2017 Percy Grainger Wind Band Festival Applications Open Today

The Percy Grainger Wind Band Festival is quickly becoming a classic event in Chicago.  Since 2010, the concert finale of this event has featured some of the finest wind ensembles from across North America performing amazing renditions of Grainger’s masterpieces … Continue reading

Now Accepting Choirs for Z. Randall Stroope Choral Event in Chicago, March 16-18, 2017

Windy City Festival Chorus - Z. Randall Stroope

For the fifth year in a row, we will have the honor of hosting Dr. Z. Randall Stroope, one of the country’s leading composers of choral music, for an exclusive choral event in Chicago – the Windy City Choral Festival. … Continue reading

A Musical Celebration of Vatican II’s 50th Anniversary

Festival of Faith Performance

During the week of December 5-10, 2015, four talented, passionate, and dedicated Catholic Choirs from across the United States traveled to Rome to celebrate the 50th anniversary or the Second Vatican Council. This historic event – where 2,500 bishops, 1,000 … Continue reading

Jubilate Mozart Returns!

2015 Mozart Choral Festival

Life is so hard, but I can come to this concert, and see the humanity, and feel the unity, and can go on! We all connect together as people – to praise and to FEEL. I will never forget it! … Continue reading

A Call for Choirs to Sing with Z. Randall Stroope

Rome International Choral Festival Performance at St. Peter's Basilica - Z. Randall Stroope, Conductor

The Festival Corale Internazionale di Roma has become a seasoned classic in Italy’s historic capital. Taking place annually in June, the event features a major choral performance in one of Rome’s most historic basilicas, Basilica di Santa Maria sopra Minerva, … Continue reading

How to Have an Incredible European Concert Tour on a Budget (plus get a free trip in it for yourself)

USC Trojan Band in London

You know all the benefits of a European concert tour.  Maybe you went on one while in college, or you’ve heard from your colleagues about their remarkable life-changing experiences.  Or, you used to plan them all the time before switching … Continue reading

Announcing the Luther 2017 Choral Festival!

Join internationally-renowned conductor Helmuth Rilling on June 17, 2017, for a choral extravaganza at the magnificent Berliner Dom. Singers from across the globe are invited to join a grand festival chorus to sing the music of Mendelssohn, including Wir glauben … Continue reading

A Letter from Gary Schwartzhoff: The Historical Importance of FDR’s Four Freedoms

The following is a guest post by Dr. Gary R. Schwartzhoff, Artistic Director and Conductor of the Four Freedoms Choral Festival. The Presidency of Franklin Delano Roosevelt (FDR) has shaped not just the United States of America, but the world … Continue reading

SELU Wind Symphony at the Sousa Band Festival

The Southeastern Louisiana Wind Symphony joined us in performing at the the inaugural John Philip Sousa Band Festival in Washington, D.C. earlier this year. We were delighted to hear from Dr. Glen Hemburger, director and Professor of Music & Director … Continue reading