VocalFest 2022

VocalFest 2022: Together Again!
Friday, October 21 to Sunday, October 23
Sheraton Parsippany (Parsippany, NJ)
Update 8/16/2022
We are pleased to share the following key information, to help you plan for VocalFest weekend, coming up in October!
Registration Form and Hotel Booking Details to be supplied by the end of August.
What? VocalFest 2022
When? Friday, October 21 to Sunday, October 23
(Events kick off Fri late afternoon, and wrap up around noon on Sun)
Where? Sheraton Parsippany (199 Smith Road, Parsippany, NJ 07054)
Why? To have a fun and rewarding time, learn from our regional faculty and Special Guest Faculty Dr. Jim Henry – and to mix and mingle in-person with wonderful and talented singers from across our region!
The schedule of events for VocalFest is now available! The weekend includes small and large group classes, VocalFest Chorus, a Quartet Showcase, Saturday Night Show & Celebration of International Competitors, boutique, and more!
Regional Music
(Charts and tracks are available in the Regional Music area of the Members Only Region 15 website, login required.)
* For VocalFest Chorus (open to all members of Region 15): That’s What Friends Are For
* For Quartet Chorus (open to members of Region 15 registered quartets): Happy Together
* For Tag sessions with Stephanie Ofshinsky – and informal tagging opportunities: See Region 15 Tag Library
* Regional Songs will be sung during transitional moments throughout the weekend! Songs are listed on the VocalFest Events Schedule.
REGISTRATION – Registration form to come by the end of August
The registration packages available will be:
A — Event Registration, Saturday Dinner, Saturday Love Gift Celebration, and Sunday Breakfast — $155
B — Event Registration, Saturday Dinner, and Saturday Love Gift Celebration — $140
C — Event Registration ONLY (no meals) — $80
D — Saturday Dinner, Saturday Love Gift Celebration (no classes) — $80
* Region 15 Chorus Members will register through their chapter. (One representative from each Chorus will collect and submit registration info from members, and will submit one collective form and payment to the region.)
* Region 15 Chapter-at-large Members and Guests from outside of the region will register individually.
HOUSING – Hotel booking details to come by the end of August
Our VocalFest hotel is the Sheraton Parsippany (Parsippany, NJ). The rate for our Sweet Adelines VocalFest 2022 block is $144 per night plus taxes and fees. As in the past, it will be the responsibility of each individual to book their own hotel room.
COVID PROTOCOLS – Waiver and full details to come by the end of August
(COVID protocols are subject to change between now and October 21, with the goal being the health and safety of all in attendance.)
The same safety protocols we used for our Regional Competition will be in place for VocalFest, including proof of vaccination, signed waiver (just one this time!), masking, and negative antigen testing prior to arrival in Parsippany.
All individuals planning to attend VocalFest will be required to sign one Waiver.
* Region 15 Chorus Members will submit waivers through their chapter. (One representative from each Chorus will collect signed waivers from attending members and submit collectively to the region.)
* Region 15 Chapter-at-large Members and Guests from outside of the region will submit their waivers individually.
At this point in time, Region 15 leadership has agreed that we will maintain the indoor masking requirement for all attendees when they are not actively performing or eating.
Be sure to visit this page for all of the latest information as it becomes available!
This promises to be an amazing weekend – you won’t want to miss it!
~Your Region 15 Events and Education Teams



Save the Date for

Region 15 VocalFest 2022
>> Live and in person! <<
WHEN: Friday, October 21 to Sunday, October 23
WHERE: Parsippany, New Jersey
With Special Guest Faculty: Dr. Jim Henry
Watch this space for all details as they become available.

About Dr. Jim Henry
A 40+ year member of the Barbershop Harmony Society, Jim is a two-time BHS International quartet champion bass, with Gas House Gang and Crossroads, and a four-time international chorus champion director of The Ambassadors of Harmony. Jim Henry holds degrees in vocal music education, music theory, and music composition, including a Ph.D. in Music Composition from Washington University. He is currently Head of Choral Studies at the University of Missouri-St. Louis. Jim travels the world as a guest conductor, coach, clinician, teacher, and lecturer.