ChoralQuest® is an exciting series of new music and accompanying curricula for middle-level choir published by the American Composers Forum. The program was started as a response to feedback from music educators that there is a pressing need for new, fresh choral music. The heart of this program is new works written by a diverse group of leading American composers who have created challenging pieces that are a true departure from standard middle school repertoire. Based on the successful decade-long BandQuest® program, the compositions are accompanied by curriculum materials designed to assist students as they learn the music and to integrate each piece with non-music studies.The ChoralQuest series is representative of the immense range and richness of American musical traditions. It gives students tools with which to create music, encouraging them to explore and to appreciate historical and cultural contexts.

ChoralQuest is exclusively distributed by Hal Leonard Corporation.

New Release

Judd Greenstein

Somos los dueños

Somos los dueños is a rhythmically driven piece that proclaims, “We are the masters of our destinies!” and empowers young singers to take hold of their fate as they learn syncopation, contrasting articulation, and percussive vocal techniques.

Voicing: 3-Part Mixed and Piano

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René Clausen

The Golden Queen

Written by two young students, the poetry of The Golden Queen sensitively tells the story of the life of a sunflower.

Voicing: SATB and Piano

Rollo Dilworth

Never Give Up!

With student-generated poetry, this piece explores themes of perseverance, compassion, empathy, and collaboration.

Voicing: SATB and Piano

Jennifer Higdon

Hear My Voice

This piece is inspired by the American electoral process, expressing the optimism of youth as each new generation’s voice begins to be heard.

Voicing: 3-Part Mixed and Piano

Alice Parker

Dancing Songs

Dancing Songs is a three song suite with poetry by Nancy Wood.

Voicing: SA(T)B or SSA, Piano, and optional Maracas

Stephen Paulus

Through All Things

This energetic and rhythmic work celebrates “a motion and a spirit that runs through all things” based on a poem by William Wordsworth.

Voicing: SA(T)B and Piano

Rosephanye Powell

When I Sing

This rhythmic song expresses the joys of choral singing through original lyrics and introduces singers to the circle song structure.

Voicing: 3-Part Treble and Piano with optional hand percussion

Jerod Impichchaachaaha’ Tate

Taloowa’ Chipota (Children’s Songs)

The composer uses a blend of traditional Chickasaw and classical music to create a beautiful atmospheric work.

Voicing: 3-Part Mixed, Piano and Cello and Shakers featuring vocables

Chen Yi

Thinking of My Home

Thinking of My Home is based on an ancient Chinese poem and blends Chinese and Western traditions in an evocative way.

Voicing: 3-Part Treble (optional piano and triangle)

Experience ChoralQuest


Email choralquest@composersforum to request a complimentary audio catalog of all pieces in the ChoralQuest series.

The ChoralQuest Curriculum

The national standards for arts education make it even more imperative that teachers have access to curriculum materials that link music with other subjects. Through the ChoralQuest curriculum, students will gain a richer and deeper understanding of the music they rehearse and perform. Free downloadable curriculum materials are available for each piece in the series. The ChoralQuest curriculum, written by Joanna Cortright and Colette Sherman, is based on use of the Facets Model. To learn more about the Facets Model, you may download the PDF below. Facets Model