UM High School All-Star Honor Choir

Congreatulations to the outstanding singers of the 2018 UM All-Star Honor Choirs!
Join us in 2019, and experience the event students have called "inspiring" and "life changing"
January 18-20, 2019
Final Concert: Sunday, January 20, 2019
***All Information below is from the 2018 festival***
Dr. Cameron F. Labarr - Honor Mixed Choir Conductor
Susan Labarr - Composer, Honor Mixed Choir World Premiere
Dr. David Edmonds - Honor Women's Choir Conductor
NOMINATION FORM 2016 All-Star Honor Choir

A unique and selective choral experience for students in the Northwest United States and Canada.

“I cannot express my appreciation enough for this event. Not only did my students have a wonderful, positive experience but I, too, found it educational and inspiring."


“This event changed my life as a singer and inspired me to continue pursuing my love of music!”

–past All-Star Mixed Choir member

“Thank you for this amazing opportunity. I am so blessed to have been given a chance to accomplish something I am so very proud and excited about!”

–past All-Star Women’s Choir member


All-Star Mixed

Dr. Cameron Labarr

Dr. Cameron F. Labarr
Missouri State University

All-Star Women

Photo of David Edmonds

Dr. David Edmonds
University of Montana

Commissioned Composer

Susan Labar, Composer

Susan Labarr, Composer

Nominate Students Online

Nominations Open  November 1 – November 17, 2017

Click here for the NOMINATION FORM

Results Posted November 20, 2017 


Registrations and Forms

We are proud to offer this festival at the most reasonable price possible.  We have not increased our registration fee since beginning this event five years ago. Your $95 registration fee includes:

  • Event registration & participation
  • Use of all scores from UM library during the event (sent in advance of festival)
  • Lunches and dinners (and Sunday brunch) from the UM Food Zoo
  • Singer & Director gift

Please print and fill out the attached forms and bring them with you to your registration.

Download the All-Star Choir Paperwork

** Participants are responsible for their own lodging **

All-Star Repertoire

All-Star Mixed Choir 

Dr. Cameron F. Labarr, Conductor

Lacrimosa (from Requiem) W. A. Mozart
Siyalobola Gogo arr. Michael Barrett 
Ballade to the Moon Daniel Elder
World Premiere - Title TBA Susan Labarr
Saints Bound For Heaven arr. Mack Wilberg


All-Star Women's choir

Dr. David Edmonds, Conductor

Cantate Domino Rupert Lang
Den Tod niemand zwingen kunnt J.S. Bach
Hello Girls Lloyd Pfautsch
May The Lord Bless You and Keep You Ronald Corp
Homeland Z. R. Stroope

Payment Information

Payment Due Date

- December 8, 2017

 If you would like an invoice, send an email request to Cheri Ferguson.

Payment Methods

Credit Card
The University of Montana accepts Visa, MasterCard, Discover
Call Cheri Ferguson @ 406-243-4970 with card information or make your payment online.
- Make checks payable to UM School of Music
- Memo line - All-Star Honor Choir
Mail to: 
College of Visual and Performing Arts
c/o Cheri Ferguson
32 Campus Drive
Missoula, MT 59812-8208

Lodging and Meals:

There are plenty of hotels within walking distance from the UM campus. While arrangements are made by the participants and/or their directors, we typically suggest checking with the following two hotels first, for their affordability, accessibility and reliability:

Photo of the University Camfort Inn

University Comfort Inn

1021 E Broadway 
Missoula, MT 59802 
(406) 549-7600 
Breakfast is included in this price. 
All rooms include a microwave and a small refrigerator.

Photo of the Campus Inn

Campus Inn Missoula

744 E. Broadway St.
Missoula, MT 59802
Breakfast is included in this price.

Other hotels may be available and can be booked at each school’s discretion. 

Directors, Parents, and Chaperones

If you are interested in sharing a room with another director, parent or chaperone and need help arranging for a roommate, please feel free to email

Any director, parent or chaperone may purchase individual meals at the UM Food Zoo for the regular cash price (Breakfast $9.75, Lunch $10.75, Dinner $11.75)

Event Schedule

Friday, February 2nd - Sunday, February 4th:

On-Site regsitration begins 1:00pm Friday, February 2nd.

Final Concert begins 1:00pm Sunday, February 4th (anticipated conclusion at 2:30pm)

A detailed event schedule will be included in participant communications

University of Montana Scholarship Auditions

Are you considering attending the UM School of Music?  Scholarship Auditions will be available during the All-Star Honor Choir weekend:
  • UM School of Music scholarship auditions are available to seniors during the event.
  • Music scholarships cover from 10%-80% of tuition, can be bundled with most academic/leadership scholarships, and can be awarded to both in-state and out-of-state students.
  • Auditions are ten minutes in length.
  • Scholarship audition requirements are listed on the School of Music website at under “admissions”.
  • Call Teresa Gray at 406-243-6880 for scheduling.

What to Bring

  • Your All-Star Music (if your director elected to receive hard copies in the mail)
  • A pencil (or three)
  • Your home choir concert attire
  • A black choir folder or black 3-ring binder


In order to get the music into the students hands in a timely fashion it is strongly encouraged that student or parent emails be included in the confirmation pages once the singers receive their acceptance notices. We will email (or mail, if requested) all music and instructions for part divisi once payment is received (Deadline: December 8th).