Western Slope Choral Festival
The 2016 festival is March 3-5, 2016. (Thursday afternoon through Saturday afternoon concert). This year’s Women’s Choir conductor is Dr. Kelly Hudson from Concord University of and this year’s Mixed Choir conductor is Dr. John Petzet from Louisiana Tech University.
The Western Slope Choral Festival is held on the Western State Colorado University Campus each Spring, usually during the first week in March. Approximately 250 singers from 40 Colorado High Schools are selected by audition to participate in two Honor Choirs - Mixed and Women's. Each choir is directed by a nationally known choral conductor. Past conductors have included Donald Brinegar, Edith Copley, Dennis Cox, Galen Darrough, and Solveig Holmquist.
Auditions for the Western Slope Honor Choir Festival are held in Fall. Specific information about the Honor Choirs is mailed to individual high schools in September.