ACDA Sing Up Membership Drive
New student members can join for only $5
Dear fellow choral conductors,
Fall has arrived! In our worlds, that means that our seasons have begun. Repertoire decisions have been made (and are still being made!), auditions are over, and rehearsals are well under way. As you proceed full speed ahead into your season, remember that there are colleagues all over the state doing the same thing that you are doing. Our jobs can feel very isolating sometimes, but ACDA can help us by connecting us with a network of colleagues and professional development opportunities.
ACDA’s “Sing Up” Membership Drive runs from now until October 25. Renew your membership and encourage your fellow choral conductors to join this tremendous organization that is specifically for us. Just go to www.acda.org and click “Log In,” then “Membership.” New members can just click “Join Now.”
Pennsylvania is participating in the $5 new student member initiative. Students joining ACDA for the first time will pay only $5! Eighty of these $5 new student memberships will be offered. It’s easy to get started.
And don’t forget ACDA-PA’s upcoming Fall Conference at Susquehanna University November 10-11, 2017, featuring Bob Chilcott. Visit www.acdapa.org for more information and to register.
ACDA is our organization. Please take advantage of all it offers us. And if there is anything I can do for you, please don’t hesitate to reach out to me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Have a great year. Hope to see you at the Fall Conference!
The annual ACDA-PA choral festivals for singers in grades 6-9 are scheduled for this fall. Mucho Macho Music will be held on Tuesday, October 31 at Boyce Middle School, and Sweet Harmony will take place on Thursday, November 2 at West Allegheny High School. For registration information, click the "Events" menu option to find each festival.
The following information was sent out to active ACDA members from the national office in Oklahoma. In the event that your membership has expired, you may not have received this message. Take note of the changes to the ways logging into www.acda.org will change in the coming weeks.
ACDA Launching a New AMS
We are very excited about our transition to iMIS, a new association management system (AMS) for ACDA.
What is That?
It is basically a new database, with greater capabilities to link information and get to better know our members. It will allow us to provide you a different level of member services - and will update our log-in systems to be much closer to the ease with which you log-in to your other organizations and businesses.
iMIS Launches September 5!
You may not see much change to the website (acda.org) right away, but it will have a totally new back-end.
When We Launch
On the morning of September 5, you, along with all current ACDA members, will receive an email at the primary email address you have listed with us. That email will tell you:
In preparation for that launch, our current database will be down September 1-4, four complete days. You should be able to access the website itself, but you will not be able to log-in, update your member information, or renew your membership.
Now is the time to log-in to acda.org and make sure that your primary email address is listed correctly. (Hint: It is the address at which you are receiving this message.) To update the address, once you log-in at acda.org, click on "Update Info" in the upper right-hand corner.
We are here to help! We anticipate a smooth transition, but please don't hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.
Leane DeFrancis, Membership Coordinator
Sundra Flansburg, Director of Membership & Communications
We will be selecting 4 choirs to represent the great choral music being made in our state chapter with notifications being made in late August. Check back in a few weeks to see which of your PA directors will be sharing their ensembles during the concert hours!
Early-Bird Until October 7
Member Registration $45.00
Retired Member $30.00
Member’s Spouse $25.00
Student Member $25.00
Single Day: $30.00
Regular Registration Oct 8-Nov 9
Member Registration $55.00
Retired Member $40.00
Member’s Spouse $30.00
Student Member $30.00
Single Day: $35.00
On Site Nov 10 & 11
Member Registration $60.00
Retired Member $45.00
Member’s Spouse $35.00
Student Member $35.00
Single Day: $40.00
Congratulations to our 2016 recipients of the Outstanding Young Conductor and Eileen M. Hower Memorial Awards. Matt Carlson received the Outstanding Young Conductor Award, and Mindy Walker received the Eileen M. Hower Memorial Award.