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Feature your choir on the main stage of legendary Carnegie Hall located in one of the most exciting cities in the world! Trust our attention to detail. Our expertise in event planning, production, and music education leaves you free to focus on your singers and their performance.

  • Costs & Electives

    You choose your desired festival content from the following performance options and itinerary electives.

    Costs are listed per person for each itinerary elective.

    • $12520 minutes for your choir alone on the iconic Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall adjudicated by members of our award-winning guest faculty (requires a minimum of 40 singers)
    • $60one-hour private ensemble clinic for your choir with one of our guest faculty*
    • $40festival chorus rehearsal and performance on the Carnegie Stage conducted by our composer-in-residence, Dr. David N. Childs, presenting his new piece written for CODA*
    • $10020 minutes of stage time at Carnegie Hall for ensembles less than 40 that combine with other smaller choirs to form a CODA Chorus for rehearsal and performance conducted by Dr. Jamie Spillane
    • $25festival chorus rehearsal and performance on stage conducted by Dr. Jefferson Johnson presenting a concert closer
    • $5020-minute private vocal coaching for individual singers with one singer chosen to perform on stage at Carnegie Hall during festival
    • $25one-hour lecture discussion with composer-in-residence, Dr. David N. Childs, for students and teachers*
    • $5090-minute conducting masterclass with Dr. Jefferson Johnson for students and teachers*
    • CEUs10 hours of continued education credit for participants that attend starred items and the festival performance

    Residency Packages: travel, housing, sight-seeing and meal options available on request

    Included in All Festivals

    • STAFF: Professional production team, performance and venue management: stage crew, house management, ushers, box office, and official Playbill including all ensemble participants
    • EXPERIENCE: Performance at Carnegie Hall covered by official photographer, all participants hear the performance of other choirs from across the United States in assigned house seats
    • INDIVIDUALIZED BILLING: Each participant pays us directly through our online portal. No more stress for directors having to collect money from their students.
    • PREPERATION: Festival chorus development, preparation assistance through part learning recording, rehearsal space, and professional collaborative pianist
    • DIRECTORS & CHAPERONES: No fee (up to 1 per 10)
    • POST-CONCERT: One archival audio and DVD of your performance, identification and souvenir lanyard for each participant, commemorative plaque for each ensemble, and professional photographs available for purchase

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    Schedule

    Sunday, June 7, 2020
    Private Clinics, Coaching Sessions, and Masterclasses

    • One-hour private clinic for your choir with award-winning guest faculty member located at a professional rehearsal studio in Manhattan
    • Two-hour rehearsal of those students electing participation in a CODA Chorus (combined ensembles who are less than 40 participants) with Dr. Jamie Spillane
    • Elected one-hour festival chorus rehearsal with Dr. Dr. David N. Childs preparing the new piece written by him for CODA
    • Elected one-hour festival chorus rehearsal of an established concert-closing piece with Dr. Jefferson Johnson
    • Individual singers may elect a 20-minute coaching session with one of our guest faculty or a professional singer; coaches will select one singer to perform as a finalist on stage at Carnegie Hall on June 8
    • One-hour lecture discussion with composer-in-residence, Dr. David N. Childs, for students and teachers
    • 90-minute conducting masterclass with Dr. Jefferson Johnson for students and teachers

    Monday, June 8, 2020
    Performance Day!

    • Festival performance at Carnegie Hall to begin in the afternoon
    • Performance of the new piece written by Dr. David N. Childs on stage at Carnegie Hall by those singers who elected participation in the premiere festival chorus
    • 20-minute individual ensemble performances of choirs with a minimum of 40 singers, adjudicated by members of our award-winning faculty
    • 20-minute performance by CODA Chorus (combined ensembles who are less than 40 participants) conducted by Dr. Jamie Spillane
    • Solo performance by finalist chosen by vocal coaches
    • Performance of an established concert-closer on stage at Carnegie Hall by those singers who elected participation in a festival chorus conducted by Dr. Jefferson Johnson
    • All singers will be seated in the audience to hear the performance of other choirs from across the United States