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Fall Choral Festival
The ACE Fall Choral Festival is a clinic opportunity for high school choirs around the state of Arizona. With 30 minutes allotted for performance and clinic time, this festival is geared towards providing the choral participants a worthwhile experience in both areas. A sight reading component is also offered as part of this festival, in which participation is optional. Those choirs which earn a I (Superior) or II (Excellent) rating, and choose to participate in the sight reading portion of this festival, qualify for participation in the AzACDA State Festival on March 26-27. The festival is offered at three different sites throughout the state. Please visit the links for further information.


All-State Jazz Choir

The All-State Jazz Choir is part of the Arizona All-State Jazz/Show Choir Festival. It consists of two choirs, each made up of 20 high school students selected from the state. Selection is made through an audition process in October which requires a live singing audition. Selected students learn and memorize the performance songs before attending the two day long festival where they will work with a nationally known jazz clinician. This three-day festival takes place in the fall.


All-State Show Choir

The Arizona All-State Show Choir is part of the Arizona All-State Jazz/Show Choir Festival. It is a choir of approximately 44 high school students selected from the state. Selection is made through an audition process in October which requires a live singing and dancing audition. Selected students learn and memorize the performance songs before attending the two day long festival where they learn the choreography and refine the music. This three-day festival takes place in the fall.


Regional Choir Festival

There are eight regions in Arizona. Each Regional Honor Choir is made up of 100 high school students. Live auditions consist of singing a prepared solo and sight-singing. The auditions are held at the end of January. Selected students learn and memorize the performance songs before attending the two day long festival where they will work with a well-known clinician from Arizona. This two-day festival takes place in February.

ES/JH Motivational Festival
This festival is held early in the school year in an effort to encourage and motivate beginning ensembles from grades 5 through 9. Participating ensembles will perform two to three songs in a quality venue for a panel of clinicians and participate in a private motivational clinic with one of the clinicians. A professional CD recording is also made for each choir. Directors have the option of receiving a rating or comments only.


All-State Choir Festival

The Arizona All-State choir is a choir of 200 high school students selected from the eight Regional Choirs. All Regional participants are eligible to audition. Live auditions are held in March. Selected students learn and memorize the performance songs before attending the two day long festival where they will work with a nationally known clinician. This two-day festival is held in.

State Choral Festival
Sponsored by AzACDA. See site for more information.


ES/JH Spring Choral Festival

This festival is open to choirs of all sizes with participants in the 5th through 9th grades. Participating ensembles will perform two-to-three songs in a quality venue for a panel of clinicians and participate in a private motivational clinic with one of the clinicians. Written comments will be given by each of the clinicians and a professional CD recording will be made for each choir. Directors have the option of receiving a rating or comments only. Each ensemble will receive a plaque to commemorate their performance.