MiddleFest

NC ACDA MiddleFest 2023


NC ACDA will have its fourth annual MiddleFest on Friday & Saturday, February 10-11, 2023 at First Presbyterian Church in Greensboro. We are excited to welcome Christy Elsner, Founder and Artistic Director of Allegro Choirs of Kansas City, to be our clinician for the weekend.


About MiddleFest


MiddleFest started in 2019 as a festival aimed specifically at middle school aged singers and their directors across North Carolina. The idea was to give them an opportunity outside of a traditional honor choir setting to have a high quality music experience. After our first event in 2019 we were able to incorporate a professional development component into the weekend, allowing our directors to learn not just from the rehearsal process, but also through different sessions presented by colleagues in our field. Teachers are able to get up to 5 hours of renewal credit (.5 CEUs in their content area). The culmination of the event is an afternoon performance of the choir demonstrating what they have learned throughout the weekend.


2023 Organization Deadline has passed - if you weren’t able to make it this year, we’re sorry missed you and hope you can join us in 2024!


MiddleFest 2023 Student Registration Information → For participating schools


After you have received allotments please complete the student registration form below - we don’t need specific names, just voice parts.


Student Registration (DEADLINE JANUARY 20, 2023)

  • This form allows you to tell me exactly how many per voice part you will be bringing to MiddleFest so I can seat the choir appropriately and ensure we have a balanced group.

Student Registration INVOICE

Payment Options (choose one of the following)


Online (PayPal)

1. Copy this Link into your browser: https://paypal.me/ncacda?country.x=US&locale.x=en_US

2. Click "Send"

3. Enter the total amount of you are paying ($45/singer)

3. In the "what is this payment for" space, type, "Organization Name & MiddleFest 2023"


Mail a Check

  1. Complete the invoice found HERE

  2. Checks can be made out to NC ACDA

  3. Send both the invoice and the check to the address below:

Catie Hitzigrath

41307 Havers Dr.

Cary, NC 27518


Additional Documents

Photo/Liability FormPlease have this completed by each student and their parent/guardian, you will bring this to the registration desk upon your arrival at MiddleFest

MiddleFest 2023 Schedule


Questions? Contact MiddleFest Coordinator, Catie Hitzigrath, at middlefest@ncacdaonline.org