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Invitational Choral Festival

April 13, 2019

Thank you for your interest in attending the EMU Invitation Choral Festival!  Our festival is a one day festival with special guest, Jake Runestad. This spring, our festival will take place on Saturday, April 13, 2019 from 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. and our final performance will begin at 7:30 p.m.

This event is open to SATB choirs throughout Michigan and Ohio.  All attending singers will combine to make a large Festival Chorus and will spend the day learning from our outstanding guest clinician, Jake Runestad.

In addition, we will invite several of the most accomplished High School choral ensembles to give a solo performance on the Pease Auditorium Stage. Each participating ensemble will receive a private master-class with Dr. Brandon Johnson and will join the EMU Festival Honor Choir for a day of music making with our festival conductor.

Participants will check in from 8:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. the historic Pease Auditorium on the main campus of Eastern Michigan University - Ypsilanti, MI.


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Festival Details

Important Dates

  • March 15 - Online registration closes
  • March 22 - All attendee media waivers due
  • March 22 - All fees due
  • April 13 - Arrive at 8:30 a.m. for the Invitational Choral Festival!
  • April 13 - Final performance begins at 7:30 p.m.

We look forward to having you join us for the Invitational Choral Festival! If you have any questions, please contact program staff at  emu_choirs@emich.edu.


  • $25 registration fee per participant (required)

Optional Extra Fees

  • $10 extra per participant for a festival t-shirt.
  • $12 extra per participant for lunch
  • $12 extra per participant for dinner

Please fill out the online registration form, in its entirety, as soon as possible. This will allow us to develop the festival program and reserve enough space for your group. This information will be due no later than Friday, March 15 , 2019. We will provide additional information about logistics once we receive your group’s completed registration form. If you have any questions, please contact program staff at emu_choirs@emich.edu.


EMU Festival Choir (no advance work is required) repertoire will be:

  • Domine ad Adjuvandum Me Festina, ed. Brandon Johnson
  • Let My Love Be Heard, Jake Runestad
  • My Good Lord ‘s Done Been Here, Andre Thomas


This event is open to anyone in the general public. EMU program staff will not be responsible for the supervision of participants, including minors on campus per the Eastern Michigan University  Board Policy 9.7 and the \minors on campus administrative procedure [PDF].

Tentative Schedule of Events

Schedule [PDF]

For more information please email: emu_choirs@emich.edu

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