Albany Pro Musica

High School Choral Festival


Presented by Albany Pro Musica and the University at Albany
with Guest Conductor Dr. Michael Lister

Saturday, February 5, 2022
University at Albany

We are so thrilled to be able to offer our High School Choral Festival again this year, live and in person! This year’s festival brings new opportunities, a new format, and a new location. APM is pleased to partner with the University at Albany to present a reimagined High School Choral Festival on campus at UAlbany. The festival will feature a full day of vocal workshops, rehearsals, and enrichment opportunities on campus, and culminate in a festival concert open to the public. Dr. Michael Lister, the new Director of Choral Studies at UAlbany, will be the festival’s guest clinician, charged with selecting chorus repertoire and leading the student festival chorus in rehearsals and performance.

Choral directors: New this year, we invite the applications of any of your students whom you feel would be interested and capable of singing at a high level! Albany Pro Musica will review all applications with an eye toward representation and balance, and will seek input from directors as needed. Directors are also encouraged to submit a recommendation form for students to participate in the festival Honor Choir. This will be a chamber group of 12-16 singers who will participate in a workshop with Dr. José Daniel Flores-Caraballo and APM Chamber Singers. During the workshop they will prepare a piece to perform as a featured group during the concert.

Hear from Michael Lister and Jose Daniel Flores-Caraballo discussing their plans for the Festival:

IMPORTANT NOTE: In order to accommodate social distancing on stage and within our instructional spaces, this year’s festival is open to a maximum of 60 students.

Please click here for more information about this year’s festival, including an overview of our schedule (subject to change).  



  1. Each student must fill out the online application form and submit by Friday, December 10, 2021. (deadline extended)
  2. High School Directors can submit a recommendation form for students to participate in the festival Honor Choir by Friday, December 10, 2021. (deadline extended)
  3. Application review will take place in December and early January. During this time, teachers may be contacted for additional input. Please be sure to check email for communication from Albany Pro Musica. Students will be notified by Friday, January 14, 2022 about whether they have been accepted or placed on our waiting list.


We look forward to singing with you this season!