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Dear North Central ACDA Member,

Plans for the 2016 North Central ACDA Conference, "The Conductor as Servant-Leader" are well underway. Mark your calendar for February 17-20, 2016 and join me in exploring the art of servant-leadership as it applies to choral conductors. Look for information about auditions, application forms, and much more in your inbox and coming soon to this website.

See you in Sioux Falls!

Warm regards,
Bob Demaree
President, North Central ACDA
Chair, 2016 North Central ACDA Conference
Director of Choral Activities, UW-Platteville

Keynote Speaker
Ramona M. Wis, author, The Conductor as Leader:  Principles of Leadership Applied to Life on the Podium.

Featured Performers & Special Events
* VOCES8 with Ola Gjeilo
* Verdi Requiem with the South Dakota Symphony Orchestra and auditioned choirs
* Music in Worship Event
* Collegiate Repertoire Choir

Immersion Day & High School Men's Festival Choir
* Making the Most of Limited Resources:
   Choral Success in Small School Settings
* High School Men's Festival Choir -
   Jefferson Johnson, conductor

Honor Choirs
* Elementary Honor Choir - Lynnel Jenkins, conductor
* Middle Level Girls Honor Choir - Vijay Singh, conductor
* Middle Level Boys Honor Choir - Jeffrey Redding, conductor
* High School Mixed Voices Honor Choir - Paul Head, conductor

Commissioned Composers
* Elizabeth Alexander
* Daniel Kallman
* Vijay Singh
* Deanna Wehrspann

Featured Venue
All concert and honor choir performances will take place in Mary W. Sommervold Hall at the Washington Pavilion, the premier regional arts, science and cultural center located in downtown Sioux Falls.



     Schedule of Events
     Performing Ensembles
     Interest Sessions
     Honor Choirs
     Immersion Day
     Music in Worship
     Collegiate Choir
     Conference Venues
     Hotels/Where to Stay
     Exhibit Hall

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