The Voices Without Borders' Board of Directors is pleased to announce it will present the 23rd Children of the World in Harmony International Youth Choir & Dance Festival in Petoskey, Michigan, United States from July 18-23, 2017. The Festival brings children and youth from around the world to sing and dance in a variety of settings. Since 2009, these festivals have been presented in the Little Traverse Bay Area of Michigan.

The mission of Voices Without Borders is to promote, support and sponsor choral music, dance and other related activities for young people in our schools and communities throughout Greater Northern Michigan and to offer similar opportunities for children from around the world who are invited to participate in the Voices Without Borders' programs.


A limited number of singers may still apply to join the Voices Without Borders International Festival Choir. Application will be accepted through January 10, 2017.  

Participants must be between 13-19 years of age. Each choir may send 4-6 singers and one director.  Singers who are accepted must agree to the general guidelines below. Space is limited and applications should be submitted at your earliest convenience. Click here to learn more and to register.

The Festival will be presented from July 18-23, 2017, in and around Petoskey, Michigan, USA. All participants, groups and in individuals will provide their own travel to and from the Festival, and will arrive in Petoskey on the date designated by the committee.

The Little Traverse Youth Choirs will serve as Festival hosts and will participate in the Festival. Visiting choir members, their directors, and chaperones will be hosted in private homes. Staying with host families provides the host family and guests an opportunity to learn more about each other's values and cultures.