World Choir Festival + Clinic

A Worldwide Celebration of Vocal Music

Share your choir’s performance with other choral directors and students around the globe.

Get feedback or simply showcase your program.

Learn from choral music experts and composers in live streamed workshops.

Festival: Friday, April 17, 2020

Clinic: Saturday, April 18, 2020


What can you expect to experience at the World Choir Festival + Clinic?

Your Choir Performance Streamed to a Worldwide Audience

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Performance Feedback from Quality Choir Clinicians

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World-Class Presenters to Educate, Motivate, and Inspire You

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Practical Workshops and Clinics to Help You Improve Your Craft

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On Demand Viewing of All Sessions for at least 1 year After the Live Event- at no additional charge

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Networking with Other Attendees from Around the World in our Private Facebook Group

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Complimentary Certificate of Professional Development Hours

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Free SWAG from our Presenters, Sponsors, and Partners Amounting to far More than Your Registration fee


Who is the World CHoir Festival For?

This is perfect for choirs that are…

• In more rural areas without access to festivals.

• Lacking funding to travel or attend in-person festivals.

• Just starting out who haven’t experienced a festival before.

• In schools around the world where there are no performance opportunities.

• Wanting to get more recognition in their school and community.

Register Your Group Now

Your choral group can be showcased at the World Choir Festival!

• No Audition Required

• Any Type or Voicing of Choral Group

• Any Students grade K-12*

• Space is Limited and on a First-Come, First-Served Basis


Who is the World CHoir clinic For?

This is perfect for choir directors that are…

• Needing the flexibility of being able to watch clinics and workshops wherever, whenever.

• Ready to learn more ways to improve their choral teaching.

• In more rural areas without access to in-service conferences.

• Lacking funding to travel or attend in-person conferences.

• In international schools where there are no PD opportunities.

• Wanting to have year-round, on-demand access to workshops and clinics.


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Call for PRESENTATIONS

Do you have an practical lesson, workshop, or clinic that could help educate, motivate, or inspire school choir directors? Then we invite you to submit a proposal to present at the 2020 World Choir Festival + Clinic.


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register to attend

Attendee registration for the World Choir Festival + Clinic will open January 2020.

Join our email list to get notified as soon as it opens. Our early registration pricing is ridiculously affordable.

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frequently asked questions

Q. Why should my choir participate in the festival?

This is a perfect opportunity to have your choir create a quality performance for adjudication, but not have to travel to have that performance viewed.

We like to treat our virtual events as much like a live event as possible, while making it accessible to choirs around the world who may not have the opportunity or funding to be able to take a group to festival.

This is perfect for choirs that are…

• In more rural areas without access to festivals

• Lacking funding to travel or attend in-person festivals

• Just starting out who haven’t experienced a festival before

• In schools around the world where there are no performance opportunities.

Q. How Does the Festival Performance Work?

Easy. There are 3 steps:

  1. Fill out the application and pay the fee.

  2. Request your performance time.

  3. Create a video of your ensemble’s performance and submit it.

  4. Share your performance link.

  5. Watch your own performance and gather the feedback.

And don’t worry- we’ll walk you step-by-step through the entire process.

This is a great extension opportunity for your students. Not only do they get to learn how to craft a quality performance, but how to create a quality video and audio recording of that performance. They they get to experience having that performance streamed to an audience in a secure environment [all viewers must enter a name and email address to access the performance], and the feedback of our festival clinicians…

…all without having to leave your school or classroom.

Q. Do I have to obtain permissions to have my students perform at the World Choir Festival + Clinic?

Yes. You are responsible for obtaining permissions and waivers for any student who will be shown on video. Since each school and district has their own policy, the IMES is not responsible for obtaining these permissions.

Q. Do I have to obtain licenses for the music we want to perform?

No. The Summit will obtain a license to stream anything in the ASCAP library, which you can view here. If there are other selections you wish to perform, we can work with the publisher to ensure permissions are granted.

Q. I have a question that isn’t covered here. Who can I ask?

Elisa, our founder and CEO, is here to help! Simply CLICK HERE to email her your questions.

click here to register your group now

*You are responsible for ensuring the legality of your student’s performance being streamed on the internet. Please make sure you have permissions for every student to have their photo/video shared. IMES is not responsible for negligence on the part of the teacher to obtain the proper permissions.