Southwestern Michigan Vocal Festival Calendar

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2014

  1. Early September – Email and mail 2014 workshop information.
    Schools should respond promptly via the online registration form to register.
  2. Friday, Sept. 26 – Fall workshop
    Committee will meet at 9 a.m.
    Directors should bring their "best octet" with them (maximum of eight students).
    Association membership fee of $40 must be paid at the workshop.
  3. Before Oct. 15 – Email summary of fall workshop meeting.

2015

  1. Before Jan. 10 – Email honors choir audition information to the schools.
    Schools should respond promptly via the online registration form to reserve an audition spot.
  2. By Jan. 23 – Email honors choir audition times to each school.
    Message will include travel and parking instructions.
  3. Monday, Jan. 26 – Honors choir audition help session (Coloma *pending*)
    Wednesday, Jan. 28 – Honors choir audition help session (Kalamazoo Central *pending*)
  4. Monday, Feb. 2 – Honors choir auditions in Dalton Center from 4:30 to 6 p.m.
    Committee will meet following the auditions.
  5. Monday, Feb. 2 – Email 2015 festival registration information to all directors who attended the fall workshop.
  6. Wednesday, Feb. 4 – Honors choir audition results will be emailed to directors and mailed to each student who auditioned (along with additional honors choir details).
  7. Friday, Feb. 13 – Deadline for submitting online festival registration to WMU.
    Note: The festival is not obligated to accept registrations received after Friday, Feb. 13.
    Per capita fee of $5 per student should be mailed as soon as possible after registering, but do not delay submitting the form; your business office can mail the check later.
  8. Tuesday, March 10 – Seating tickets will be sent by priority mail.
  9. Honors choir rehearsals
    Monday, March 9 – 4:30 to 6 p.m. in Dalton Center Choral Rehearsal Room 1116
    Monday, March 16 – 4:30 to 6 p.m. in Dalton Center Choral Rehearsal Room 1116
    Wednesday, March 18 – 4:30 to 6 p.m. in Dalton Center Choral Rehearsal Room 1116
    Wednesday, March 18 – 7:30 to 9 p.m. in Miller Auditorium
    Thursday, March 19
    – 4 to 4:30 p.m. in Miller Auditorium (Festival Day).
  10. Thursday, March 19 – Festival day
    Committee will meet
  11. Friday, March 27 – Deadline for mailing your CD recording order.
  12. Friday, May 8 – Do everything possible to mail CDs to schools by this date.
  13. Before June 1 – Do everything possible to mail 2016 music list by this date.