2018 Convergence Festival

Choirs of America 2018 Choral Convergence Festival NYC + Carnegie Hall April 12-14, 2018

COA’s 2018 Choral Convergence Festival | NYC + Carnegie Hall combines high magnitude music education experiences with world-class faculty… capped off with an amazing massed choir event in Carnegie Hall.
  • Master Conductor: Anton Armstrong
  • Massed Choir Concert in Carnegie Hall’s Stern Auditorium
  • Spotlight Performances in Carnegie Hall (for Qualifying Choirs)
  • Featured Composer: Jake Runestad
  • Adjudicated Performances
  • Full Clinics with COA Master Clinicians
  • Clinicians: Tim Sharp, Angela Broeker, Jeffrey Benson
  • Choral Exchanges (Sing for Other Choirs… and Vice-Versa)
  • COMPOSE! New Music Workshop with Jake Runestad

♬ Performer Rate: $199.00 per person
♬ Directors and Chaperones (up to 1 per 10): Free

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Each participating Choral Program will have the option of designating “Subsidiary Ensembles” for adjudicated performances of their prepared music during the final day of the COA Nationals. Following each performance, COA Nationals Adjudicators will give detailed, on-stage performance reviews.

Friday, April 13, 2018

Today, “Primary Ensembles” from each participating Choral Program will benefit from an adjudicated performance of their own repertoire, followed by an engaging, one-hour clinic for the entire Choral Program with one of COA’s Clinician Adjudicators (Angela Broeker, Jeffrey Benson, Eugene Rogers). Everyone will also enjoy a scheduled Observational Opportunity (watching another choir perform), along with engaging workshops for ALL participants. Scheduled workshops include:
  • XChange – A Meeting of Voices (during which choirs from across the country interact with and sing for each other)

Saturday, April 14, 2018

Today, the COA National’s Master Conductor, Anton Armstrong, takes over for fun and educational Massed Choir Rehearsals. Following rehearsals, all Participating Choirs will perform during an awe inspiring Prism Concert at the world-famous Stern Auditorium in Carnegie Hall. During the Concert, choral programs bringing 45 or more Singers will also qualify automatically for a “Spotlight Performance Opportunity”… and ALL participants will enjoy the Massed Choir Performance… complete with a Tutti Finale from Jake Runestad. It will be spectacular, once-in-a-lifetime event! Finally, we end the program with an optional Post-Concert DJ Dessert Dance Celebration nearby… a fantastic way to meet up with other Choral Programs from throughout the country!