Critical Mass Vocal Artists

Critical Mass Vocal Artists (CMVA) is a semi-professional choral ensemble consisting of trained singers in the Treasure Valley that produces excellent choral music focusing on contemporary octavo literature of a high caliber along with educational outreach, directed by Dr. Michael Porter.

CMVA represents the finest in chamber choir performance in Southern Idaho. Its mission is to establish and maintain a tradition of choral excellence, to be a vital part of the arts in Idaho, and to enrich our communities through choral music, education, and performance. The singers of CMVA represent the Treasure Valley’s finest singers and choral educators, and who seek to inspire and engage their audience with a diverse repertoire and choral excellence.

Upcoming CMVA concerts:


Sunday, June 16, 2019 – 7:30 PM
Cathedral of the Rockies- Emmaus Center (717 N. 11th St., Boise, ID 83702)

The Idaho Premier of Craig Hella Johnson’s Oratorio
Considering Matthew Shepard
Matthew Shepard, a Wyoming college student who was fatally beaten in 1998 for being gay, has become a national symbol for LGBTQ+ causes. His death played a key role in the 2009 pasage of legislation that expanded federal hate crime law to include violence against individuals because of their sexual orientation. Matthew’s life has inspired plays, documentaries, and the 100-minute oratorio for chorus and orchestra Considering Matthew Shepard that explores his life, death, and legacy.

Tickets: $15 adults, $10 students
Children 12 years and younger are free

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Tickets also available at the door.

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If you are interested in auditioning for Critical Mass Vocal Artists, please contact Michael Porter at michaelporter2@boisestate.edu.