Music Fall Choral Festival



The Westmont Department of Music is delighted to invite high school choirs from across the Southern California region to apply for our annual Fall Choral Festival. Participating choirs will receive coaching from Westmont's music faculty, will be provided dinner, and will perform for one another at Santa Barbara’s majestic First Presbyterian Church. 

Choral Festival Date: Friday, October 25, 2024

Early Application Deadline: Friday, August 16, 2024

Regular Application Deadline: Friday, September 20, 2024

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Choirs who apply by August 16 will receive priority consideration and be notified of acceptance by August 23. Those who apply after will be notified by September 27.

Registration costs: 
To assist with festival expenses, participating choirs are requested to pay a $100 registration fee. There is no fee to apply for the festival. Choral programs in need of financial assistance are welcome to email Keith Erickson ( about scholarship inquiries.

Choral Festival Schedule

            1:30 P.M. Arrival and Welcome (Global Leadership Center, Westmont College)

            2:00 P.M. Clinic Time with Westmont Faculty 

            4:00 P.M. Pizza Dinner (Deane Lawn, Westmont College)

            5:15 P.M. Departure for Hahn Hall, Music Academy of the West

            6:00 P.M. Concert

            7:30 P.M. Departure

* Subject to change 

Traditionally concerts are free and open to the public. Should health guidelines allow, parents and other guests are requested to arrive early to guarantee seating. A revised schedule will be announced closer to the date of the event when more is known about what is possible this fall.  


All guest choirs should plan on performing in traveling attire and not bring or wear formal attire for the final concerts due to limited dressing facilities at the festival sites, length of travel for some choirs, comfort of the singers, and the general relaxed nature of the Festival events. Many schools in the past have opted for matching shirts, simple black & white comfortable attire, or other easily adaptable concert dress. Please be considerate of all of our guest choirs in keeping to this practice.

Contact us:

Keith Erickson
Music Operations Specialist
(805) 565-6240