Second Annual ECAS High School Choral Competition

Mark your calendars! The Easton Choral Arts Society (ECAS) is pleased to announce that on Saturday, March 2, 2019, the Second Annual ECAS High School Choral Competition will be held at Easton High School in Talbot County. Again, significant cash prizes will be presented to the three top performing groups. Through this competition, ECAS fulfills its mission of supporting and encouraging choral music in the schools. Please share this information with colleagues.

Cash Prizes:

  • First place prize = $2,500
  • Second place = $1,500
  • Third place = $1,000

The prize money is designated for the choral music program in each recipient's school


  • The competition is open to public and private high school ensembles, comprised of a minimum of 12 singers, within an approximate 150 mile radius of Easton, MD. Please note that being within this radius of Easton is not a requirement for entrance.
  • Nine finalist choirs will be chosen by a panel to compete at the March 2019 competition based on sample recordings to be submitted in the fall.

Wes Lockfaw, artistic director of ECAS, announced the institution of an annual regional ECAS High School Choral Competition in 2017 to support and encourage choral singing, as we believe that this support helps lead our youth to a lifelong participation in, love of, and appreciation for, choral music. Participation in the contest has been extended to area schools within a 150 mile radius of Easton. Participants will vie for substantial cash prizes given to the first, second and third place choirs. ECAS is indebted to our generous donors for sponsoring the event and funding the prizes, as well as to the participants and the many competition volunteers. 

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At the inaugural competition on March 3, 2018, Arundel High School Chamber Choir from Gambrills, MD took the top honors while the Tower Hill Vocal Ensemble from Wilmington, DE placed second and the Liberty High School Madrigals from Eldersburg, MD won third prize.

Easton Choral Arts Society is supported in part by a grant from the Maryland State Arts Council,
the Talbot County Arts Council and the Mid-Shore Community Foundation