster | Desert Christian Schools

To register for the ACSI Elementary Choral Festival, please complete the CA/HI Student Activities Registration process. All questions may be directed to the CA/HI Student Activities office by calling 714.256.1287 or e-mailing the Student Activities Coordinator

Junior High Choral Festival Resources

All Student Activities resources are password protected. The password is given to the school coordinator once registration has been confirmed by the Student Activities Coordinator. 

Choral Festivals Handbook

Junior High Choral Festival Participation Fee Form

Junior High Choral Festival Repertoire Order Form