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Tickets available for the Blue Heron vocal ensemble concert at the MassACDA Summer Conference

Thursday, July 25, 2013 from 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM (PDT) Sweeney Hall at Smith College Paradise Road Northampton, MA 01063 One ticket to the Blue Heron concert is included with each Conference registration; to order additional tickets please click HERE Pre-concert “Informance” at 7:15 pm, Earle Recital Hall   Flemish-born Johannes Ockeghem, court musician […]

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Summer Conference registration now online

Click Here to Register Now! The Conference With its new location and format, a Conference to inspire choral conductors at every career stage! Less than two hours drive west from Boston, in the Pioneer Valley, home to the “Five Colleges” (Amherst, Hampshire, Mount Holyoke, Smith, and UMass), an area rich with history, bucolic farmland, stunning […]

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High School Festival Sings Mozart at UMass

High School Choirs Massachusetts ACDA Josh Nannestad, High School R&S Chair January, 2013 On October 27 hundreds of young musicians gathered to perform together under the auspices of MassACDA. After superb performances by the University of Massachusetts Chamber Choir and University Chorale, 100 high school singers and their directors joined the UMass singers, the UMass […]

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2012 Summer Conference Notes – High School

High School Choirs Massachusetts ACDA Josh Nannestad, High School R&S Chair July 2012 Greetings to the 20 or so high school conductors who I met at the 2012 MassACDA Summer Conference!  We had a productive discussion of ways that we might use the website to better share repertoire ideas. I will work on making a […]

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WOZO-Haiti Partners Choir

Ethnic & Multicultural Massachusetts ACDA Alex Myril, Director – WOZO-Haiti Partners Choir February 2013 WOZO is a type of bamboo in Haiti known for resilience. WOZO thus signifies never giving up. WOZO is a neighborhood choir made up of thirty-seven children and young adults who live in the area around Mariaman, where Haiti Partners co-director […]

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Christmas Past and Future!

Music in Worship Massachusetts ACDA Tom Berryman, Massachusetts Music in Worship R&S Chair January 2013 Christmas Present is now Christmas Past and it’s perhaps a good time to consider some choral music choices for Christmas Future. The offerings below represent music I’ve just done with the St. Mark’s School Choir for our Lessons and Carols […]

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What new music are you singing these days? by Andrew Shenton

September 2012 Andrew Shenton, St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, Weston, MA Discovering repertoire is one of our most important challenges. This column aims to offer recent repertoire choices of church choral directors in Massachusetts. The literature is not necessarily new, but the selections represent music that is new to the choir. St. Peter’s, Weston [http://www.stpetersweston.org/content.cfm?id=314] is […]

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Connections and ACDA Leadership

by Joseph Young, MassACDA Treasurer We live in a world which seems more interconnected than ever, thanks to technology and the globalization of commerce, education, and culture. Barriers apparently have disappeared, or at least they are less formidable. Still, I maintain that while we can make instantaneous contact with our computers and smart phones, in […]

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