The Ankeny High School Vocal Music Department is composed of approximately 275 students participating in six choirs. Three curricular (core) choirs are offered during the school days for academic credit: Concert Choir: (auditioned mixed), Cantorei: (auditioned treble) and Ankeny Singers: (non-auditioned mixed). The Ankeny Concert Choir has been recognized with prestigious invitations to perform at state and regional conventions of the American Choral Directors Association and were also the grand champions of the Worldstrides Heritage Music Festival in New York City 2018 in addition to receiving consistent division 1 (superior) ratings at the IHSMA State Music Festival. Cantorei was named the Women’s division champions at the Heritage Music Festival in New York City and receive consistent division 1 (superior) ratings at the IHSMA State Music Festival. The three curricular ensembles offer opportunities to preform a wide variety of music in a number of concert settings. Including the annual holiday production of “Julefest” featuring members of the Des Moines Symphony.