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Candidates for President-Elect, NW ACDA - Your ballot should be in your email inbox! Vote now.

See photos and read bios and vision statements for each candidate HERE

Richard Sparks on choral with superb information/ideas Read more...>

ChoralNet - your source for virtually every kind of choral resource MORE...>

Commission a new choral work for $1 - $100...or maybe even for free; find out how Read more...>

Montana's Great Falls Symphonic Choir inaugurates scholarship in the name of Mary Moore. You may contribute...>

Update your e-mail address; stay on our mailing list...please! More...>

robertsPast-presidents page now online!
(Left) Robin Roberts - 1964-69


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Articles by guest authors

Talk on Music: Change
by Patricia Trump, an address for the North Central Divisional Conference, February 10, 2012 Read more...>
(Delightful and funny speech by Ms. Trump, a veteran elementary music teacher from Des Moines, IA)

Singing God's Song Faithfully Read more...>
by Charlotte Kroeker, Executive Director of Church Music Institute

Northwest Notes
Articles by Our Officers and Board Members

Conference Exhibitors Information HERE

Still accepting exhibitors and program book ads...deadline extended to February 1

START HERE - Overview of the conference HERE
Performing choirs - photos and bios of choirs and conductors HERE
Interest Sessions - photos and topics HERE
Undergraduate Conducting Masterclass Application Form HERE
Tentative Complete Conference Schedule HERE

Purchasing VOCES8 concert tickets HERE (while one ticket is provided for each conference registrant's packet, general public, performing choir members, honor choir members and chaperones will be required to buy a ticket for this event.)

Register for the conference HERE (Scroll to NW Division information, click on the orange rectangular NORTHWESTERN REGISTRATION link)
Arrange for housing HERE

Honor Choir Information
List of accepted singers for all groups can be found HERE
Also acceptance letter with forms to be filled out and much more info!

Housing may be booked HERE

If you are chosen for one of the honor choirs, THIS LINK is provided for those who would like to order a group photo of your choir. You will also receive a photo order form along with your music packet and may order using that form.

Complimentary membership in ACDA available to music directors in their first year in the profession Read more

The Better C: Building Community Through Collaboration Read more
by Roberta Q. Jackson and Debra D. Burgess (Co-directors, the Symphonic Girl Choir of Portland) (We are so proud of Roberta and Debra that we're providing an immediate link to their wonderful article published in the March "Choral Journal" and avaiable today, Feb. 3, 2016, online.)

bateyBeg, borrow, and steal...a survival guide for rural choral teachers Read more
Elizabeth Batey, R&S Chair for Middle School Choirs, Idaho ACDA

colliverJury duty summons brings moment of panic; practical ideas for the middle school choral director when "guest" teacher is required Read more
Charlotte Colliver, R&S Chair for Middle School Choirs

westerhausChoral Connections: Global Meets Local in Northwest ACDA Read more
2015 Swedish Conductor Residencies Phase One Recap
Timothy Westerhaus, NW R & S Chair, University Choirs; NW ICEP Liaison

iversonTLife lessons and the power of healing through choral music not lost on Taylor Iverson; chooses choral music as a career Read more...>
Taylor is NWACDA's new collegiate rep to the board

Read articles from previous web/newsletters at news/archives...>

Also on your ACDA website

chorteach-graphicWonderful ideas and inspiration for teachers of choral music; edited and compiled by Dr. Terry Barham Read more...>
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Please note: The November issue of ChorTeach features the article by Elizabeth Batey, (as provided above) "Beg, Borrow and Steal: A Survival Guide for the Rural Choral Teacher."

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Performing choirs
2014 Conference
Photos for download...>

For recordings of performing choirs at the divisional conference in Seattle March 13-16, 2014, contact Soundwaves Recording or call 419-433-4918

You will find photos, full information on our 2012 conference HERE...>