The Festival Choir is made up of 400 singers representing high schools and academies from across the country. These singers will have the privilege of performing a wondrous array of music that every year ranges from masterworks and traditional favorites to new an exciting choral literature. The Festival Choir is directed by Jonathan Wall, director of choral and vocal studies at Southwestern Adventist University, choral ensembles that have not attended before and would like more information on how their ensemble can participate may email jwall(at)swau.edu and request a choral application. All choirs, returning and auditioning, must submit a choral application.
The Invitational Symphonic Band
The Symphony Orchestra
The Symphony Orchestra is led by French conductor Marc Élysée and brings together the finest players from the Woodwind, Brass, Percussion and String families. This year the orchestra will perform an exciting program featuring violinist Cristian Neacsu in Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso by Camille Saint-Saëns, and Peer Gynt Suite No. 1 by Edvard Grieg amongst other works. To request audition material, please contact Dr. Marc Élysée at marc.elysee(at)swau.edu.