Application deadline extended to April 15

Ohio State Fair officials have announced that a number of exceptional candidates are being considered for the position of All-Ohio State Fair Youth Choir Director. The selection committee is currently in the final stages of naming the future director, and has therefore extended the deadline for high school vocalists to apply for the Choir to April 15. The previously announced deadline was March 31, 2014.

Each year, the Ohio State Fair searches for talented young musicians and singers for membership in the prestigious All-Ohio State Fair Youth Choir, a tradition dating back to 1963. Dedicated vocalists in grades 9 through 12 are encouraged to apply for membership, which is granted based on a number of factors including student ability and recommendation from choral directors. Participating students gain a unique musical and educational experience, as well as an opportunity to build many lasting friendships during a two-week stay at the Ohio State Fair. Being a member of the Choir offers a valuable challenge to learn and perform music of varied genres, as well as an opportunity to work with a talented staff of motivational music educators from across Ohio.

Interested students may obtain an application from their school’s choir director, or can download an application from at the following direct link: Applications are due April 15.

The All-Ohio State Fair Youth Choir was founded in 1963. The group was organized to provide Ohio’s high school vocalists an opportunity to share a musical experience similar to the All-Ohio State Fair Band. Approximately 200 members of the Choir are selected each spring on the basis of their ability and experience, the recommendation of their high school choral director, geographical considerations and the consent and promised support of their parent or guardian.Participation in the organization is an educational and social experience which enables students to further develop their musical skills and become leaders in their school music programs and everyday life.

Members of the All-Ohio State Fair Youth Choir will arrive at the Ohio Expo Center on July 17, learning all of their music in a limited time. They remain housed on-site throughout the duration of the Fair and perform daily at various times and locations. The Choir will perform six to eight times each day during the 12-day Fair.

For more information, call 1-888-OHO-EXPO or 1-614-644-FAIR. On the Web, visit us at

The Ohio Expo Center is proud to host the Ohio State Fair. With a spectacular midway, big-name entertainment, hundreds of exhibits and one of the largest junior fair shows in the nation, the 2014 Ohio State Fair will run July 23 – August 3.


The Ohio Expo Center is an equal opportunity employer and service provider.

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