2021 COA Octavos Sing Americana

COA Collaborative Concert Series

Sing Americana
with Z. Randall Stroope

New York City + Carnegie Hall
Residency: April 14-16, 2021


Join one of America’s pre-eminent scholars (and composers) of American Folk Music for a one-of-a-kind concert experience in world-famous Carnegie Hall!

Sing Americana with Z. Randall Stroope offers participating choral programs a deep dive into the exciting world of American folk music. In spring 2021, your choir will work with Dr. Stroope to delve into this beloved genre. The concert event includes 3 extensive collaborative massed choir rehearsals with Dr. Stroope and an incredible concert performance in Stern Auditorium, Carnegie Hall! Plus, you’ll have plenty of time for sightseeing in NYC.

This event is open to all choral ensembles. Please join choirs from across the country in the “Big Apple” for this once in a lifetime experience! Here are the details:

Festival Inclusions (pre-trip preparation):
    • Festival chorus development and preparation assistance from COA’s staff
    • Professionally curated part tracks (mp3)
    • Rehearsal notes from the conductor, curated by COA’s Artistic Director, Christopher Scott Olin
    • Concert advertising and audience development
Festival Inclusions (pre-concert preparation):
    • Rehearsal venues in NYC
    • Three massed choir rehearsals (one dress) for each participating choir led by Z. Randall Stroope
    • Professional collaborative pianist for all rehearsals in NYC
    • Soundcheck at concert venue
Festival Inclusions (concert performance):
    • Professional production team for the performance (stage crew, house management, ushers, box office personnel, etc.)
    • Massed Choir Concert Performance of American Folk Music as curated by Dr. Stroope especially for this concert
    • Concert performance accompanied by professional instrumentalists and soloists (according to repertoire)
    • Perform an all-choir, world premiere from Dr. Stroope written especially for COA and this concert
    • Opportunity to attend performance to hear other concert parts
    • PlayBill concert program with ensemble bio and singer names
    • Official concert photographer with option to purchase concert photos after residency weekend
    • One archival DVD recording of your performance
    • Commemorative Concert Poster with name of the ensemble

    Festival Itinerary:

    Wednesday, April 14, 2021 – Afternoon Rehearsal with Z. Randall Stroope
    Thursday, April 15, 2021 – Morning Rehearsal with Z. Randall Stroope
    Friday, April 16, 2021 – Dress Rehearsal, Sound Check, and Concert Performance with Dr. Stroope, choirs from across the country, and professional instrumentalists and soloists.


    Festival Only Rate (no hotel)

    ♬ Performer Rate: $279.00 per person
    ♬ Directors and Chaperones (up to 1 per 10): Free

    Discount Package: 4 Nights Hotel +
    Festival Participation

    $698.00 per person – 4 nights lodging in Midtown Manhattan at quad occupancy (Hilton, Sheraton, or similar) + Festival Participation

    $598.00 per person – 4 nights lodging in Long Island City at quad occupancy (Fairfield Inn, Wingate by Wyndham, or similar) + Festival Participation

    * Please contact us for inclusive pricing for 3 or 5 nights, and/or for triple, double, and single occupancy rates.

    Optional Festival Add-Ons:

    ♬ Event t-shirt customized with ensemble name: $26.00 each (www.choralgear.com)
    ♬ Event hoodie customized with ensemble name: $45.00 each (www.choralgear.com)
    ♬ Concert photos (available post-concert for purchase online): Price Varies (www.groupphotos.com)