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What is the KASC Honor Chorus Festival?


​This unique festival provides an excellent opportunity for music and chorus teachers with their student musicians to participate in a collaborative performance under the guidance of a guest conductor. Choristers from 4th-8th grades are invited from all schools, community choirs, church choirs, private vocal studios, and any district within southern California to join in creating this honor chorus. Past KASC festivals have included three young instrumentalist winners of LACESMA’s annual music scholarships who perform solo pieces. Participating teachers will receive quality concert repertoire, rehearsal tracks, lesson ideas, festival meetings with the director, and more.



Saturday, May 13, 2023 — Rehearsal

  • 12:45 Check-in

  • 1:00–4:30 Rehearsal

  • 4:30 Distribution of choir T-shirt and dismissal

Sunday, May 14, 2023 — Dress Rehearsal and Concert

  • 12:45 Check-in

  • 1:00—3:45 Dress Rehearsal

  • 4:00 Festival Concert


May 14, 2023 


Glendale City Church

610 E California Ave, Glendale, CA 91206

Click here for a parking diagram


Festival T-shirt and black bottoms.






*DEPOSIT DEADLINE EXTENDED- register now to secure your spot in the festival!



1. Sesere eeye, arr. Mark O’Leary 

2. Silver Moon Boat, arr. William Southerland 

3. In the Arms of an Oak, arr. Andy Beck

4. The Dream Keeper, arr. Rollo Dilworth 

5. Hopp Juliska, Hungarian Folksong 

6. Jubilate Deo, Praetorius

7. Seasons of Love, Jonathan Larson 


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May 13-14, 2023

Glendale City Church

610 E California Ave, Glendale, CA 91206

For inquiries and sign-ups, email


Our Guest Conductor:

Kelly Adams

Kelly Adams is a twice-over graduate of the University of Southern California where she received a Bachelor of Music degree in music industry and vocal performance and a Master of Arts degree in music education. In 2013, she attended the Kodály Association of Southern California (KASC) Summer Institute where she fell in love with Kodály’s revolutionary methods and ideology, eventually receiving her certification under Dr. Kathy Hickey and Dr. Niké St. Clair in 2016. She continues to build Kodály-based curricula for the National Children’s Chorus and Santa Monica-Malibu School District. Kelly also serves as President on the KASC board, and currently teaches Level I Pedagogy during KASC’s Summer Institute at Azusa Pacific University. Kelly recently accepted an invitation to conduct the 2023 KASC Honor Chorus Festival. When she’s not teaching, Kelly performs, writes and records with the band Karmina (search Queens of Heart to hear Karmina’s latest album) and sings in feature films (How to Train Your Dragon, Wonder, Pan, The Lorax). Kelly is thrilled to conduct her 6-year-old daughter Rudi in Prelude Level at the National Children’s Chorus! 

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