ACDA Eastern Division This is the choralnet community for the Eastern Division of the American Choral Directors Association. Visit our webpage at www.acdaeast.org. __________________________________________________________________________________
ACDA Eastern Division College and University The collegiate community for the Eastern Division will provide opportunities for university directors to discuss important issues related to the profession. As your College & University Repertoire and Standards Chair, I have reflected upon questions that have been posed to me or concerns that I have discussed with several of you. I believe that some group networking can take place via this community discussion group. Topics may include: amount of rehearsal time, load equivalents for choirs, grading of choral singers, tenure & promotion, managing a budget in this current economic climate, retrenchment, vocal staff in relation to the number of voice students or number in the total music program. Feel free to add a topic of your concern. I hope you will join the discussion! Peggy Dettwiler, DMA Director of Choral Activities Mansfield University email@example.com 570-662-4721
ACDA International Conductors Exchange Program The ACDA International Conductors Exchange Program (ICEP) was inaugurated in 2010 with a highly successful exchange with Cuba coinciding with the 2012 division conferences. In 2014, this extraordinary program will work with China and our partner, the China Chorus Association, to provide once again the opportunity to create meaningful international collaborations that will coincide with all seven division conferences. To this end, we have established an ongoing exchange program of potential leaders from the U.S. choral community and their international counterparts. ACDA is pleased to announce the 2015 International Conductors Exchange Program (ICEP) with Sweden. ICEP is providing opportunities for the next generation of choral leaders to represent the United States as ambassadors to the world in the exchange of music, ideas, and cultures. In 2015, ACDA will host fourteen choral conductors from Sweden who will travel to the United States to be official guests in each of the seven divisions and at the National Conference in Salt Lake City, Utah. In turn, the Swedish Choral Directors Association (SCDA) will host fourteen U.S. conductors to be official guests at the Scandinavian Choral Convention in Stockholm, Sweden, in October 2015. To apply online, follow this link. The objectives of the ACDA International Conductors Exchange Program are: To create connections between potential leaders of the U.S. choral community with counterparts across the globe. To forge stronger relationships between the American Choral Directors Association and choral associations across the world To raise the visibility and leadership role of the American Choral Directors Association in the global choral community. Selection Criteria - Emerging Conductor The ACDA International Conductors Exchange Program Review Committee is charged with the selection of emerging leaders of the choral profession, who 1) have not previously had international conducting experience, and 2) reflect a high level of excellence as well as a wide diversity of interests. The ICEP Review Committee has developed the following list of criteria. Is a current member of ACDA; Is an active choral conductor in a professional (remunerative) position; Has completed at least a master’s degree; Has served in an elected position at the state level; Has served as a volunteer at the State, Regional, or National level of ACDA; Their choirs have demonstrated a level of choral excellence worthy of representing ACDA in an international setting, and one that is at least approaching the standard of choirs customarily heard at Division ACDA conferences; While not required, the applicant has some demonstrated facility in learning a foreign language and a willingness to undertake at least a rudimentary study; Exhibits some level of human understanding, tact, and cross-cultural sensitivity; Minimum of 3 years in their current position and a maximum of 15 years as full time in the profession. The candidates should reflect a wide diversity of interests and accomplishments (church, high school, community, elementary, et al.). The ICEP Review Committee will consider a diversity of conductors (e.g. not all from one setting, such as Higher Education). Click here to view the Video Submission Guidelines.
ACDA North Central Division ...a community for members and friends of the North Central Division-ACDA Plans are underway for the 2014 NC Division Conference to be held in Des Moines, Iowa. Details and forms will be available at www.ncacda.org! Our member states include North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Minnesota, Iowa, and Wisconsin. We look forward to sharing the joys and challenges of the choral art with our members and all readers of ChoralNet. Please see "Inside this community" on the right, for active links to all the North Central pages on this site.
ACDA of Michigan The state level organization of the American Choral Directors Association for professional choral directors in the state of Michigan. Our Annual Fall Conference (featuring exciting headliners Jerry Blackstone from the University of Michigan, Tim Sharp, Executive Director of ACDA and special guest Charlene Archibeque Professor Emeritus and Acting Professor at San Jose State University!) is October 29-30 at Central Michigan University. Check us out and read all about the Fall Conference at our website: http://acdami.org/
ACDA of Minnesota ACDA of Minnesota - Land of 10,000 Choirs! The Choral Director's source for ongoing and engaging professional development. Our Mission: To support and inspire a community of choral musicians Check out our award-winning website! Click here for the ACDA of MN website Click here for the ACDA of MN Facebook Page Job Openings in MN Audition Notices in MN Featured Recordings FOLLOW ACDA OF MINNESOTA ON TWITTER - CLICK HERE! Our Website has been awarded the 2013 Best Hybrid Website with Professional Designer Award!
ACDA Research and Publications Committee Our go-to site for the work of the ACDA standing committee, "Research and Publications." Provides a central location for updates of individual work and committee projects underway.
ACDA State and Division Editors This community is a central resource for ACDA state and division newsletter editors, including Webmasters who serve as newsletter editor where there is no separate editor in the state/division. Discussion is open to any topic relating to ACDA newsletters, e.g., management, writing, editing, layout, publication in paper or digital format, etc.
ACDA Student Chapters A place to promote your student chapter, share ideas and network with other student chapters in your state, region and country! Here's how to get started: Make a page for your student chapter! Add a sub page (Or a 'Child') to add more information or share event information to other student chapters Send your student chapter members a link to this page and your student chapter page! Start networking with your future colleagues in different student chapters!
American Choir Festivals & Competitions What resonates most with Directors and Choir Members at Choral Festivals and Competitions? What would you like to see more (or less) of in the future? If you were the Choral Festival “Czar” how would you change or modify the Choral Festival Experience for Choirs in America?
Arizona's state chapter of the American Choral Directors Association AzACDA website: http://azacda.org Be sure to check out Antiphon, our state newsletter, and our annual AzACDA Summer Conference (sometimes called the "Four Corners Choral Workshop" or the "Four Seasons"). Our most current and accurate information is found on the website linked above, including details about upcoming events. You may also wish to take a virtual tour of the Arizona choirs linked here on ChoralNet.
Association of Canadian Choral Communities Canada's professional service organization for choral practitioners, founded in 1980. A national voice for over 600 conductors, 38,000 singers, as well as choral composers, publishers and administrators, the ACCC promotes its art form at all levels throughout Canada and supports and encourages the writing and performance of Canadian choral music.