Green Lake Choral Institute

Thursday, July 20 – Sunday, July 23, 2017 | Ripon College Campus

The 2017 Choral Institute features works surrounding the festival theme of Waves & Water Works: Reflections on Sound and Movement. Dr. Stephen Alltop and Dr. John Hughes will lead the Choral Institute choir.  More information about this year’s upcoming choral institute will be forthcoming!

Participants will enjoy singing a wide variety of musical styles, from Pelham Humfrey’s “By the Waters of Babylon” to Eric Whitacre’s “Cloudburst.”  Other gems will include selections from Mendelssohn’s Elijah, and wonderful settings of ShenandoahDeep RiverHe’s got the whole world in his hands, and even Singing in the Rain!  Joined by our outstanding compliment of professional soloists and orchestra, this will be a spectacular choral experience for one and all.


The Choral Institute opened the very first Green Lake Festival of Music in 1979 under the visionary leadership of Douglas Morris. He established the program’s distinguished reputation and then passed the baton to Sir David Willcocks whose personality, passion for music, and love of people left their deep and abiding mark on the Green Lake Festival. Now under the direction of Maestro Stephen Alltop, with Dr. John Hughes, people look forward all year to the four days of singing, fellowship, recreation, and high-level performance with professional orchestra — all in the beauty and tranquility of the Green Lake, Wisconsin area.  Singers participate in daily choir rehearsals, choral conducting workshops, and optional one-on-one vocal coaching with guest artists. As always, there is time for reconnecting with old friends and making new ones. The final concert is a grand conclusion to the Green Lake Festival of Music summer season.

Submit Your Application Online

To submit your application, please click on the link below:

2017 Choral Institute Application Form 

Do you prefer to submit the application and payment via postal mail?  Download, print, and mail the completed form to: Green Lake Festival of Music Choral Institute, PO Box 569, Green Lake, WI 54941.  Please include the registration and tuition fee (see rates below).


Early Bird Rate (postmarked by May 20): $175; after May 20: $225
Student Rate (postmarked by May 20): $125; after May 20: $175

To pay the tuition fee, click the Add to Cart button below, and submit your payment through our secure, online process.

Tuition Fee
Early Bird Rate:

$225.00 $175.00 Add to cart

Sheet Music:

$36.00 Add to cart

Tuition Fee
Student Rate:

$175.00 $125.00 Add to cart

Practice CD:

$15.00 Add to cart

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