Conference Schedule


  

SUBJECT TO CHANGE

Wednesday, March 19

5:00 pm Registration Open until 8:00 pm Marriott Hotel Exhibits Hall

Thursday, March 20

REGISTRATION, READING SESSIONS & EXHIBITS: MARRIOTT HOTEL
7:30 am Registration Open until 5:00 pm

8:00 am Reading Sessions
a) Jazz/Show Choir Waterloo
b) Jr. High/Middle School Salon F, G, H
c) 2-Year College/College and University Salon A, B, C, D

9:00 am Exhibits Open until 5:00 pm

SPECIAL EVENT: RENAISSANCE SAVERY BALLROOM
9 am - "Enlarging the Canon: Choral Teaching through African American Literature"
2:30 pm Demonstration Choir: Milwaukee High School of the Arts, Raymond Roberts, conductor
Anthony Leach, clinician; Jerry Rubino, coordinator

CONCERTS: ST. AMBROSE CATHEDRAL
9:30 am Concert 1: Eastview High School Concert Choir; Greg Douma, conductor

10:00 am Welcome: James Kinchen, Conference Chair and Tim Sharp, ACDA Executive Director

10:30 am Concert 2: Lawrence University Cantala (Brock Commission); Phillip Swan, conductor

11:00 am Concert 3: The Wartburg Choir; Lee Nelson, conductor

12 Noon EXHIBITS GRAND OPENING: Marriott Hotel
Food available for purchase and tables for seating 

CONCERTS: ST. AMBROSE CATHEDRAL
1:30 pm Concert 4: John F. Kennedy High School Select Women’s Choir; Storm Ziegler, conductor

2:00 pm Concert 5: Lawrence University Concert Choir; Stephen Sieck, conductor

INTEREST SESSIONS: MARRIOTT HOTEL
2:45 pm a. “Phrasing First: Practical Considerations for Teaching Artistry at the Beginning of the 
Rehearsal Process;” Demonstration Choir: Urbandale High School; Ted Brimeyer, conductor
Steve Grives, presenter Salon A, B, C, D

b. “For Everyone Born, a Place in the Choir;” Christopher Larson, presenter Salon F

c. “‘Children and Yuoth in Worship’—a New Paradigm;” Thomas Vozzella, presenter Salon G

d. “Celebrating the Diversity of the Americas: the Choral Music of the Americas Symposium;” 
Charlette Moe, presenter Salon H

e. “Inspiration: Breathing New Life into the Choral Music of the Renaissance;”
Nicholaus Cummins, presenter Waterloo

f. “Teaching Jazz Concepts in the Vocal Jazz Ensemble Rehearsal;”
Tim Buchholz, presenter Sioux City

ST. AMBROSE CATHEDRAL
4:00- "Enlarging the Canon" Informance following day-long session (see 9 am)
5:00 pm Demonstration Choir: Milwaukee High School of the Arts, Raymond Roberts, conductor
Anthony Leach, clincian; Jerry Rubino, coordinator

INTEREST SESSIONS: MARRIOTT HOTEL
5:00 pm a. “Not-So-‘Major’ Works: Alternative, International Offerings from Outside the Canon;”
Demonstration Choir: University of Nebraska-Omaha; Matthew Harden, conductor
Trey Davis, presenter  Salon A, B, C, D

b. “Making It Count: Getting the Most of Your College Education;” Wesley Smith, presenter  Salon F

c. “Music 5: Fostering Diverse Musicians Beyond the Performance;” Reid Larsen, presenter  Salon G

d. “Level the Playing Field: Using Barbershop Harmony to Get More Males into Your Choral Program;”
Adam Scott, presenter  Salon H

e. “Learning Harmonic Context through Solfeggio;” Bryson Mortensen, presenter Waterloo

f. “Enriching the Life of the Aging Choral Singer;” Sarah Parks, presenter Sioux City

5:00 pm Registration Closes; Exhibits Close

7:30 pm Doors Open: St. Ambrose

8:00 pm HEADLINER CONCERT: ST. AMBROSE CATHEDRAL

Schola Cantorum de Mexico; Alfredo Mendoza, conductor

Ulsan Metropolitan Chorus of South Korea; Koo Chun, conductor

 

Friday, March 21

REGISTRATION, READING SESSIONS & EXHIBITS: MARRIOTT HOTEL
8:00 am Registration Open until 5:00 pm

8:30 am Reading Sessions
a) High School Salon A, B, C, D
b) Elementary Salon F, G, H
c) Worship/Community Waterloo

9:00 am Exhibits Open until 5:00 pm

9:00 am VOCAL JAZZ EXPERIENCE DAY  Drake University Sheslow Auditorium

CONCERTS: ST. AMBROSE CATHEDRAL
10:00 am Concert 6: Grand Forks Master Chorale; Joshua Bronfman, conductor

10:30 am Concert 7: Princeton High School Concert Choir; Mark Potvin, conductor

11:00 am Concert 8: The Gustavus Choir; Greg Aune, conductor

SPECIAL SESSION & INTEREST SESSIONS: MARRIOTT HOTEL
12 noon "A Community that Sings! Volume 3;" Kevin Meidl, presenter Salon A, B, C, D

