SRU to host first ever ChoralFest, Feb. 22


Christopher Scott

Slippery Rock University is hosting its first-ever ChoralFest, Feb. 22, at Miller Theater in the Performing Arts Center with Christopher Scott, associate professor of music, among the faculty providing feedback to local high school choirs.

Feb. 12, 2024

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. — Student choirs from Slippery Rock University, alongside the SRU Chapter of the American Choral Directors Association, will present the first-ever performance of ChoralFest, 6:30 p.m., Feb. 22, at the Miller Theater in the Performing Arts Center. The event will include performances from three local high school choirs. Cost is $10 for general admission and tickets can be purchased online at

"So much planning and collaboration has gone into making this event possible," said Jenna Diem, a senior dual music education and music performance major from Rochester Mills, who is the #SRUChoirs president and the ChoralFest co-organizer "We can't wait to hear each and every choir and watch their growth throughout the entirety of the festival."

Nate Presutti, a sophomore music education major from Clinton, is the co-organizer and president of the ACDA at SRU.

Quaker Valley High School Vocal Ensemble, led by Austin Wolford; Franklin High School Concert Choir, led by Sarah Gilbert; and the Rocky Grove High School Select Choir led by Jodi Hoover, will each perform pieces. Christopher Scott, a SRU associate professor of music and Cindy Candelaria-Pieve, a SRU assistant professor of music, will offer feedback and coaching to each choir following the showcase. The festival concert will end the day, showing each high school choir's talent and will include performances by all three SRU choirs.

More information is available on the SRU Music Ensemble webpage.

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