Festival Details

The festival will be hosted at UC Irvine.

       Seth Houston, DMA
       University of California, Irvine
       Department of Music
       Director of Choral Activities | Associate Chair for Performance
       music.arts.uci.edu/choral | www.sethhouston.com | 303.815.0648

The venue is the Irvine Barclay Theatre: 4242 Campus Dr, Irvine, CA 92612

       The Irvine Barclay Theatre, one of the premier venues in Orange County, is a 750-seat theatre in the heart of UCI’s campus, and regularly hosts    

       leading performers such as the Tallis Scholars, Bradford Marsalis, and David Sedaris.

Check back later for details which will be posted as we know them. 
Saturday, March 9, 2019
Noon - Directors Luncheon
1:00 - Directors Meeting
2:00 - Master Class
6:30 - Festival Performance
9:30 - Directors Reception

Warm-Up Schedule

Warm-Up Time TBD closer to the festival.

About the Adjudicator

Dr. Amanda Quist is Associate Professor and Chair of  
the Conducting, Organ, and Sacred Music Department at
Westminster Choir College. She conducts the Westminster
Chapel Choir and Westminster Kantorei, and teaches
graduate and undergraduate conducting. She is the recipient
of Westminster Choir College of Rider University’s 2014
Distinguished Teaching Award, and the 2018 Mazzotti Award 
for Women's Leadership. Westminster Kantorei, an
award-winning early music ensemble, has performed at the
American Choral Directors Association’s (ACDA) Eastern
Division Conference, Boston Early Music Festival, the
American Handel Festival, and the choir just released its first
commercial recording, Lumina. During her work with the Westminster Symphonic Choir, Dr. Quist collaborated with the
New York Philharmonic, The Philadelphia Orchestra, Dresden Staatskapelle, and composers Ola Gjeilo and Tarik O’Regan.
She was chorus master for the Philadelphia Symphonic Choir’s performances of Mahler’s Symphony No. 3 this past
Spring, conducted by Yannick Nezet-Seguin. Dr. Quist also served as chorus master for the premiere of Toshio Hosokawa’s
opera Matsukaze at the Spoleto Festival USA and the Lincoln Center Festival. The New York Times and Charleston City Paper
described the chorus’ performance as “beautifully prepared, gripping,” a “gossamer web of voices” and “bridging the vocal
and instrumental textures with perfect intonation.” Dr. Quist is also director of the Westminster Vocal Institute, and she was previously director of choral activities at San José State University. Her other honors include the prestigious James Mulholland National Choral Award and the Audrey Davidson Early Music Award. Her research focus is voice science and pedagogy in choral singing, and she has presented lectures on the topic of choral sound across the country. An active guest conductor and clinician,

her recent and upcoming appearances include the All State Honor Choirs of Texas, California, Washington, Vermont, Missouri, Delaware and Colorado, as well as the Georgia All-Collegiate Honor Choir. She has also served as headliner for music conferences across the United States. Dr. Quist is the National ACDA Repertoire & Resources Coordinator for Collegiate Activities, and her
choral series is published through Walton Music.

2019 Festival Information