1:30 pm a. “Czech Composers Past and Present: Choral Music from the Heartland of Europe to the
Heartland of America;” Demonstration Choir: St. Cloud State Concert Choir; Matthew Ferrell, conductor
Bruce Kotowich, presenter Salon A, B, C, D

b. “Purpose Beyond Performance;” Tom Trenney, presenter Salon F

c. “Brothers, Sing On! Empower, Attract, and Engage Male Singers;” Jonathan Palant, presenter Salon G

d. “Teaching Your Singers to Fish: How Diction Frees Us to Sing Around the World;”
Stephen Sieck, presenter Salon H

e. “Exploring Diverse Tonal Potentials in the Choral Ensemble: Strategies that Allow Developing and 
Mature Singers to Sing Freely in the Ensemble;” Jennaya Robison, presenter Waterloo

f.   Cantus, presenter Renaissance Savery

CONCERTS: ST. AMBROSE CATHEDRAL
3:00 pm Concert 9: Iowa City West High School Chorale; Ryan Person, conductor

3:30 pm Concert 10: University of St. Thomas Chamber Singers; Angela Broeker, conductor

4:00 pm Concert 11: University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Singing Statesmen; Gary Schwartzhoff, conductor

INTEREST SESSIONS: MARRIOTT HOTEL
4:45 pm a. “American Indian Choral Music: the Works of Brent Michael Davids;”
Demonstration Choir: Whitewater Chamber Singers; Robert Gehrenbeck, presenter Salon A, B, C, D

b.  Alfredo Mendoza, Schola Cantorum, presenter Salon F

c. “Resonance in the Choral Voice: All Things Are Possible!” Constance Chase, presenter Salon G

d. “Vulnerability—a Hidden Gift of Music;” Weston Noble, presenter Renaissance Savery

  e. “Hearing the Hidden Harmonies: Pairing the Choral Art with the Visual;”
Susan Rice and Joy Beckman, presenters Waterloo

f. “International Conductor Exchange;” Wu Lingfen and Jin Ye, China Conservatory of Music, and 
David Puderbaugh, University of Iowa, presenters Sioux City

5:00 pm Registration Closes, Exhibits Close

7:00 pm Doors open at Civic Center

CONCERTS: DES MOINES CIVIC CENTER
7:30 pm Concert 12: University of Minnesota-Duluth Lake Effect; Tina Thielen-Gaffey, conductor

8:00 pm Presentation of the Weston Noble Award

  Headliner Concert:
Cantus

Nathaniel Dett Chorale; Brainerd Blyden-Taylor, conductor

 

Saturday, March 22

8:00 am Registration Open until 12 noon

SPECIAL EVENT & CONCERTS
8:30 am "Music in Worship Event;" Anthony Leach, presenter St. John's Lutheran Church
Featuring interfaith choir of Des Moines singers. Jerry Rubino, R&S chair, coordinator 

9:00 am Exhibits Open until 12 noon Marriott Hotel

9:00 am Collegiate Repertoire Choir, until 4:00 pm. Laura Diddle, coordinator Scottish Rite Consistory

10:30 am Concert 13: Heartland Youth Choir; Barbara Sletto, conductor St. Ambrose Cathedral

11:00 am Concert 14: Luther Nordic Choir; Allen Hightower, conductor St. Ambrose Cathedral

11:30 am Brainerd Blyden-Taylor and the Dett Chorale Scottish Rite Consistory
-1:30 pm Demonstration Choirs: Decorah High School Choir; Jason Rausch, conductor 
Hopkins High School Choir; Philip Brown, conductor  

12 noon  Registration Closes; Exhibits Close

SPECIAL SESSION: MARRIOTT HOTEL
12 noon “Fostering Choral Diversity in a Bastion of Choral Tradition;” Anton Armstrong, presenter  Salon A, B, C, D

INTEREST SESSIONS: MARRIOTT HOTEL
1:30 pm a. “The Choral Conductor as Mentor and Pastor;” 
Weston Noble and Allen Hightower, presenters Salon A, B, C, D
Demonstration Choir: Luther College Nordic Choir; Allen Hightower, conductor

b. “'What Language Shall I Borrow...' Singing in Translation;" Dan Mahraun, presenter Salon F

c. “Bring in the World: Treat Your Students to BaaKa Yelli, Tuva Throat Singing and 
Other Diverse Choral/Vocal Traditions through Online Performances;” Anna Burns, presenter Salon G

d. “Sightsinging in the Choral Classroom;” James Bowyer, presenter Salon H

e. “Diversity within the Philosophy of an Afro-Canadian Composer;”
Wallace Cheatham, presenter Waterloo

f. “iPads in Choral Music Education;” Christopher Russell, presenter Sioux City

HONOR CHOIR CONCERTS: DES MOINES CIVIC CENTER
3:00 pm Concert 1

3:30 pm Concert 2

4:00 pm Concert 3

4:30 pm Concert 4

5:00 pm Conference Closes