Hear the Future:
Annual Invitational Choral Festival

The clinic was WONDERFUL. The Dekaney Choir learned so much and loved it. On a personal level I must say that it was a joy to observe, listen and watch all of the clinics and learn from other schools and directors. It was refreshing to leave Saturday and know that there are hard working students and adults all over Houston that love singing. The uniqueness of this even was the fact that it wasn’t about winning, but collaboration and the JOY of making music.
— Melissa J. Cox, Director, Dekaney High School Choir

Hear the Future
21st Annual Invitational Choral Festival
At South Main Baptist Church

Choral Clinic: Saturday, January 25, 2020
8:30 AM to 4:30 PM

Free Community Concert: Sunday, January 26, 2020
4:00 PM

Hear the Future Concert

Masters of Ceremonies and Educational Leaders:
Sally Schott and Eddie Quaid

Each year, the Houston Chamber Choir invites three outstanding choirs from the Greater Houston area to participate in their annual invitational choral festival. The elementary, middle, and high school choir featured serve to acknowledge and encourage high standards for all school choirs. Now entering its 21st year, thousands of students from over 40 of the area's finest school choral programs have participated in Hear the Future. This free community concert gives audience members a chance to show their support and appreciation for the outstanding work being done by music educators and their talented singers.

2020 Concert participants

  • Parker Elementary School Advanced Chorus from Houston ISD directed by Marianna Parnas-Simpson

  • Salyards Varsity Treble Chorale from Cypress Fairbanks ISD directed by Amy Moore

  • Clements High School Concert Chorale from Fort Bend ISD directed by Janet Menzie and Ryan Bogner

Hear the Future Clinic

Featured Guest Clinician:
Dr. Kristina Caswell MacMullen, Associate Professor of Conducting and Ensemble at the University of North Texas

To further impact our local choral music education programs, the Houston Chamber Choir continues the second year of its expanded festival that includes a clinic on Saturday, January 25, for eight of Houston’s most outstanding Title I high school choirs. Leading the clinic will be Dr. Kristina Caswell MacMullen, who will provide expert guidance and instruction to each of the participating youth ensembles. 

2020 Clinic Participants

Coming soon…

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Past participants

Aldine Children’s Honor Choir · Arnold Middle School Varsity Mixed Chorus · Bellaire High School Choir · C.E. King High School · Cinco Ranch High School Chorale · Clear Brook High School Symphonic Chorale · Crosby High School · Cy-Fair Singers · Cypress Falls High School Choir · Cypress Park High School · Dekaney High School · Fort Settlement Middle Varsity Choir · High School for the Performing and Visual Arts · Hightower High School · HISD Elementary Honors Choir · Humble High School · James E. Taylor High School · Jersey Village Chamber Singers · Kahla Middle School Choir · Katy ISD Elementary Honor Choir · Kingwood High School · Klein Cain High School · Klein Oak High School Chorale · Knox Junior High School Choir · Lamar High School · Langham Creek High School · Lanier Middle School · MacArthur High School · Mayde Creek Junior High School · Mayde Creek High School Kantori · McCullough Junior High School · Memorial Middle School Mixed · Mitchell Intermediate School · O. Davis High School Choir · Parker Elementary School · Pasadena High School · Pearl Hall Elementary School · The Rice School · Roth Elementary · St. John’s School · St. Theresa’s Catholic School · South Houston High School · Spring High School · Spring Branch Middle School · Spring Oaks Middle School · Twin Creeks Middle School · The Woodlands High School