“Each picfest unleashes exceptional choral music, but also components of self-discovery, empowerment, and great joy in the creative process. I always leave inspired by the spirits of so many bright and competent young singers. In our rehearsals, we discover more of who we are as human beings and come to better understand what we can accomplish together.”
– Andrea Ramsey, Sisters in Song Music Director
Beloved by singers, choral conductors, and audiences alike, this dynamic composer/conductor is picfest's Sisters in Song Music Director!
Artistry & Musicianship
Let’s be honest - great outcomes don’t just happen. The picfest experience may just be the toughest week you’ll ever love. Challenging and diverse repertoire. An abundance of inspiring rehearsal time. Numerous performance opportunities. And of course, plenty of time for recreation, kicking back and enjoying the company of some real cool people. The result? Musical epiphanies, artistic mountain tops, and soul-stirring moments that you’ll remember the rest of your life.
Some people call picfest the gateway to the Great Pacific Northwest. We call it home, with stunning landscapes that rival some of the most beautiful tour settings anywhere.
Within a 1-2 hour drive is the majestic Cascade Mountain range to the east, the rugged Oregon Coast to the west, the world-class Oregon Shakespeare Festival to the south and a menu of amazing cities, natural wonders and welcoming hospitality throughout the PNW.
As a picfest choir on tour, PNW is your oyster - although clams tend to be the area’s mollusk of choice. Consider a day or two of exploring our geographic neighborhood before or after the festival week. (We’ve checked with the neighbors, and they’re waiting to hear from you!)
“picfest has established a standard of excellence in every aspect of festival performance. While aspiring to high artistic standards, it’s clear their philosophy uplifts the individual experience of the singer and their choirs.”
– Dr. Sandra Snow, picfest conductor