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2012 Conference Information

2012 Conference Photos and Information

Recordings and DVDs of all performing groups + honor choirs More...>

Performing groups in action; photos More...>

Honor Choirs in concert; photos More...>

Bruce Browne receives Leadership and Service Award More...>

NW composers and arrangers provide at least 15% of the literature for this year's conference More...>

Interest sessions/reading sessions provide growth opportunity More...>

 

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Officers
NW and State Presidents
R & S Chairs
Guests
Reprints from other publications
General

7-14-2004
Brunson sums up Boise convention

10-4-2004
The Power of We...
Communication, Commitment, Contribution
by Michael Frasier, President, NW ACDA

1-1-2005
Tests change things!
by Ted Totorica, President, Idaho ACDA

1-1-2005
In other words...
by Diane Hultgren, President, Wyoming ACDA

1-1-2005
Rest and renewal: reflections and questions
by Leslie Guelker-Cone, President, Washington ACDA

2-10-2005
State of the Division:
A Presidential Update
on NW ACDA
By Michael Frasier, President, NW ACDA

5-5- 2005
Nine months and we're trying to deliver!
by Mike Frasier, President

9-12-2005
Ahhh...Retirement!
Michael Frasier, President, NW ACDA

10-12-2005
My dear choral community... 
by Julia Kole, President, ID-ACDA

10-12-2005
Honoring Ed Harris In Song
by Kevin Allen-Schmid, President, MT-ACDA

10-12-2005
May the lack of force be with you
by Hal Eastburn, President, OR-ACDA

10-12-2005
rejuvenate - 1 a. to make young or youthful again : REINVIGORATE b: to restore to an original or new state
by Linda Hamilton, President, WA-ACDA

10-12-2005
Greetings from Wyoming
by Roy Dahlinger, President, WY-ACDA

10-12-2005
A report from Alaska
by Pualeilani Monds, President, AK-ACDA

1-10-2006
Collaboration and the production
by Michael Frasier, President, NW ACDA

1-11-06
What does ACDA have to offer?
by Linda Hamilton, President, WA-ACDA (January - 2006)

1-11-06
Final Glacier Chorale program a fitting tribute to Kalispell conductor Shauneen Garner
by Kevin Allen-Schmid, President, Montana ACDA

1-11-06
Mozart for Everyone
by Kevin Allen-Schmid, President, Montana ACDA

1-30-06
Convention a great event...attend it!
by Pualeilani Monds, President, AK-ACDA

1-30-06
An Internet resource you'll really find useful...
by Hal Eastburn, President, OR-ACDA

5-6-2006
It's a wrap
by Michael Frasier, Outgoing president

5-10-2006
Message from the President-Elect
by Scott Peterson

10-5-2006
Thank you for being a friend
by Pualeilani Monds, ACDA President, Alaska

9-2006
Messages written by President Scott Peterson during his tenure as NW ACDA president- 2006-2008

2-26-07
In search of a new year
by Hal Eastburn, OR-ACDA President

3-15-07
National Convention Report
President Scott Peterson offers his observations on the Miami national convention

5-1-2007
Greetings from Wyoming
by Roy Dahlinger, President, ACDA, Wyoming

5-15-2007
National Convention Report
by Scott Peterson

8-29-2007
Tribute to Gene Brooks
by Scott Peterson

10-1- 2007
Singing in Alaska!
by Rebecca Rhodes, President, Alaska ACDA

1-2-08
President Leesa Kuhlmann greets Wyoming members at start of new "choral year" 2008

3-1-2008
President's Message
Scott Peterson, President (includes Scott's messages leading up to Vancouver, BC convention)

4-15-08
Wow, It’s Festival Season!
by Russ Otte, President, Oregon ACDA

7-31-08
Membership crisis brings call for action; personal, state, divisional goals outlined
by Richard Nance

10-1-08
Washington president, Leora Schwitters, reports on WA-ACDA; creative and active board praised

10-15-08
Nance reports on membership drive and convention venues; Seattle 2010

by Richard Nance

9-10-08
Karen Fulmer asks for opening day suggestions; here are replies from two, Amy Fuller (Bonney Lake HS) and Brian Mitchell (Mark Morris HS)
by Karen Fulmer

4-1-09
Reflections on ACDA National Convention in Oklahoma City
by Russell Otte, President, Oregon ACDA

7-15-09
New memberships up, renewals down, yet ACDA continues to thrive and streamline through tough economic times; Nance reports on national leadership meeting
by Richard Nance

11-16-2009
Conference March 10-13, 2010 brings out the best in our profession
by Richard Nance, President, NW ACDA

1-5-2010
President-Elect, Solveig Holmquist INVITES and URGES you to attend the NW ACDA conference in Seattle, March 10-13, 2010
by Solveig Holmquist

1-14-10
Choral Colors
by Patrick Ryan, President, MT ACDA

3-1-10
Richard Nance asks you to spread the word; pieces are in place for a fantastic conference

4-1-10
Richard Nance lauds conference committee; sums up the divisional conference in Seattle
NWACDA President’s Column

5-15-10
2012 and 2014 divisional conferences to be held...YES, in Seattle! Room rates lowered by 20% at Sheraton; 2012 dates set for March 15-18, Thursday through Sunday
NWACDA President’s column,
Richard Nance

7-1-2010
Nothing earthshaking a good thing; Nance reports on growth of NW ACDA, state activities serving members, as he wraps up his two years as president
Richard Nance

