Adult Choir Festival Youth Choir Festival Youth Choir Festival 15th Anniversary

The Festival By the Sea music festivals, begun in 2000, grew out of a need to provide high-quality music festivals for Cooperative Baptist Fellowship churches. This has grown into an ecumenical series of festivals encompassing Youth Choirs and Adult Choirs. Noted clinicians provide leadership for the festivals helping participating choirs achieve levels of performance not normally attained in the local church setting. Choirs leave challenged to work harder and strive for greater achievement in their local music programs. One of the hallmark features of these festivals has been the deeply spiritual worship experiences that have been designed to coincide with the music that has been prepared for the festivals. Not only do participants learn to sing but they learn to integrate their music into a worship framework that has meaning – engaging the heart, mind, and spirit. Additionally, the festivals have provided an opportunity for participants to meet others with similar music interests and build relationships that will last for years to come.

January 26-27, 2024

Praise the Lord, Florence Price, ClarNan Editions, CN97

Non Nobis Domine, Rosephanye Powell, Gentry Publications, JG2291

Great Is Thy Faithfulness, arr. Maureen Howell, to be made available from MorningStar Music in Jan ‘24

Do Not Be Afraid, Stopford, MSM 50-9818

Verleih uns Frieden, Mendelssohn, ECS 5212

A New Jerusalem Arise, Pedersen, BP2272


Jennaya Robison

Jennaya RobisonDr. Jennaya Robison is in demand as a conductor, clinician, and soprano throughout the United States. She currently serves as the Artistic Director for the National Lutheran Choir (Minneapolis, MN) where she is the third artistic director in the organization’s 37-year history. Robison most recently served as Director of Choral Studies in the Conservatory at the University of Missouri-Kansas City and has held previous positions at Luther College, Decorah, Iowa. She has held state, regional, and national leadership roles with the American Choral Directors Association and currently serves as the national chair of Music in Worship for ACDA. Robison has conducted and taught courses in choral singing and global connection in the United States, Namibia, South Africa, and Germany and currently serves as the Artistic Dean of the Zephyr Point Summer Music Festival at Lake Tahoe, Nevada. She has served as an invited conductor and clinician for numerous all state festivals and honor choirs throughout the United State and has presented at national, regional, and state ACDA, NAfMe, and NATS conferences. Her choral series is published with Pavane Publishing, and she serves as the editor of the National Lutheran Choir series through Morningstar music. Additional arrangements and compositions are published by Kjos Music, Morningstar Music, and Galaxy Music.

March 1-3, 2024

Details coming soon!