This month's Repertoire & Resources spotlight video comes from Collegiate R&R Chair, Christopher Jackson.
Over the next several months, we will highlight areas of the choral art in an effort to engage with our membership through social media and web-based platforms. Our Repertoire & Resources coordinators will pose a question to the membership in a video, and you are invited to respond in the comments section then come back to the post to see what other members think. We begin with Lifelong Choirs R&R Coordinator Joe Stuligross. Feel free to add a comment below, or check out the video on our Facebook or Instagram accounts and comment there!
The ACDA Sing-Up! campaign started Sunday and extends until November 15!
ACDA-PA’s membership goal is 626 members!
As ACDA-PA members, you have four very cool opportunities. May I ask you to consider how you can help with the following?
Help us reach our 626 goal!
ACDA-PA is sponsoring a Student Composer Competition with a $500.00 prize for the winning choral composition. Current undergraduate student composers who either reside or study in Pennsylvania are eligible to submit original compositions, not arrangements of pre-existing works, for the competition via the ACDA-PA website. The compositions must be 3-5 minutes in length, unaccompanied or piano accompaniment, and for SATB voices, divisi is acceptable. See the ACDA PA website for official guidelines and requirements. Deadline for submission is March 15, 2020.
For more information, see the composition competition page under the EVENTS menu tab.
As was announced at the beginning of the summer conference on August 4, the following changes to the ACDA-PA state board have been approved:
Check your e-mail for log-in information and a link to the ballot for our special election to fill the vacancy on the board due to Joy Hirokawa's appointment to the ACDA board as national R&R chair for Children and Community Youth Choirs. The election is run through ElectionRunner, and a separate e-mail with log-in and candidate bio information should have gone out to our active membership. Some e-mail filters may catch it, so check your spam. The voting window closes August 2, 2019.
Dear ACDA-PA members,
Happy July to you! I hope you are finding some rest and respite from your choral year as we reach mid-summer. Before we know it, the choral year will begin again!
As I begin my term as President, I want to extend a hearty “thank-you” to the 2017-19 board members, and especially to Susan Medley, for capably steering our state chapter. Starting July 1st, the 2019-2021 term began! We welcome five new board members and R&R Chairs to the state, including Shawn Funk (Youth R&R Coordinator), Maggie Sisson (Women’s Choirs R&R Chair), Ryan Perotte (Vocal Jazz and Contemporary Commercial R&R Chair), Matt Klenk (High School R&R Chair), and Jordan Shomper (Junior High R&R Chair). Welcome!
As ACDA-PA continues to evolve, I have asked our board members to take a thoughtful look at our current programs and services. We serve a dynamic membership (You!), and we are eager to grow and sustain important resources for the state. Please share your ideas with me as we move forward: firstname.lastname@example.org
I hope to see you at our summer conference!