The Carthage Music Department hosts the annual Lakeside Choral Festival on October 31 and November 1, 6, and 7, 2023.

Choirs are invited to participate in a 40-minute performance/clinic session with a Carthage music professor. During the clinic, your choir may sing up to two pieces of your choosing. Clinic sessions will run simultaneously, and choirs will be assigned to work with one of the following faculty members:

Choirs that can be on campus over the noon hour are invited to participate in an informal concert where each choir may share one of its prepared pieces; a Carthage choral ensemble will also perform. All choirs receive a 40-minute clinic and tour of campus, with optional activities to include participation in the noontime concert and lunch in the Carthage dining hall (extra fee).

The cost of the event with lunch in the Carthage dining hall is $5 per student; without lunch, it is $3 per student. Directors receive a free lunch ticket and an additional free adult ticket for every 15 students participating.


How to register

Space is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. Advance registration is required. Advance payment (payable to Carthage College) is appreciated but not required. You may bring a check with you to the festival.

To register and schedule your choir for the Lakeside Choral Festival, please complete the Google registration form following the link below.

Register now!

We hope that you and our choirs can participate in one or more of the events we offer here at Carthage this year, and we look forward to working with you!

For additional information, please contact Prof. Maggie Burk at or by calling 262-551-5862