CWU Fall Choral Classic

Festival Information

Nov. 14-15, 2023

The Fall Choral Classic is a non-competitive festival designed to enhance open and honest exchange between the clinicians, the conductor and the students. This fun filled festival takes place in the wonderful acoustical environment of CWU's Dr. Wayne S. Hertz Concert Hall in the Jerilyn S. Mcintyre Music Building.

Each of the two days is identical, with about 12 choirs per day. All invited choirs are expected to arrive and be seated by 8:15 a.m. and remain for the duration of the festival, which ends with a one hour showcase final concert and awards ceremony, concluding by 6:00 p.m.

This is a non-competitive festival, designed to embrace choirs where they are and help guide them to the next level of excellence. We know how early it is in the year, and hope this festival provides encouragement to get out of the starting blocks quickly, while motivating singers to work hard for a successful school year.

The day includes watching CWU Choral Faculty work with the performing choirs onstage, 2 highly experienced clinician/judges working with the choirs, and five CWU choral ensembles performing, including CWU’s Vocal Jazz One and the CWU Chamber Choir, both known internationally!


  • $400.00
  • First come, first served!
  • One ensemble per school
  • Registration is full, Please email Dr. Lamartine to be added to the wait list

Festival Includes

  • Warm-up, performance, on-stage clinic, private clinic for your ensemble
  • Onstage clinics with CWU Choral Faculty: Dr. Nicole Lamartine, Prof. Vijay Singh, and Dr. Scott Peterson
  • Private clinic with one of two esteemed adjudicators
  • Video and Audio files of your performance and Video of your clinic
  • Adjudication: audio and written comments
  • Group workshops and singing
  • CWU Admissions information and possible campus tour
  • Informances from CWU choral ensembles (Chamber Choir, Chorale, Wildcatters, Vox Divina, Vocal Jazz 1), students, and faculty


Each school has 20 minutes on stage. Choirs are encouraged to plan 10-15 minutes of music, as this allows one of the CWU Choral faculty to spend about 10 minutes on stage with the group making suggestions. Directly following is a 20 minute clinic in another room with one of our esteemed clinicians.

Contact Dr. Nicole Lamatrine.

CWU News

CWU dancers perform their professor’s work at national festival

December 6, 2023


Wildcat alum represents passion for CWU on the road

December 6, 2023


More News
Give to Music