A chamber choir
Vox Nova, an award-winning vocal chamber group based in Columbia, Missouri, "brings friendship and teamwork to its chamber choral sound" (Vox Magazine), and have been celebrated for their "commitment to American music—worthy of honor" (The American Prize). The musicians in the ensemble are established music educators, conductors, and professional vocalists, many of whom received training at the University of Missouri. The vocalists span the entire country, currently coming from Missouri, Kansas, Ohio, New York, and Washington. Many of the members are winners of various solo competitions, perform with other professional choirs, prominent music festivals, and opera companies, both locally and across the United States. Vox Nova is committed to vocal excellence, championing new American compositions, and spreading choral music to new listening audiences. Vox Nova frequently collaborates with native Columbia chamber ensembles and composers. They have been guest artists for the Odyssey Chamber Music Series, the Idaho International Choral Festival, the True/False Film Festival, and the Missouri Music Educators Association (MMEA). In 2018, they were selected as the national winner of The American Prize Ernst Bacon Memorial Award for the Performance of American Music-Community Ensemble Division. Vox Nova has also been recognized as national semifinalists for both Chamber Music and Choral Performance in The American Prize. For the 2017-2018 season, they were the Ensemble-in-Residence for the Odyssey Chamber Music Series, and will return in 2019 as the Ensemble-in-Residence.