Category Archives: Choral Festival of Excellence

UW Spring Choral Festival of Excellence

We are excited to announce that registration for our 2019 UW Choral Festival of Excellence is now open! Choirs from around the area are invited to join us and receive performance feedback from our own Dr. Geoffrey Boers and Dr. Giselle Wyers as well as three other local Washington State professors and conductors. This year, our clinicians include the following:

Dr. Leann Conley-Holcom, Seattle UniversityDr. Lori J. Wiest, Washington State UniversityDr. Kristina Ploeger-Hekmatpanah, Eastern Washington University

For more information and to complete your registration, please visit our UW Choral Festival page. We look forward to seeing you there!

Register Now! UW Choral Festival of Excellence and Composers Workshop








Registration is Now Open for the University of Washington Choral Festival of Excellence, April 23, 2018. This year we also offer two composers workshops (April 22 and 24), to correspond with the teaching residencies of luminary composer/clinicians Jake Runestad and Eric William Barnum. Don’t miss this unparalleled opportunity for creative inspiration for yourself and your students! All information available on the Choral Festival Page.

Choral Festival of Excellence

Ballard HSThe UW Choral department hosted 9 choirs on Thursday, May 11th for the annual Choral Festival of Excellence! From everywhere from Ballard to Portland, these high school, middle school, and college choirs each performed a set onstage at Meany Hall and received feedback from guest clinician Eric Johnson (Northern Illinois University). In additional workshops, Dr. Boers and Dr. Wyers gave the choirs new ways to approach their repertoire and technique. UW graduate students also worked with the full group of sopranos and altos on the Zulu wedding song Ngiqomekwa and with the tenors and basses on a John Williams medley. In a brief lunchtime performance, Chamber Singers sang music by Jake Runestad and Jeffrey Ames.Grant HS

The festival was a fabulous opportunity to share our ideas with hundreds of singers and teachers in the Pacific Northwest and to experience all of these excellent programs. Many thanks to DMA student Jeffrey Larkin for organizing this wonderful event again, as well as all of the undergraduate and graduate choral singers who volunteered throughout the day! If you have a choir you would like to bring next year, save April 23, 2018!Pierce College

University of Washington Choral Festival April 18

UW Annual Choral Festival, April 18

Registration is now open for the University of Washington Annual Choral Festival, scheduled for April 18 at Meany Hall on the Seattle campus.  Join us for a day of workshops, singing, and educational clinics with guest clinician Dr. Lisa Billingham from George Mason University.  Dr. Billingham is a certified Laban specialist and highly respected choral pedagogue who has served as Virginia state president for ACDA. More information is available on our choral festival page. 

Register Now for the University of Washington Choral Festival of Excellence


UW Choral Festival of Excellence April 13, 2015

Please consider joining the University of Washington Choral Department and guest clinician Dr. Eric Johnson of Northern Illinois University on April 13, 2015 at the Meany Theater for the Performing Arts at UW.  Your students will enjoy a videotaped on-stage clinic with Dr. Johnson, an off-stage clinic with Dr. Geoffrey Boers, Director of Choral Activities at UW, and a special directors luncheon.  Visit the UW Choral Festival Page for all the details and registration flyer!

UW Choral Festival Registration now LIVE

Dr. Jonathan TalbergThe University of Washington Choral Festival of Excellence online registration is now up and running.  This year’s session features sessions with Jonathan Talberg, as well as clinics with Geoffrey Boers, Steven Demorest and Giselle Wyers.  Don’t miss this exciting event, April 14, 2014!

Visit our choral festival page for more details, or click here to register: