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

2020-2021 Season: Coming Home

Our Living Space
Saturday, November 14, 7:30 pm
Music that speaks of a place, state of being that we call “home.”

An Immigrant’s Experience
Saturday, February 27, 7:30 pm
Performed in conjuction with Idaho Refugee Awareness, this concert will feature Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Caroline Shaw’s stunning “To the Hands;” a cantata for voices and string quartet commissioned by the International Displacement Monitoring Centre and is a harrowing response to today’s refugee crisis.

Heaven Home
June 12, 2021, 7:30pm
Music to celebrate the spirit of arriving, of finally coming home to however our spirit defines home.

Tickets TBA