Dear North Central ACDA Member,
As conductors we are servants of the choral art, our singers, our communities, and so much more. Join us in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, February 17 - 20, 2016, to explore the many ways in which choral conductors Serve, Connect, and Celebrate the art of choral music.
Please consider getting directly involved in the conference with one of our four amazing Honor Choirs:
Paul Head, conductor, High School Honor Choir (grades 10–12; SATB)
Vijay Singh, conductor, Middle Level Girls (grades 7-9; SSAA)
Jeffery Redding, conductor, Middle Level Boys (grades 7-9; unchanged and changed voices)
Lynnel Jenkins, conductor, Elementary Honor Choir (grades 5-6; unchanged voices)
Our Keynote Speaker will be Ramona Wis, author of The Conductor As Leader: Principles of Leadership Applied to Life on the Podium. Other featured guest performers and special events include VOCES8 with Ola Gjeilo, performance of Verdi’s Requiem, Music in Worship event and the Collegiate ENGAGE (equip, nurture, guide, aspire, grow, empower).
IMMERSION DAY, Februrary 17
Are you an ACDA member serving in a middle and/or high school with fewer than 500 secondary students, grades 9-12? We want to celebrate with you and your students!
• All-day Workshop: "Choral Success in Small School Settings: A Workshop for Vocal Music Educators" will be led by Dr. Barbara Brinson, our guest clinician, author of Choral Music Methods and Materials: Developing Successful Choral Programs (Grades 5 to 12). The day is dedicated to recognizing the incredible value and accomplishments of choral musicians in small schools.
• The first-ever North Central High School Men’s Festival Choir is open to male singers in grades 9-12 who attend schools with 500 or fewer secondary students in middle and/or high school. The choir will be led by nationally-recognized conductor Dr. Jefferson Johnson! The festival runs concurrently with the workshop, with the opportunity for workshop participants to attend a rehearsal.
Each of our outstanding choirs will perform in the stunning acoustic of the Mary W. Sommervold Hall in Washington Pavillion.
Check out the Quick Links on the right for information on conference highlights!
(Blue headings are active links)
HONOR CHOIR AUDITIONS
NEW for NC Members
Over the next school year, your
NCACDA R&S Chairs are planning
Google Hangout sessions—
talking in real-time using Google!
HOW-TO, DATES, TOPICS
The next Hangout is
3:00 PM with Boychoirs
R&S Chair Marco Melendez
Topic: Veterans Day Repertoire
for Treble Choirs.
Direct Link for this Hangout!
Read the latest Melisma!