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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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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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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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