What people are saying ...

"For me the Choral Arts Symposium at the Bellingham Festival of Music was one of the richest experiences I have had within my past 24 years of singing and directing music. The highlights for me: soaking up the richness of music, wisdom, and experience from Vance; collaboration and encouragement from kindred-spirit choral musician colleagues whom I never knew until this wonderful opportunity came along; singing and studying choral music in such grandiose depth; participating in the Bellingham Festival of Music's concert performances; and all within the most beautiful corner of Western Washington where the natural beauty around us magnified our time together. The bond we all experienced amongst ourselves from this type of musical experience cannot be put into words easily.  We were thirsty for more. We came away enriched deeply both personally and professionally. Working with students all school-year long is a joy but coming together in the summer with other choir director colleagues from various places and singing gorgeous music together, is an enrichment experience that every choral musician should have at least once a year and what better place than the Bellingham Festival of Music in Bellingham, WA- absolutely priceless." ~2012 participant¬†


"The symposium's perfect combination of in-depth score study and concurrent performance preparations realizes both the theoretical and practical aspects of the music." ~2012 participant


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