Thursday, Jan. 18

  • Late afternoon: Arrival in Athens and Check-in at OU Inn
  • Evening: Rehearsals and Concert by
  • Overnight: Stay at OU Inn

Friday, Jan. 19

  • Morning: Sectional rehearsals and optional mini-lessons with faculty
  • Afternoon: Full rehearsals, and Performances by the Ohio Women's Ensemble and The Singing Men of Ohio
  • Evening: Dress rehearsal and Concert
  • Return home following concert




We are pleased to continue our partnership with the Ohio University Inn to provide housing for participants. This full-service hotel is used extensively by the university community, and graduate teaching associates from the School of Music will serve as chaperones. Transportation during the festival will be provided.



Anonymous - Rejoice in the Lord, Alway

J. Haydn/arr. Rentz – Achieved is Thy glorious work

C.V. Stanford – Beati quorum via (auditioned Festival Chamber Choir)

M. Wilberg – O Whistle and I’ll come to ye

S. Hatfield – Jabula Jesu



Honor Choir is for students Grades 9-12 who are recommended by their school choral director as having the highest choral standards: excellent preparers, outstanding singers and musicians, and good citizens of their musical community. To keep voicing in the Honor Choir balanced, directors are encouraged to submit SATB quartets whenever possible. There is no assigned limit to how many quartets schools may send. Directors with qualified chamber groups of 16-20 are encouraged to send them.

Online Regsitration, to be completed by directors on behalf of their quartets, is now open!  

The deadline for confirming the number of students schools will send is Friday, January 5th.  At this point the Ohio University School of Music will send music packets to participating schools in the quantity indicated.

The deadline for confirming the names of participants is Wednesday, January 10.



The per-participant cost of Honor Choir participation is $80, which covers accommodations, most meals, and music packets.  Following registration by their directors, accepted students may pay with a credit card here.

QUESTIONS about the Honor Choir Festival can be directed to Dr. Bradley Naylor, Director of Choral Activities.