WHAT: Perform at FusionFest! There are three ways to participate:

    • Heritage Showcase: Share the sounds of your culture with thousands of people – African drums, Chinese pipa, Scottish bagpipes, American blues guitar, Indian sitar, French accordion, Mexican pan flutes, etc.
    • Fusion Contest: Create a new work that blends elements from different parts of the world.
    • Choir: Join the Diversitastic! Choir with the rousing and meaningful “My Colors” anthem composed specifically for FusionFest, and We Shall Overcome“, one of the anthems of the Civil Rights Movement.*

HOW: Fill out the application. Selected participants will receive a confirmation by email. If you participating in the Choir, click here to download the song and music sheet.


  • Sept. 1: Applications Deadline
  • Sept. 15: Acceptance Notifications
  • Oct. 18: Fusion Contest Piece Video Submissions 
  • *Nov. 1: Application Deadline for Diversitastic! Choir
  • Nov. 6 & 13: Choir Rehearsal
  • Nov. 27 & 28: FusionFest
  • Nov. 27: Opening Spectacle at 11 a.m.
  • Nov. 28: Awards Show at FusionFest starting at 6:00 p.m. 

PRIZE: Fusion Contest Grand Prize $1,000

STIPEND: Available for Heritage Showcase only.

Click below to fill out an application. Deadline is Sept. 1!

Music & Dance Director

Crystal Edwards

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Choir Coordinator

Debbie Fahmie

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2020 Fusion Contest Winner