The North Dakota State University Challey School of Music, the American Choral Directors Association, and the American Composers Forum proudly announce the "NDSU Choral Symposium: Contemporary Composition in America."

Noted composer, conductor, and lecturer Eric Whitacre will headline the three-day symposium, presenting sessions on his music and working with NDSU choral ensembles.

Composers, conductors, choral enthusiasts and music students are invited to attend and participate in sessions highlighting American choral music of both emerging and established composers.

Topics to include commissions, publishing, second-performances, composition competitions and programming. Guest presenters will include nationally and internationally known composers.

Headliner: Eric Whitacre

The Contemporary Composition in America Choral Symposium is honored to work with world-renowned composer and conductor Eric Whitacre during the symposium.

Featured Choir: Cantus

We are pleased to announce Minneapolis-based choral ensemble Cantus as our featured choir.

Featured Presenters

Several internationally-known presenters will discuss a variety of topics during the symposium. Click here for details.



Registration and Concert Tickets

One-day and full conference registration is now available, along with full and modified registration options for students. Please visit NDSU Marketplace to register. Depending on your registration choice, you'll receive admission to one or both of the concerts with Cantus on Friday, Oct. 23 and Eric Whitacre on Saturday, Oct. 24.

For tickets in addition to those provided with Choral Symposium registration, visit our Box Office site for the Cantus and Eric Whitacre concerts.


Please click here to view the symposium schedule.

More Information

Please contact Dr. Jo Ann Miller at


This project is supported in part by a grant from the North Dakota Council on the Arts, which receives funding from the state legislature and the National Endowment for the Arts.

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