Applications for participation in the 2026 Idaho International Choral Festival will be accepted beginning January 8, 2024.
The Idaho International Choral Festival is a choir showcase held in Pocatello, Idaho, USA. Choirs from around the world of all types are welcome to apply including men’s, women’s, mixed-voice, youth, and children’s choirs. Applying choirs are screened by a selection committee based on musical ability. Participation in the Festival is by official invitation only. Selected choirs are expected to participate in all official Festival activities.
Transportation and Lodging
All choirs must finance their travel to and from Pocatello. A valid United States Visa is required for all international participants and must be obtained well in advance.* Upon arrival, a Choir Coordinator is assigned to each choir and remains with the choir throughout the Festival. Choirs traveling from outside the United States will be housed with local families and provided all meals during the Festival. Domestic choirs are responsible for arranging their own accommodations through Idaho State University Housing or local hotels. Festival staff is available to assist with reservations upon request. Domestic choirs are included in all official Festival group meals and social functions. Transportation for international choir members will be provided by host families or Festival staff. The Festival will provide transportation for domestic choirs to and from official Festival activities.
There are no application or participation fees associated with the Idaho International Choral Festival.
The official deadline for submitting applications is March 31, 2026. However, because applications are reviewed in the order received, you are encouraged to apply as early as possible. Invitations will not be extended after the maximum capacity has been reached.
Applications will be accepted beginning January 8, 2024.