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.

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If you are interested in auditioning for Critical Mass Vocal Artists, please contact Michael Porter at

Upcoming Concerts

Friday, February 28, 7:30 pm 

Identity: Black History Celebration Concert
Featuring works by Robert Morris, Jose Mauricio Nunes-Garcia, Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, William Averitt, Harry Thacker Burleigh, William Dawson, Robert de Cormier, Andre Thomas, Moses Hogan, Nathaniel Dett and Tesfa Wondemagegnehu.

Esther Simplot Performing Arts Academy


Saturday, June 13, 7:30 pm

Songs of the Earth: Music honoring our home
St. Michael’s Cathedral

Tickets available soon.

Sunday, June 14, 6:00 pm • FREE CONCERT
this concert is part of McCall Music Society’s Second Sunday Sounds
Community Congregational Church, McCall