Calendar of Events

Feb
22
Sat
2020
2020 MassACDA Intercollegiate Choral Festival @ Fitchburg State University
Feb 22 all-day

Drawing choirs from colleges across the state, the Intercollegiate Choral Festival is a special opportunity for programs to join forces and sing together with an esteemed choral conductor. The all-day festival offers a chance to connect with professionals and other area students who love to sing. Ensembles will also have the opportunity to perform individual sets during the evening performance.

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Conductor

Dr. Anthony Trecek-King is the President and Artistic Director of the award winning Boston Children’s Chorus (BCC). Under his direction, the chorus has earned a reputation as an ensemble of high distinction and, in 2013 received the National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award from the White House. Trecek-King’s performances have been heralded as possessing a “surprising range of dynamics and depth of expression.” He has collaborated on performances with Keith Lockhart, John Williams, Simon Halsey, Yo Yo Ma and Roomful of Teeth and has led BCC in performances at Boston Symphony Hall, the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., Carnegie Hall in New York City, and Royal Albert Hall in London. He is a frequent guest conductor for All State, Festival and Honor Choirs. In addition to Trecek-King’s conducting work, he can be seen on air and online on the Emmy Nominated WGBH television series Sing That Thing, and two TEDx Boston talks. He holds a B.M. in Cello Performance from the University of Nebraska at Omaha, an M.M. in Orchestral Conducting from the Florida State University, and a D.M.A. in Choral Conducting from the Boston University.

Cost

The registration fee is $40 per singer, which includes dinner.

Repertoire

Bound for Canaan’s Land (1960) – Undine Smith Moore
Resignation – Florence B. Price
Listen to the Lambs (1914) – Nathaniel Dett
My Heart Be Brave – Marques Garrett
Woke Up This Morning – arr. Trecek-King
My Lord What A Morning – arr. H.T. Burleigh
Rock-a My Soul – Stacey Gibbs

Schedule

9:30 arrival / check-in
10-12:30 rehearsals
12:30-1:30 lunch (FSU dining services, covered by registration cost)
1:30-4:00 rehearsals
4:00-6:00 dress rehearsal (includes sound check for all individual choir sets)
6:00-7:30 dinner and change (FSU dining services, covered by registration cost)
7:30 concert

Registration Deadline

The deadline to register is January 31, 2020.

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Mar
4
Wed
2020
2020 ACDA Eastern Division Conference: Rochester, NY @ Rochester, NY
Mar 4 – Mar 7 all-day

The 2020 ACDA Eastern Division Conference will be held in Rochester, NY.  Keep an eye on the ACDA Eastern Division website as more information is released.

Mar
14
Sat
2020
2020 Big Sing Central @ Fay School
Mar 14 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

BIG SING CENTRAL

Non-competitive, Adjudicated Youth and Children’s Choir Festivals

Participating choirs will have the opportunity to present short, individual performances, listen to the performances of other choirs and join together in singing a combined final selection. Singers and directors alike gain a sense of being part of a larger, enthusiastic community of choral musicians! Application deadline is Monday, January 6th or until the venue has reached capacity.

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BIG SING Central
Fay School, Southborough, MA
March 14, 2020

Festival Conductor/Adjudicator – Rebecca Kenneally

Rebecca Kenneally has been building choirs and directing theater for over 20 years in the Boston area, and internationally in Canada and Sweden. As the Chair of the Performing Arts Department and Choral/Musical Theater Director at Endicott College in Beverly, MA, she led the Endicott Chorus to victory in the television contest Sing That Thing! in 2017. Under her direction, the Youth Choir at Old North Church in Marblehead earned second place in The American Prize in 2011. Kenneally’s previous appointments include conductor of GirlChoir, a select high school ensemble at the Performing Arts at Lincoln School (now named Voices Boston), and the director of middle and high school choirs at Austin Preparatory School. She has prepared children’s choirs for organizations such as the Boston Lyric Opera and the Boston Early Music Festival. In 2015, Kenneally was selected as an International Conducting Fellow to Sweden for the American Choral Directors Association. A frequent clinician, conductor, adjudicator, and coach in the US and Canada, Kenneally has presented workshops on youth choir warm-ups and recruitment for conferences held by ACDA, MMEA, and Salem State University. Kenneally holds degrees in voice and conducting from Northwestern University and The New England Conservatory of Music.

Mar
21
Sat
2020
2020 Big Sing East @ First Unitarian Universalist of Newton
Mar 21 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

BIG SING EAST

Non-competitive, Adjudicated Youth and Children’s Choir Festivals

Participating choirs will have the opportunity to present short, individual performances, listen to the performances of other choirs and join together in singing a combined final selection. Singers and directors alike gain a sense of being part of a larger, enthusiastic community of choral musicians! Application deadline is Monday, January 6th or until the venue has reached capacity.

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BIG SING EAST
First Unitarian Universalist of Newton, Newton, MA
March 21, 2020

Festival Conductor/Adjudicator – Dr. Jamie Hillman

Jamie Hillman is a multi-faceted musician who is active as a conductor, singer, pianist, music educator, and composer. He is an assistant professor of music at Gordon College where he directs the College Choir and Men’s Choir, teaches a number of music education and choral courses, and coordinates the vocal area. As a Boston University Prison Arts Scholar and faculty member of BU’s Metropolitan College/Prison Education Program, he co-initiated and led a vocal music program at a medium-high security men’s prison in Massachusetts. Hillman’s previous teaching includes Beaver Country Day School, Boston University Tanglewood Institute, Csehy Summer School of Music, and Phillips Academy.

Dr. Hillman is an examiner for Conservatory Canada and has adjudicated, guest conducted, lectured and performed throughout Canada and the United States, and in France, India, and Indonesia. Most recently, he has led All-State or honor choirs in Connecticut, Georgia, Virginia, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Vermont, and Ontario, Canada. Dr. Hillman is the 2012 laureate of the Leslie Bell Prize for Choral Conducting from the Ontario Arts Council and Choirs Ontario.