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Department of Music Hosts Southern Invitational Choral Competition and Festival on Oct. 23

Georgia Southern University’s Department of Music will host the Southern Invitational Choral Competition and Festival on Friday, Oct. 23. In its inaugural year, the state competition features some of the top high school choirs from across Georgia. Choirs will perform periodically throughout the day from 10 a.m. through 6 p.m. in Georgia Southern’s Performing Arts Center (PAC), 847 Plant Drive.

The choral competition will be capped off by the Gala Awards Ceremony during which the panel of nationally recognized choral adjudicators will award several outstanding groups from the competition, leading up to the awarding of the grand prize. The Gala will feature performances by Georgia Southern University’s choral ensembles, including the Southern Chorale, and will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the PAC.

Admission to the competition and Gala Awards Ceremony is open to the public and free.

The College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences (CLASS) is the largest of the eight colleges that make up Georgia Southern University, and it plays a central role in every student’s core of knowledge. CLASS, also described as the University’s College of the Creative Mind, prepares students to achieve academic excellence, develop their analytical skills, enhance their creativity and embrace their responsibilities as citizens of their communities, their nations and the world. CLASS offers more than 20 undergraduate degrees and several interdisciplinary minors from its 11 departments and five academic centers. CLASS offers eight master’s degrees, two graduate certificates and one doctoral degree.  For more information, visit

Georgia Southern University, a public Carnegie Doctoral/Research University founded in 1906, offers more than 125 degree programs serving more than 20,500 students. Through eight colleges, the University offers bachelors, masters and doctoral degree programs built on more than a century of academic achievement. Georgia Southern is recognized for its student-centered and hands-on approach to education. Visit

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