5th Annual UM High School All-Star Honor Choir
NOMINATIONS OPEN NOVEMBER 1-17, 2017
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
Dr. Cameron F. Labarr
Missouri State University
Dr. David Edmonds
University of Montana
Susan Labarr, Composer
Nominations Open November 1 – November 17, 2017
Click here for the NOMINATION FORM
Results Posted November 20, 2017
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 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 Due Date
- December 8, 2017
If you would like an invoice, send an email request to Cheri Ferguson.
Payment MethodsCredit 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
College of Visual and Performing Arts
c/o Cheri Ferguson
32 Campus Drive
Missoula, MT 59812-8208
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:
1021 E Broadway
Missoula, MT 59802
Breakfast is included in this price.
All rooms include a microwave and a small refrigerator.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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)
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
- 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 umt.edu/music under “admissions”.
- Call Teresa Gray at 406-243-6880 for scheduling.
- 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).