All PA chapter members should receive an e-mail today with log-in information to cast a vote for the next ACDA-PA president-elect designate. Online voting will be available until May 29. If you do not receive the e-mail even after checking spam/junk folders, e-mail Shaun Cloonan with your name, email address, and ACDA member number so that you can be added to the list of voters. An e-mail invitation should arrive shortly after you are added to the Election Runner account.
ACDA-PA 2018 Summer Conference
August 6-7, 2018
Shadyside Presbyterian Church, Pittsburgh
Call for Interest Session Proposals
ACDA-PA invites proposals for interest sessions to be presented at its summer conference. Sessions should be one hour in length and can be on any topic related to choral music. These could include, but not be limited to: repertoire, conducting, warmups, rehearsal techniques, vocal health, commissioning, and advocacy.
To be considered as a presenter, please submit a proposal using the link below. Proposals should be submitted by May 1, 2018.
It is understood that ACDA-PA will not assume financial responsibility for travel, registration, food, or lodging for presenters or interest session participants. Submitting a proposal implies that the presenter is prepared to travel and present at the conference if accepted.
To submit a proposal, click here:
ACDA-PA is in the process of becoming re-certified as an Approved Provider of Act 48 credit, which is required every few years. Delays may occur in processing your forms. Both forms in the pdf linked below must be filled out within 30 days and sent to the address on the form.
Join your fellow Pennsylvania choral directors at the ACDA-PA reception on
Thursday, March 8 after the evening concert!
10:00-11:30 pm, City Works Restaurant in Market Square
(a short walk from Heinz Hall and the Omni William Penn).
Food on ACDA-PA, drinks on you.
Please RSVP so that we can count you in! email@example.com
The Executive Board is pleased to announce the dates for the 2018 Summer & Fall ACDA-PA Choral Conferences:
The 24th Annual ACDA-PA Summer Conference for Choral Musicians
Monday-Tuesday, August 6-7, 2018
Shadyside Presbyterian Church
The 8th Annual ACDA-PA Fall Choral Conference
Friday-Saturday, October 26-27, 2018
Chester County, PA
Mark your calendars and plan to attend these valuable events. More details will be announced at a later date. Check the "Conferences" menu option for information about sessions, registration, and more.
As the Repertoire & Resources Chair for Senior High Choirs, I am planning to create a Google Folder where we could share music with each other. I know there are many resources out there to help with repertoire selection, but was thinking that perhaps this Google folder may save time for people as they are on their search. I have created the following folders inside the Google folder, but would be open to hearing more ideas:
Middle School – SAB
High School – Women’s Advanced
High School – SATB Advanced
High School – “Come All” Choir
Tried and True Festival Music – have folders inside here for different age levels
If you would like to send me repertoire ideas that would fit into these folders (or additional folders) I will gladly add it. If you also have a YouTube link (or other performance recording) of the piece, send that along too!
I’m hoping this will turn into a great resource for everyone!
Middle School/High School Choral Director
610-759-1730 ext. 2322
Dear ACDA-PA members,
Whether your concerts are over for the season or you are trying to survive through the end of your Christmas services, know that no matter how hectic our lives are in December, what we do brings joy to countless people during the holidays.
Warm wishes for a wonderful holiday season and a happy healthy 2018.
ACDA East offers college students the opportunity to shave off some of the cost of attending our Division Conference by providing assistance during the conference. Student workers who provide six hours of assistance will receive a refund of $90. Those completing twelve hours will receive a $180 refund.
If you are interested in participating in this program, please provide the information requested. The program is first-come, first-served so please apply soon to take advantage of this opportunity.
College students must register for the conference. Those completing hours as described will receive a reimbursement check from ACDA.
1. Register for conference (and pay registration fee)
2. Complete the application online: https://form.jotform.com/acdapa/collegiatevolunteer
3. Work your assigned hours
4. Receive a reimbursement check
Questions? Contact Dr. Matthew Fritz at firstname.lastname@example.org
Craig G. Cannon is the recipient of the 2017 Elaine Brown Award for Choral Excellence, the highest award for choral music excellence from the Pennsylvania chapter of the American Choral Directors Association, awarded to an individual for outstanding lifelong work in the choral arts. Cannon’s nomination, submitted by colleague Marvin Huls, describes Craig’s wonderful contributions to choral music, recognized at so many levels. These include high school, college, community, young singers, church, ACDA involvement, and PMEA.
Pictured below: Marvin Huls welcomes Craig to the stage, Randy Yoder presents the award plaque, Craig shares the special day with his family.