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Dear North Central ACDA Member,

As conductors we are servants of the choral art, our singers, our communities, and so much more. Join us in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, February 17 - 20, 2016, to explore the many ways in which choral conductors Serve, Connect, and Celebrate the art of choral music.
Our Keynote Speaker will be Ramona Wis, author of The Conductor As Leader: Principles of Leadership Applied to Life on the Podium. Other featured guest performers and special events include VOCES8 with Ola Gjeilo, performance of Verdi’s Requiem, Music in Worship event: "This We Pray," and the Collegiate ENGAGE choir (equip, nurture, guide, aspire, grow, empower).

IMMERSION DAY, Februrary 17

Are you an ACDA member serving in a middle and/or high school with fewer than 500 secondary students, grades 9-12? We want to celebrate with you and your students!

• All-day Workshop: "Choral Success in Small School Settings: A Workshop for Vocal Music Educators" will be led by Dr. Barbara Brinson, our guest clinician, author of Choral Music Methods and Materials: Developing Successful Choral Programs (Grades 5 to 12). The day is dedicated to recognizing the incredible value and accomplishments of choral musicians in small schools.

• The first-ever North Central High School Men’s Festival Choir is open to male singers in grades 9-12 who attend schools with 500 or fewer secondary students in middle and/or high school. The choir will be led by nationally-recognized conductor Dr. Jefferson Johnson! The festival runs concurrently with the workshop, with the opportunity for workshop participants to attend a rehearsal.

Each of our outstanding choirs will perform in the stunning acoustic of the Mary W. Sommervold Hall in Washington Pavillion.

Check out the Quick Links on the right for information on conference highlights!

NEW for NC Members—

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Over the next school year, your
NCACDA R&S Chairs are planning
Google Hangout sessions—
talking in real-time using Google!

The NEXT Hangout
will be
January 24, 2016

at 4:00 pm CST, with
Community Choirs
R&S Chair, Jonathan Nero
Topic: Sharing Repertoire
Ideas for Choral/Orchestral
Works on a Limited Budget.
Link: Click Here!


NOTE: The Hangout with
R&S Chair Brandon Dean
on Youth & Student Activites
has been postponed
and will be rescheduled!