University of Puget Sound Northwest Honor Choir Festival 2016

Friday, Sept. 30–Saturday, Oct. 1, 2016

Northwest Honor Choir Festival is an energetic two-day choral experience for advanced high school choral students. Students will spend a memorable two days singing in the Festival Honor Choir, learning new vocal techniques, how to be an effective vocal leader, and lifetime audition tips. Session to be led by Puget Sound faculty members: Steven Zopfi, and Kathryn Lehmann.

General Information

  • Deadline for registration: Friday, Sept. 16, 2016
  • Enrollment is limited
  • Online registration only at: beginning May 20, 2016
  • Teachers are asked to nominate advanced singers in balanced quartets only, schools may send up to 5 quartets.
  • Information regarding music and preparation CD, final concert tickets, and bus parking is available online.
  • Concert attire for final performance will be your school concert attire.


Cost for two-day festival is $35 nonrefundable per student (substitution is possible). Fee includes lunch on Friday and two tickets per student to the final performance on Sat.. Payment of fees may be made by credit card or check. For credit card payment, call the Office of Public Events (253.879.3555). Checks should be made payable to University of Puget Sound and sent to:
Office of Public Events, University of Puget Sound, 1500 N. Warner St. #1066, Tacoma, WA, 98416-1066.

2016 Honor Choir Repertoire

to be announced

All music is provided.

Final Performance CDs

Students may order CDs of the final performance of the Northwest Honor Choir at $15 each. An order form will be included in each student’s music packet.


Contact Office of Public Events, 253.879.3555 or


Sample Schedule

Friday, SEPT. 30, 2016

8 a.m.   Registration
8:30 a.m.   Welcome
8:45 a.m.   Full rehearsal/sectionals
11:30 a.m.   Performance by Adelphian Concert Choir
Noon   Lunch provided for students; Director's lunch provided
1 p.m.   Full rehearsal
2:15 p.m.   Vocal workshop by Puget Sound faculty
3 p.m.   Full rehearsal
4 p.m.   End

Saturday, OCT. 1, 2016

8:30 a.m.   Full rehearsal/sectionals
Noon   Lunch on your own
1 p.m.   Vocal workshop by Puget Sound faculty
1:45 p.m.   Full rehearsal/dress rehearsal
3:15 p.m.   Break for changing/line up
4 p.m.  

Final concert in Schneebeck Concert Hall