Gustavus Honor Choir 2020

Sunday and Monday, March 8 and 9

Please SAVE THE DATE and check back in October for more details and to register for the festival!

The Gustavus Honor Choir Festival brings together outstanding singers and fine choral repertoire in an exciting two-day experience! Students will refine their musical skills through engaging choir rehearsals, individual voice lessons with supportive college faculty, faculty-led masterclasses, and a special opportunity to interact with a guest artist.

The culminating concert on March 9, 2020 will feature performances by the Gustavus Choir, the Eagan High School Concert Choir under the direction of Jim Cox, selected vocal soloists, and the 125–voice Festival Choir. The concert will take place in the magnificent Christ Chapel, which is regarded as one of the finest venues for choral performances in the region. 

This year we have the great pleasure to welcome nationally renowned composer Dr. Joshua Shank as our artist–in–residence. In 2002, he became the youngest recipient ever of the Raymond W. Brock Composition Award by the American Choral Directors Association. A native of Minnesota, Dr. Shank currently lives in Spokane, Washington where he teaches music theory, composition, music history and conducts the Men’s Chorus at Gonzaga University.

Please consider nominating your deserving students for this truly special event. If you have any questions about the festival, please contact Dr. Brandon Dean at