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Summer Conference Registration is now open!

Registration for the 2014 Mass ACDA Summer Conference is now open!  To register for the conference, CLICK HERE. Headliner clinicians: Mary Goetze (University of Indiana, retired) and Betsy Cook Weber (University of Houston).  July 22 collaborative public performance of James Whitbourn’s Annelies, on texts from the Diary of Anne Frank, by Coro Allegro (David Hodgkins, conductor), Chorus […]

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Mass ACDA newsletter now online

The January 2014 edition of the Mass ACDA newsletter is now online.  This edition features articles about The Value of Mentoring The 2014 Mass ACDA Summer Conference Choral offerings at the MMEA Professional Development Conference A how-to guide to commissioning music Composer published church music Boys and Girls repertoire for Middle School and more. CLICK HERE […]

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Examples of Communication

I like to think that most choral conductors at some point communicate with their singers outside of rehearsal. Probably the most famous examples of this come from Robert Shaw, who wrote prolifically and whose letters are an inspiration to all of us (you can read them in The Robert Shaw Reader by Dean Robert Blocker). […]

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Consider Composer-Published Choral Music

Music in Worship Massachusetts ACDA Tom Berryman, Mass ACDA R&S Chair for Music in Worship January 2014 We often rely on publishers to provide dependable reference points in our search for appropriate repertoire for our singers. The best publishers serve as arbiters of taste and quality, making our discovery work easier. Our sifting task, however, is […]

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Call for Interest Sessions for the 2014 Mass ACDA Summer Conference

In addition to presentations from our distinguished clinicians Mary Goetze &Betsy Cook Weber, our 2014 Summer Conference, located at Smith College, July 20-23, will include 6-8 one-hour interest sessions, tapping the expertise and led by our own Massachusetts ACDA members on a wide range of issues. Popular sessions last year included: Vocal health for choral teachers Starting a high school […]

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Full-Registration Student Scholarships to the Eastern Division Conference, Feb 5-8, in Baltimore, MD

Any student member, regardless of how long they have been ACDA members, may apply for a scholarship that covers the registration cost ($180) for the Eastern Division Conference in Baltimore, MD on February 5-8, 2014. To apply, students should fill out an online application form at: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1xQ_dhCcFn0B9FA30MLRvwvcbUZF9HglfUQOpXatLfhg/viewform. Deadline for student scholarship applications is December 15, […]

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Discounted Student ACDA Memberships

Discounted Student Membership. Any student who has not previously been a member can join ACDA for only $5! One-year student memberships are currently $35; the national office will pay $15 and the state board will pay $15. Benefits of student membership include: Monthly subscription to Choral Journal, the professional journal for choral musicians Online access […]

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