State Festival Information

WHAT – 2017 Arkansas State Choral Festival

WHEN – April 4-7, 2017

  • April 4 = 5A

  • April 5 = 1/2/4A

  • April 6 = 3A/6A

  • April 7 = 7A

WHERE – Searcy High School  – MAP

NOTICE: Due to heavy traffic at SHS DO NOT PLAN ON ARRIVING between 2:45 and 3:30.

WHO CAN ENTER – Any senior high group that earned an overall score of I or IIR in concert at their region CPA.


  • Log in to your Data Center Account.

  • Click the menu link that says “CPA Entry.”

  • Click the pencil icon next to the group you wish to enter.

  • Change the Festival Area (Region or State) button to State.

  • Make any other changes you may need to make.

  • Click SAVE at the bottom of the form.

  • Click the Back to List button.

  • Repeat for additional groups.

WHAT IS THE ENTRY DEADLINE? – FRIDAY, March 24th at 3:00 pm.

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST – $125.00 per group – Invoice H E R E.



  • Dr. Brian Kittredge, Univ. Alabama, Birmingham

  • Dr. Melinda Doyle, Univ. of Montevallo

  • Dr. Nicholas Cummins, Northwestern State, Natchitoches, LA


CAN I CHANGE MY PROGRAM FROM CPA? – As long as you meet the a cappella and list requirements you can change your program if you wish. Most people do not unless there is a specific reason.

CAN I REQUEST A SPECIAL TIME? – Groups must attend on the day for their AAA classification. Special time requests may only be considered as “early” or “late – ” some generic time. Specific times (“between 10 and 11:00”) will not be considered.

HOW DO I DO THAT? Send an email to Include the reason or reasons for your request. First consideration will be given to conflicts with other AAA sanctioned events.