Welcome to the country's hottest performance opportunities for your student performers! At its core, vocal festivals with Heart of America is the students, the parents, the directors and the school organizations that believe in, support, and attend these vocal festivals events each year. It is a community of people that are excited by, challenged by, and learns from the educational components, performance opportunities, travel experiences, and supportive and nurturing environment curated by the swing choir competition staff at each location. It is a diverse environment welcoming students & families from all nationalities, socio-economic backgrounds, religious affiliations, and political opinions. Above all, it is a place where both students, and the musical/performing arts, are encouraged, supported, & celebrated.
Heart of America vocal festivals are committed to providing FAIR, EDUCATIONAL and AFFORDABLE events with the highest level of professionalism and integrity. We believe that students can learn as much off stage as they do on stage, and thus we strive to provide a safe and friendly space where students and parents alike can stay, perform, eat, find age appropriate entertainment, and learn, all under one roof. Heart of America Concert Choir also offers scholarship opportunities for students through ongoing arrangements with many of our partners and sponsors. Heart of America Concert Choir continues to grow and cultivate an environment where competition drives excellence; where every student feels valued and given the opportunity to succeed.
Directors, students and parents alike will find everything they need at a Heart of America swing choir competition. Dynamic housing accommodations in iconic locations, Heart of America features the highest quality performers in choir groups from all regions of the country. Although you won’t need to leave the show headquarters, many sight-seeing and local attractions are convenient and easily added to your trip. Whether you are a seasoned veteran or this is your first adventure with a Heart of America swing choir competition, you’ll feel the love from the moment you arrive. It’s never too early to start planning your experience.
From all inclusive event locations to our social media presence, we want everyone to meet, greet and enjoy a lifelong choir memory. We continue to cultivate members as an active tool of promotion and recruitment. With nearly 80,000 visits to our website and just under 2,500 followers on Twitter, we have a fast and direct tool to get info out to a lot of people in a short amount of time. Heart of America vocal festivals also have a direct mail database and utilizes the REMIND app, giving us direct contact with all directors past and present to inform and advertise. Participants and spectators also frequently post videos of our groups and performances on YouTube.
This is our 3rd trip with HOA, we’ve now done Kansas City, Orlando, and Nashville. Each location is so unique but the quality and consistency of the event is always top notch. Bravo and thank you. We look forward to future trips with you.by Justin Sands, dir. Cedar Rapids, IA
Congrats! You assembled and pulled off one of the most exciting and competitive events our industry has seen in over 15 years. Bravo to you and everyone at HOA!by David Moellenkamp, dir. Los Alamitos, CA
Thank you for an amazing experience at HOA Orlando. Everything flowed really well. Performance space was great. Thanks for your commitment to high production values. We had a blast!by Doran Johnson, dir. Omaha, NE
I just wanted to say THANK YOU for an awesome weekend! This is my 3rd time with HOA and I continue to be more impressed every time. You run a class act with a staff that is just the BEST!by Carla Doles, dir. Norwell, IN
This was simply one of the best experiences I have had in a long time. My kids loved it and so did my administration and parents! We are already planning on coming to Nashville next year so put us down and save us a spot! Thank you!by Danielle Frerer, dir, Tupelo, MS
This was truly a top notch experience from beginning to end. The hotel was fantastic, the competition field was great and very diverse; I loved that my students had the freedom to compete, watch groups, shop, dine, and even ice-skate all under one roof. The passion and professionalism has led me to believe that Heart of America will be a big success with a multitude of groups going forward. The adjudication panel was superb, my students and I have nothing but great things to say about the attention to detail, organization, and our overall experienceby Larry Downey, dir. Jenks, OK
Make plans today to join us on the Magnificent Mile in Chicago! Bundle up, throw on a stocking cap and polish those character shoes before you stomp into the Windy City. Follow Lake Shore Drive into the home of the Midwest, famous for multiple sports teams, amazing restaurants and Garrett’s Popcorn. You’ll shine bright amongst the skyscrapers in the third largest city in the United States. Our growing concert choir division will be offered along with single voice/single gender, open and championship levels. Register today and come start the celebration in the Second City at Heart of America, Chicago!Learn More
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No doubt producing major national level vocal festivals is no small feat! We couldn’t do it without the support of our sponsors: Dance Sophisticates, Gail McInnis Productions, Dianne Holbert Ltd and Music Travel Consultants. Though the students receive much of the applause, we are giving a standing ovation to each of these businesses! Bravo!