Young Voices Festival

April 27 and 28, 2018

The University of Alabama School of Music | Tuscaloosa, AL

The Alabama ACDA Young Voices Festival is a unique opportunity for 4th-9th grade students in the state of Alabama. The Young Voices Festival offers choral students a challenging opportunity to perform advanced choral literature under the direction of nationally recognized music educators.

Held every spring since 1993, 4th - 9th grade students are eligible to participate in one of three choirs. Junior High Mixed, Girls' Choir, and a Boychoir under the direction of guest clinicians comprise the two day event. Rehearsals begin Friday afternoon into Friday evening. Students present a final concert, open to the public, on Saturday afternoon.

Biographies on all the clinicians, as well as audition forms, registration forms and further information may be found on the Young Voices Festival website.

Auditions for the Mixed Choir (grades 7-9) will be Friday, February 2nd. Girls Choir (grades 4-6) and Boychoir (grades 4-6) will consist of students selected by their teachers.

Additional information is available on the Young Voices Festival website.  Or you may contact Lisa Latham, event coordinator.


2018 Guest Clinicians

Philip Kierstead, Boychoir

Barbara Sletto, Girls Choir

Brent Merritt, Mixed Choir


Music Lists

Girls Choir

Menina Me Da Sua Mao - 2 part, arr. Brad and Lucy Green, Hal Leonard 08752989
When I Sing - SA, Leeann Starkey, Colla Voce 24-95935
A Joyful Song - 2 part, Mary Lynn Lightfoot, Heritage Music Press, 15/2476H
Sing to the World - 2 part, arr. Ken Berg, Hal Leonard, 00123569
Look to This Day - 2 part, Barbara Sletto, Hal Leonard, 00153448
Come Sing With Me (SATB) Berg, National Music Publishers

Mixed Choir

Come Travel With Me - SATB, Scott Farthing, Walton Music
Tres Cantos Nativos Do Indios Krao - SATB, Marcos Leite, Earthsongs
In Stiller Nacht - 3-Part Mixed, Brahms/Robinson, Brilee
True Light - SATB, Keith Hampton, Earthsongs
Hallelujah Amen (SATB) Handel, CPDL
Come Sing With Me (SATB) Berg, National Music Publishers


All Things Bright and Beautiful – Philip Silvey, 2-part, Santa Barbara SBMP749
Firefly – Andy Beck, 2-part, Alfred 27107
Sing to Me – Andrea Ramsey, 2-part, Santa Barbara SBMP1003
Peter Piper – Lon Beery, 2-part, Bri-Lee BL549
Fairest Lady – Nick Page, Unison/2-part, Boosey & Hawkes 48004859
Come Sing With Me (SATB) Berg, National Music Publishers


General Information
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Audition Form
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