Having the first in-person conference since 2019 afforded ACDA-PA the opportunity to premiere winning compositions from the 2020 and 2022 Choral Composition Competitions.
At the Opening Concert on July 31, The Susquehanna Chorale, under the direction of Linda Tedford, premiered "Close Thine Eyes" by 2020 winner Geoffrey McKain. On August 1, the Choir for All Honor Choir, directed by Marques Garrett, premiered both 2022 winning selections: "All Night I Could Not Sleep" by Laurel Luke Christensen (non-student category); and "The Violet" by Maira Myers (student category).
Congratulations to the winning composers, and thank you to our performers for their excellent performances!
Contest chair Peter de Mets, ACDA-PA president Liz Colpo, Maira Myers, Laurel Christensen, Honor Choir conductor Marques L.A. Garrett