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Dr. Julian Bryson at the 2017 Intercollegiate Choral Festival

Click here to read about Dr. Julian Bryson’s (Curry College) first-hand account of his experience at the 2017 Intercollegiate Choral Festival, held at Endicott College on February 25th. Curry College was one of 5 colleges that participated in this festival that brings together collegiate choral ensembles to perform separately and together through a day of intensive […]

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The Winter 2017 edition of ChorTeach is now online

The winter 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. A New Normal: Choral Culture as a Catalyst for Change by Sarah J. Graham 2. Preparation, Practice, Performance, and Pondering: A Different Approach to Score Preparation by Thomas Blue 3. Past, […]

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2017 Intercollegiate Choral Festival

2017 Intercollegiate Choral Festival February 25, 2017 (2/26 snow date) Endicott College, Beverly, MA African-American Choral Collage A Celebration of African-American Music Dr. Dennis Slaughter will lead the combined choruses in a chronological program of music in the African-American tradition, from work songs to contemporary gospel. This festival will give smaller college choirs and their members a chance […]

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MS/JH National Conference for Choral Music

May 6-7 University of North Texas, Denton Dear ACDA Middle School/ Junior High R&S Chair:  The ACDA supported 3rd MS/JH National Conference for Choral Music, (May 6-7, 2016, University of North Texas) is going to be a fantastic event; middle school choral music will shine brighter than ever. We have used the theme “You Can […]

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Registration for the 2016 Intercollegiate Choral Festival now open

Click here to register for the 2016 Intercollegiate Choral Festival. Click here for more information about the festival.

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The Fall 2015 edition of ChorTeach is now available

Below you’ll find the articles included in the spring edition of ChorTeach.  To read them, go to www.acda.org/publications and scroll down to ChorTeach. ChorTeach is ACDA’s online magazine for choral director/music educators who are searching for answers and need fresh ideas or techniques to meet practical needs. Contents: All of My Singers. Correct? by Colleen Whidden […]

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Announcing the 2016 MassACDA Intercollegiate Choral Festival

MassACDA is proud to present the 2016 MassACDA Intercollegiate Choral Festival, being held at Endicott College in Beverly, MA on Saturday, March 5th. For more information or to register, please click here.

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Choral Opportunities: MMEA 2015 Conference

by Faith Lueth, MMEA Liaison The 2015 conference for the Massachusetts Music Educators Association (March 19-21 at the Seaport Hotel and World Trade Center) has much to offer choral musicians. There are three days packed with a variety of choral offerings that include informative sessions, insightful rehearsals, and performances. The conductor for this year’s All-State Chorus is Rollo Dilworth. […]

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The Care and Preservation of the Voice

by Tony Thornton, MassACDA President-Elect As conductors and singers, we work very hard over a period of weeks to prepare for performance. Concert week may include additional rehearsals and certainly a dress rehearsal. This added stress can cause the immune system to weaken, making the body susceptible to illness; it would be a pity to […]

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Bibliography of Vocal Jazz and Aural Skill References and Resources

by Cathy Jensen-Hole, Vocal Jazz Chair Aebersold, J. and Aitken, G. (1983). Vocal jazz improvisation: an instrumental approach. Jazz Educators Journal, 15(3). Aitken, G. (1986). Sherrill Milnes: Baritone extraordinaire talks about vocal jazz. Jazz Educators Journal, 19(1), 19-20. Aitken, G. (1984). Rehearsal techniques. Jazz Educators Journal, 18(3), 56-58. Aitken, G. (1984). Rehearsal techniques. Jazz Educators […]

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