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Call for Interest Sessions: 2017 Summer Conference

In addition to presentations from our distinguished clinicians, Jo-Michael Scheibe and Jay Broeker, our 2017 Summer Conference, located at Smith College, July 16-19, 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. We welcome your application to lead a session on […]

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Summer Conference Announcement! Save the Date!

Conference dates are July 16-19, 2017, at Smith College in Northampton, MA. Headliners include Jo-Michael Scheibe, Chair of Choral and Sacred Music at the University of Southern California, and Jay Broeker, general music specialist and composer. The Conference Chorus, a popular addition to our schedule last year, will be conducted by Jo-Michael Scheibe. More information coming […]

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In the Middle with Mr. D.

Welcome back! Semester 2 is upon us, or rapidly approaching. It’s a great time for a tune-up of your classroom management. If you’re not already familiar, please peruse the blog of “In the Middle with Mr. D”. He’s a middle school choral educator with so much good to share. This post is especially good for […]

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The Fall 2016 edition of ChorTeach is now available

The fall edition of ChorTeach is now available online. Go to www.acda.org/publications, click on Choral Journal, then scroll down to ChorTeach logo. Contents: 1. Ronald Staheli: Exemplary Music Evaluator by David Williams 2. Global Music in Christian Worship by Jeff Clouser 3. The Benefits of Singing—Resources for Conductors by Fern L. Burnett 4. Singing in […]

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Complimentary ACDA Membership!

Have you not yet joined ACDA or have you let you membership slip the past 3+ years?  If so, don’t miss this wonderful opportunity to receive a COMPLIMENTARY MEMBERSHIP for a year – a value of $125!  There are a limited amount, so please contact Ashley Nelson at ashley@ashleynelsonmusic.com soon for more information.

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Revisiting Rehearsal Principals

Summer is the time many of us dig into books, videos, etc. to prepare for the year ahead. Below are some of the principles I am re-visiting as I look ahead to the new year. Score study – There are many ways to begin, but don’t skip any of these: Text – read, comprehend, look […]

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