Idaho International Choral Festival
Idaho International Choral Festival

Idaho International Choral Festival
General Application Information and Application

Applications are now being accepted for the 2016 Idaho International Choral Festival, to be held in Pocatello, Idaho, USA. Applying choirs will be screened by the Committee based on their musical ability. Participation in the festival will be by official invitation only. Selected choirs are expected to participate in all officially scheduled festival activities.

Transportation and Lodging:

Once selected, all choirs must finance their travel to and from the Festival in Pocatello. A Choir Coordinator will be assigned to each choir and be with the choir throughout the festival.

Choirs who travel from outside of the United States will be housed with local families and provided all meals during the festival. Domestic choirs are responsible for arranging their own accommodations through the Idaho State University Housing Department or local hotels, the festival staff will be available to assist with the reservations process upon request. Domestic choirs will be included in all group meals and social functions conducted by the festival staff.

Transportation for the international choir members while at the festival will be provided by their host families or provided by the festival. The festival will provide transportation for domestic choirs to and from official festival activities.


There are no application or participation fees associated with the Idaho International Choral Festival.


The official deadline for submitting an application is March 31st, 2016. However, because applications will be reviewed in the order received, you are encouraged to apply as early as possible. Invitations will not be extended to choirs after the maximum capacity for participation has been reached.


A valid United States Visa for all international participants is required. It will be your responsibility to procure all of the necessary travel documents.

The process for obtaining United States Visas, in some cases can be very involved. Past experiences and information from the United States Government indicate that the process of obtaining visas can take up to eight weeks. In order to effectively and efficiently plan for the festival and to ensure the support for your visit is complete, the festival committee requires that you make application for your visas, so as to ensure you complete the visa process and obtain your visas four weeks prior to the first day of the festival. This early application will allow you and the festival staff adequate time to respond to the United States Consulate, if problems occur or additional documentation is requested. Additionally by starting and completing the visa process as required you give the festival committee adequate time to plan for your accommodations, meals and transportation needs.

The festival staff will assist you with the visa process in every way possible. If there are problems with these requirements, please let the festival staff know as soon as possible. Our goals are to include excellent choirs from around the world and to provide a superb and meaningful experience for all involved in the festival.

Materials required for application

In order to be considered for participation in the Idaho International Choral Festival, choirs must submit the online application and mail the additional required items:

  1. This application form, completed in its entirety.
  2. A recent recording of the choir on CD.
  3. A short biography of the choir, including the choir's history and other items of interest. (For example: a list of recordings made, awards received, or travels).
  4. A Curriculum Vitae or brief resume of the choir's conductor.
  5. A current color photograph of the choir to be used for publicity purposes.
    An original photo or a quality digital photo e mailed to us will be accepted.

If you have required application material that you wish to attach to a standard e-mail, you may send the material to the appropriate committee member or members listed.

Julie Hayden: [click here to open email client]
Dr. Scott Anderson: [click here to open email client]

Idaho International Choral Festival mailing address:

Idaho International Choral Festival
P.O. Box 8489
Pocatello, Idaho 83209

Application materials will not be returned

If you are interested in participating in the Idaho International Choral Festival please fill out the following application form to submit your information online to our committee, or you may click here, to download a form that you may print and mail along with the additional items required for making application to the Idaho International Choral Festival.

Online Application

(Please review all instructions prior to submitting)