UM High School All-Star Honor Choir

"This event changed my life and inspired me to continue pursuing my love of music!"
-2016 All-Star choir member


Greetings, Montana Choral Directors,

It is my pleasure to announce our 2020 University of Montana All-Star Honor Choir and invite you to nominate students for this worthy program. It is a privilege for the UM Choir Program to offer this important tradition. We’ll have an outstanding clinician for the treble choir and mixed choir in Dr. Jo-Michael Scheibe of the Thorton School of Music at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, and I’m honored to have the opportunity to conduct the All-Star Tenor/Bass Choir.  We can’t wait for this event to start and to make music with your students.

Thank you,
Dr. Coreen Duffy

Nominations Accepted November 1 – November 15, 2019

Click here to access the INFORMATION LETTER which includes a link to the online nomination form.

Results Posted November 30, 2019 

All-Star Choir Poster

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 & Treble Choir

Jo-Michael Scheibe

Dr. Jo-Michael Scheibe
University of Southern California
Thorton School of Music

All-Star Tenor/Bass Choir

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Dr. Coreen Duffy
University of Montana

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

** Participants are responsible for their own lodging **

Payment Information

Payment Due Date

- December 10, 2019

 If you would like an invoice, send an email request to Jill Johns.

Payment Methods

Credit Card
The University of Montana accepts Visa, MasterCard, Discover
Call 406-243-6081 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 the Arts and Media
c/o Jill Johns
32 Campus Drive
DAH 201
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:

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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.

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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

Any director, parent or chaperone may purchase individual meals at the UM Food Zoo for the regular cash price (Breakfast $10.25, Lunch $11.25, Dinner $12.25).

Event Schedule

Friday, January 17-Sunday, January 19:

On-Site registration begins 1:00pm Friday, Jan 17.

Final Concert begins 12:30pm Sunday, Jan 19 (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 student's 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 10).