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23nd Annual Jim Turner High School Choral Festival

January 30 & 31, 2024 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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16th 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!

2024 High School Vocal Competition
We are taking a short intermission from the competition to redesign it. Check back next season for more information!
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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