The Joyful Noise Festival Honor Choirs is a two day, Destination Honor Choir Invitational that brings students together from all over the Southeastern United States. Students from seventh through twelfth grades have experienced world-class instruction from conductors Z. Randall Stroope, Paul Neal, Jeffery Redding, and Deanna Joseph as well as the comraderie that learning and performing beautiful music together inevitably brings. Students are part of an All-State caliber event while enjoying the beautiful and historic setting that is offered at The Jekyll Island Club Resort. The event culminates in a festival performance, which is open to the public.
Z. Randall Stroope is an American composer, conductor and university professor. Randall has conducted concert in 25 countries, is the Artistic Director of two international summer festivals, and has directed music for Vatican mass on 10 different occasions. In the last year, he has conducted in Hong Kong, Rome, Singapore, Barcelona, Dublin, and St. John (Canada). In the United States, Randall has conducted nearly 40 performances at Carnegie Hall, and numerous appearances at Chicago Orchestra Hall, John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and other venues. He has conducted 44 all-state choirs. Ensembles under his direction have performed at two national ACDA conventions, four regional ACDAs, and numerous state conventions. He has made nearly 70 YouTube recordings, as well as 13 compact discs.