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To be held at the

California All State Music Education Conference

San Jose Convention Center

February 17–18, 2017

This event is for high school, community college, and university students interested in the choral music profession.

Event Overview

The CLA will bring together high school students who demonstrate an interest in the music profession, together with pre-service college music education majors, for two days of musical and educational activities. These activities will teach musicianship skills, inspire confidence, and build camaraderie among musicians of the next generation. The students in the CLA will:

  • sing new literature
  • work on their musicianship
  • listen to and learn from veterans in the field
  • develop friendships that will support them as they begin their careers

We are privileged to have an outstanding headliner, Dr. Jeffrey Benson of San Jose State University, who will bring expertise, humor, and insight to the CLA students’ experience. The CLA faculty will include Dr. Chris Peterson (CSU Fullerton), Dr. Angel Vazquez-Ramos (CSU Bakersfield), Lori Mari Rios (College of the Canyons), and Willow Manspeaker (Stevenson School).

Due to the nature of this event, we must limit our enrollment to 50 students. While acceptance to the CLA is on a “first come, first served” basis, please be aware that we must have a balance of vocal parts as well as a balance of high school and college students. Therefore, as registration moves forward towards our limit, students might have to be placed on a waiting list. So encourage your students to register now online at http://calmusiced.com to be a part of this exciting experience!



2017 CLA Information Packet

2017 CLA Registration Form (Registration is now closed)

2017 CLA Medical and Liability Form (Required for all high school participants)

2017 CLA Schedule (coming soon)

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