District 16

District Manager: Matthew W. Smith

District Co-Manager: Ryan Dawley

Junior High/Middle School & High School Solo & Ensemble Festival

  • January 12 - 13, 2024
  • Friday, 5 PM - 9 PM and Saturday, 8 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Chippewa Valley High School 
  • Host: James Pecar
  • Registration opens: October 6, 2023
  • Application/registration deadline: December 11, 2023
  • Fees: $20 Solo                $30 Small Ensemble (2-6)                $50 Large Ensemble (7-20)
  • Walk-in auditions for Oakland University will be available for Junior/Senior students.  

         More information will be made available closer to the date of festival.

  • Late registration will be available for seven (7) days past the deadline for a late fee of $20/event and late registrations must be paid by credit card. Fees are non-refundable and returned checks are subject to a $15 fee. You will not be scheduled without payment or PO. 

Note: D16 will not hold a separate JHMS S&E Festival in 2024.  Students (JHMS & HS) will attend the Festival in January.


Junior High/Middle School & High School Choral Festival

  • March 4-6, 2024
  • March 4, 2024 - Dakota HS 
  • Host: Tyler Dargis
  • March 5 & 6, 2024 - Stoney Creek HS 
  • Host: Dr. Brandon Ulrich
  • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, 8 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Sites will attempt to start with MS/JH choirs and transition to HS choirs. 
  • Registration opens: November 20, 2023
  • Application/registration deadline: February 2, 2024
  • $140 per choir

Late registration will be available for seven (7) days past the deadline for a late fee of $50/event and late registrations must be paid by credit card. Fees are non-refundable and returned checks are subject to a $15 fee. You will not be scheduled without payment or PO. 

District Solo & Ensemble Festival and Choral Festival medals will be available for purchase for $5 at the Festivals for students who receive final determinations of Excellent (I) or Good (II).


Festival Registration

Checks payable to MSVMA and invoices should be mailed to:


Matthew W. Smith

495 E. Scripps Rd

Lake Orion, MI 48360


Matthew W. Smith

District Manager

matthewsmith@msvma.org

(248) 343-1371 cell


Ryan Dawley

District Co-Manager

ryandawley@msvma.org

(248) 396-2218 cell


If you have questions about D16 events, contact one of your district managers. For other activities state festivals, specialized festivals, or honors choir please contact the corresponding coordinator.

2024 Fall Meeting:  

September 11, 2023

Rochester Mills Brewing Company

400 Water Street, Rochester MI

4p Social Gathering

5p Meeting


2024 Spring Meeting:  

June 3, 2024

Location TBA

                                                                                                  

Michigan School Vocal Music Association

P.O. Box 1131

Big Rapids, MI 49307-1131

(231) 592 - 9344

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