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22nd Annual Jim Turner High School Choral Festival

February 7 & 8, 2023, Time 9:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Dalton Theatre, Kalamazoo College


TBD, guest clinician


Ten select Michigan choirs and their directors are invited to participate in an all-day choral Master Class. The public is welcome to attend as audience members for this special youth workshop.

Schedule Coming Soon
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15th Annual Middle School Choral Residency

Southwest Michigan Middle Schools

Dr. Chris Ludwa,

Music Director of the Kalamazoo Bach Festival and Kalamazoo College Professor of Music 

Inspiring choral students, supporting our local programs, and connecting with our talented and dedicated teachers, Dr. Chris Ludwa is excited to build lasting relationships and work on-site with middle school students and their directors.

Email Chris directly at to schedule your class visit anytime this year!

2023 High School Vocal Competition
Three Different Competition Categories!

Three AWESOME $500 Cash Awards!


Total Cash Prizes: $1,500

  • First Prize in Classical/Art Song/Opera: $500.00 

  • First Prize in Musical Theater/Jazz/American Songbook: $500

  • First Prize in Contemporary/Pop/Rock/Folk/Hip Hop etc.: $500



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