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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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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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MassACDA is again offering reduced-priced student membership!

Once again, we are offering discounted students memberships to encourage participation among our future choral conductor leaders! If you are a collegiate conductor, please share this information with your students and consider starting a student chapter at your school. For more information, please visit: http://acda.org/page.asp?page=StudentInitiative2015Students or contact Stephen Paparo (spaparo@umass.edu). Student Membership Initiative. Any student […]

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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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The Summer 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: Choir Member Placement and Its Acoustic Effects by […]

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The Spring 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: The Role Trust Plays in Musical Rehearsals by […]

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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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Salt Lake City Conference Scholarship for College Students

Any student member, regardless of how long they have been ACDA members, may apply for a scholarship that covers the registration fees for the National Conference in Salt Lake City, UT, February 25-28, 2015. To apply, complete and submit an application and registration form, along with 2 letters of recommendation, to: Dr. Stephen A. Paparo, […]

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