MSVMA Conference Registration

Registration includes: Entrance to all sessions, music for your interest sessions* and select meals onsite**.

Early Bird Registration opens May 1

1 Day Conference Pass | $85

2 Day Conference Pass | $170

1 Day Non-Member Conference Pass | $170

2 Day Non-Member Conference Pass | $210


1 Day Conference Pass | $110

2 Day Conference Pass | $220

1 Day Non-Member Conference Pass | $205

2 Day Non-Member Conference Pass | $290

First Year Teacher | $100

Full-Time Student | $100

Emeriti/Retiree | $100

*Music packets are only guaranteed for registrations prior to June 15

**Registration fees cover lunches on Wednesday and Thursday and hors d'oeuvres on Wednesday night for the Teacher of the Year social hour.

Summer Conference fees are non-refundable.

Dr. Brad Holmes

Summer Conference Headliner

Brad Holmes has been privileged to serve as Visiting Professor of Choral Music at Baylor University during the 2022-23 academic year. Dr. Holmes first academic position as Associate Director of Choirs at Luther College was followed by his appointment as Director of Choir Programs at Millikin University where he served for thirty-one years. His term at Millikin saw the development of a multi-tiered program of six choirs led by a nationally recognized choral staff.

Under his leadership, the Millikin University Choir gained national recognition, due in part to seven invitations to perform at national and regional conferences of the American Choral Directors Association (ACDA).  With the goal of “…creating a unique sound for each piece in its repertoire,” the choir was at the forefront of the ‘tonal diversity’ movement exploring vocal approaches rooted in historical precedence, national custom and folk-music traditions.

A strong proponent of the cultural and artistic value of touring, Dr. Holmes has engaged in an ambitious concert-tour schedule. Choirs under his direction have sung in thirty-seven countries and every state but Alaska. During their annual two-week tours, the Millikin University Choir became a familiar presence in concert series across the United States. These performances, in addition to their frequent convention appearances, shaped the choir’s reputation for unique and varied programing.

Having been a Visiting Fellow at Cambridge University, Dr. Holmes has returned to the UK for multiple guest-conducting engagements, choral workshops and tours. Other international invitations have taken him to Continental Europe, China, Korea and Japan. Domestically, he has led more than three-hundred choir festivals and choral clinics including thirty All-State choirs. He has multiple guest-conducting appearances in Carnegie Hall. Dr. Holmes’ compositions are published by Santa Barbara Music Press and Morning Star Publishers. Additional arrangements may be found at

Brad Holmes received the M.M. degree in conducting from the University of New Mexico and the D.M.A. degree in choral music from Arizona State University.


Director of Summer Conference

Eric Cadena

Summer Conference Supervisor

Bridgit Cook

SCECHs are available at Summer Conference

Payment by cash, check or credit card will be accepted at the Conference.

800 Harker St, Port Huron, MI 48060

(810) 201-5513

(810) 984-8000

Group Code: MSV

Discounted rooms are available until June 24.

Sponsored by 


Michigan School Vocal Music Association

P.O. Box 1131

Big Rapids, MI 49307-1131

(231) 592 - 9344

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