Spend a few rejuvenating days in Pittsburgh celebrating our choral art. Connect with your colleagues from across the state and recharge your batteries for the year ahead.
Something for Everyone
New this Year
And we will sing the National Anthem at a Pittsburgh Pirates game!
The registration fee includes the following:
Registration will begin soon!
And be sure to make your reservation at the Shadyside Inn as soon as possible. Conference rate expires July 4.
A special group rate is available at Shadyside Inn All Suites Hotel. Located a short walk from Shadyside Presbyterian Church, Shadyside Inn features spacious one and two-bedroom suites, free wi-fi, free parking, a fitness center, and many other amenities.
Our special conference rates are:
One-bedroom suite $119 per night + tax
Two-bedroom suite $129 per night + tax
Group rates expire July 4, 2019 at 5:00 pm.
You can secure a suite within the block by one of two ways:
Extend your stay for a few days and take advantage of all that Pittsburgh has to offer! Heinz History Center, Andy Warhol Museum, Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, Carnegie Science Center, Carnegie Museum of Natural History, and Kennywood Amusement Park are only a few of the activities that await you. And Pittsburgh has become a “foodie” destination, so expect a choice of restaurants that will suit every taste. Stick around after the ACDA-PA Conference and create your own experience in the ‘Burgh!
Lynda R. Hasseler, D.M.A., assumed the directorship of the renowned Capital University Chapel Choir in July, 1990, making her the first woman to head a choral program at a Lutheran college or university. Now celebrating her 28th year, she loves her role as Professor of Music and Director of Choral Activities in the Conservatory of Music at Capital University, in Columbus, Ohio. Choirs under her direction have performed for multiple regional, national and international conferences and festivals, and have toured nationally and internationally. Passionate about dynamic programming, her narrative, theme-based concerts “tell a story.” She is co-editor of the Capital University Choral Series published by Beckenhorst Press, she is a member of the Music for All National Artistic Advisory Committee, and is in demand as a presenter and guest conductor. On Leap Day, February 29, 2016, Dr. Hasseler made her conducting debut on Carnegie Hall stage, in performances of Leonard Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms and Ēriks Ešenvalds’ Trinity Te Deum.
As a clinician and guest conductor, she performs regionally, nationally and internationally. She serves on juries for international competitions including the 14th Concorso Corale Internazionale Choir Festival in Riva del Garde, Italy and Sing Berlin! International Festival. In February of 2019 she had the honor of conducting the Chapel Choir in the premier performance of the Brock Commission of a new work by Jake Runestad at the ACDA National Conference in Kansas City. In March, 2019 she shared the podium with guest conductor and composer Eric Whitacre on Mees Hall stage in a Gala concert celebration of 100 Years of Music at Capital University. Most recently, she, along with the Chapel Choir and Choral Union, and composer Jake Runestad, was awarded the 2018 American Prize, Ernst Bacon Memorial Award for the Performance of American Music.
Jackie L. Gartner-Schmidt, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, ASHA Fellow is Co-Director of the University of Pittsburgh Voice Center, Professor of Otolaryngology and Director of Speech-Language Pathology-Voice Division at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. Dr. Gartner-Schmidt’s 25-year clinical and research focus specializes on care of the professional voice, as well as clinical effectiveness of voice therapy and psychological considerations in the assessment and management of patients with voice and breathing disorders. Dr. Gartner-Schmidt’s federally funded research as a co-investigator focuses on the development and efficacy of different voice therapy programs. She has published over 35 peer-reviewed papers and presented over 300 speeches nationally and internationally. Dr. Gartner-Schmidt is the director of the largest voice therapy conference in the nation occurring biennially.