In 1989, the Indiana Music Educators Association initiated and sponsored a children’s choral festival called “Circle the State with Song.” This statewide festival was organized for the following purposes:
To provide students with an exciting and quality choral performance with other students from their area;
To provide an opportunity for music honor students who are ready for more challenging music to work with guest choral clinicians;
To provide music teachers an opportunity to observe and learn from the clinician working with the students, plus to share and discuss vocal pedagogy with other teachers;
To sing quality children’s choral repertoire;
To provide a source of income for IMEA in its goal to support quality music education for all students in Indiana.