2024 State High School Festival

Tuesday, March 26, 2024
Higley Center for the Performing Arts

Dear Directors,

Congratulations to all who performed at the Arizona Choral Educators Fall Festival. For those of you interested in attending the AzACDA High School Spring State Festival here are the details pertaining to the festival. Our festival will be hosted once again at the Higley Center for Performing Arts on Tuesday, March 26th. The cost per ensemble is $150. The schedule will be sent to you as soon as possible so you can take care of transportation needs. Please make sure that the name of your school appears on the district Purchase Order so we can differentiate between multiple schools from the same district.

We are trying new things this year! We are always encouraging our ensembles to stay and listen to other groups throughout the day and to help this effort, the Phoenix Chorale will be doing a small lunchtime performance for all schools in attendance. This will occur in the middle of the day so schools who sing early can attend before leaving and schools who sing later can arrive early, if they so wish to. There will also be another, yet to be determined, performance during the lunchtime concert so stay tuned!

This year we are privileged to have the following judges:

  • Joey Johnston, Director of Choral Studies – Chandler-Gilbert Community College
  • Andrea Squires, Community, Classroom and Private Voice Instructor
  • Herbert Washington, Artistic Director of the Phoenix Boys Choir

It is extremely important to follow the deadlines below so that we can make this festival run smoothly:

  • Mar. 1, 2024 – Registration deadline
  • Mar. 11, 2024 – Last chance for any cancellations
  • Mar. 24, 2023 – Mar. 22, 2024 – Payment Deadline. The cost is $150 per ensemble. If you are not a member of AzACDA, there is an additional $50 non-member fee to participate. (Checks need to be mailed to AZACDA c/o Chris Granger 1601 N. Saba St. Unit 297, Chandler, AZ. 85225).
  • Important Note: Please check with your district to make sure they have the correct address


  • Directors Letter (containing all the information this web page)

Robert Decoste
Higley High School, Director of Choirs
AzACDA Senior High School R&R Chair