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Giving Voice to Female Conductors and Composers

by Lindsay Pope, Women’s Choirs Chair This past fall, I attended a conductors and composers forum at a nearby college. When it was time for the students to pose questions, one student remarked, “I am an aspiring composer. I cannot help but notice that of this entire panel, everyone save one composer is male. What […]

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Running Successful Sectionals

by Sean Landers, Music in Worship Chair When was the last time you ran a sectional with one of your choirs?At what phase in your rehearsal process did you incorporate this best practice? Sectionals are a valuable tool to use at all phases of repertoire learning.However,in his 1980 article about sectionals, Timothy Mount implies that less […]

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Essential Repertoire: Old Gems, Choral Treasures, and Chestnuts

by David Giessow, College, University & Two-Year College Chair At recent ACDA concert sessions we have been dazzled and impressed by extremely talented conductors leading premier performances of newly composed repertoire. This certainly illustrates part of the mission of ACDA: to be an advocate for excellent composers and to educate audiences about the accessibility of new music. […]

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Full-Registration Student Scholarships to the Eastern Division Conference, Feb 5-8, in Baltimore, MD

Any student member, regardless of how long they have been ACDA members, may apply for a scholarship that covers the registration cost ($180) for the Eastern Division Conference in Baltimore, MD on February 5-8, 2014. To apply, students should fill out an online application form at: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1xQ_dhCcFn0B9FA30MLRvwvcbUZF9HglfUQOpXatLfhg/viewform. Deadline for student scholarship applications is December 15, […]

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Discounted Student ACDA Memberships

Discounted Student Membership. Any student who has not previously been a member can join ACDA for only $5! One-year student memberships are currently $35; the national office will pay $15 and the state board will pay $15. Benefits of student membership include: Monthly subscription to Choral Journal, the professional journal for choral musicians Online access […]

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20th Annual ACDA Collegiate Choral Festival

Come Join Us! Bring your students for the Day, or just for the evening Concert! Twentieth Annual ACDA Collegiate Choral Festival, hosted by Regis College Glee Club, at Casey Theatre, Fine Arts Center, Regis College, Weston, MA Saturday, February 15, 2014. (The 20th Annual Festival was snowed out in 2013, so we want to make this […]

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Massachusetts ACDA Summer Conference 2013 SATB Reading Session

Mallorie Chernin, Amherst College; mchernin@amherst.edu Sheila Heffernon, Northfield Mount Hermon School; sheffernon@nmhschool.org IN FLANDERS FIELDS, Christine Donkin (award winning Canadian composer and music educator as well as a creator of Tonic Tutor, a great web site for teaching ear training and theory). Text: poem by Lt.-Col. John McCrae (1872-1918) Performing forces: SATB, a cappella Publisher: […]

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