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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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 […]
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 […]
Registration applications for the Big Sings are now posted! Click here for Big Sing Central, Click here for Big Sing East, Click here for Big Sing West.
MassACDA is proud to sponsor Lift Every Voice and Sing! Applicable for both directors and singers in church choirs, this one-day event is taking place at Crawford United Methodist Church in Winchester, MA. For more information and to register, click here.
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 […]
Dates, times, and venues have been announced for the 2017 Big Sings! Registration will be available soon. Please click here for more information.
Due to scheduling issues beyond our control, the 2016 High School Choral Festival, set for November 9th, has been canceled. We apologize for any issues this may cause, and hope that you will still be able to join us in future years for this wonderful workshop.
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 email@example.com soon for more information.
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 […]