7- 2- 2010
PRESIDENT’S INITIAL LETTER

by Solveig Holmquist

9-2-10
Gary Weidenaar analyzes ChoralNet; tells us what it is, its history, and how it can help us do our job better. (Three part series)

9-12-2010
Learn a new word; get serious about about "going to the well" for inspiration and personal growth!
by Solveig Holmquist, President, NW Division

9-17-10
“I figured it out… through thinking!”
By Nicole C. Lamartine, Director of Choral Activities, University of Wyoming

11-13-10
Student Investment: Getting to the Heart of the Music
By Nicole C. Lamartine, Director of Choral Activities at the University of Wyoming and President, WY-ACDA

1-20-2011
Building Choral Tone
by Richard Nance

10-21-11
The Fat-Reducing Benefits of Ensemble Singing (posted Oct. 21, 2011)
By Nicole C. Lamartine, President, WY-ACDA

11-9-11
The purpose of high school; are choral directors the leaders in 21st century education?
by Patrick Ryan, Past-President, MT-ACDA

7/12/12
Hail and Farewell Read more...>
by Solveig Holmquist, Past-President, NW ACDA

7/12/12
Serendipity (the act of finding something useful by chance) Read more...>
by Gary Weidenaar, President, NW ACDA

9/18/12
On the other side Read more...>
by Nicole Lamartine, President, WY ACDA

Three previous presidents provide perspective; an interview with Peterson, Nance, and Holmquist Read more...>
by Gary Weidenaar, NW ACDA President

12/26/12
Authentic published world music - the survey results are in Read more...>
by Kurt McKee, R&S Chair for Multi-cultural Music

1/15/13
Just a few Mondays ago...Read more...>
by Patrick Ryan, President-Elect, NWACDA

2/3/13
Shining that halo Read more...>
by Paul Olson, President, Idaho ACDA

3/24/14
weidenaarThe President's Page

President Gary Weidenaar sums up the 2014 conference eloquently; it'll touch your heart! "Two years of planning meets four days of conference" Read more...>

10/8/14
ryanNWACDA board seeks student representatives Read more...>
by Patrick Ryan, President

8/2/14
murphy
Conducting refresher: letting go of bad habits Read more...>
by Michael Murphy, President, ID-ACDA




 

5-1-2005
What is a community chorus?
by Paul Schultz

5-1-2005
Literature Resources for the Female Jazz Choir
by Jim Jirak, Vocal Jazz R & S Chair

5-1-2005
Music Selection for the 21st Century Church
By Paul A. Aitken, R & S Chair
Music In Worship

5-1-2005
Music Advocacy
by Dr. Giselle Wyers, R & S Chair for Youth and Student Activities

5-1-2005
The Internationalization of the music program
by Peter Wordelman, R & S Chair for Multi-Cultural Music

5-1-2005
Volunteer! It'll do great things for you...and your organization
by Helen Deitz, R & S Chair for Middle/Junior High Choirs

9-30-2005
An interview with Northwest ACDA Women’s Choir Conductor
Z. Randall Stroope by Marcia Patton
NWACDA Women’s R & S

9-30-2005
Kurt McKee interviews Jerry Blackstone
by Kurt McKee, R & S Chair for Men's Choruses

2-20-2006
Coping With the Stress of Music Ministry

Paul A. Aitken, NWACDA Music in Worship Chair

2-20-2006
Thoughts for your community chorus
by Paul Schultz, R&S Chair for Community Choirs

2-20-2006
Articles on two-year colleges in ACDA publications in short supply, but there are some gems
by April Duvic, R&S Chair for Two-Year Colleges

2-20-2006
Sopraltos?
by Marcia Patton, R&S Chair for Women's Choruses

8-1-2006
Linda Berg, R&S for Children's Choirs, offers literature suggestions...this could be just what you need!

9-12-2006
Transcending the ordinary
through the search for learning and the art of music-making
by Peter Wordelman, R&S Chair for Multi-cultural music

9-12-2006
Three Perspectives –
Planner, Choral Director, Parent
by Tom Isaacson, R&S Chair for High School Choral Music

10-2-06
An Invitation to the Future Leaders of our Division
by Scott Anderson

11-02-2006
Thoughts on Motivating Your Choir
by Paul Schultz

2-19-2007
Repertoire suggestions from Helen Deitz, R & S Chair for Jr. High/Middle School Choirs

by Helen Deitz

2-19-2007
Greetings and Repertoire Suggestions from your new R&S Chair for Music in Worship

by Benjamin Brody, R&S Chair for Music in Worship

9-2-07
Jazz Pedagogy, The Textbook We Never Had

Jim Jirak, R & S Chair for Jazz Music, reviews book by Dunscomb and Hill

2-9-08
VENUS PROGRAMMING
Marcia Patton, NW Women’s R & S Chair

3-6-08
Get Involved!
by Stacy Winn, Multi-cultural music, R & S Chair

3-6-08
Your Own Multicultural Choir
By Stacy Winn, R&S Chair for Multicultural Music

3-15-08
College scholarship auditions: tips from an insider
by Giselle Wyers, University of Washington

8-4-08
DIRECTIONS FOR SINGING
From John Wesley's Select Hymns, 1761
by Howard Meharg

5-15-08
Guide for Jazz and Scat Vocalists: A Resource Revisited
by Jim Jirak, R&S Chair for Jazz Choirs (May-2008)

1-16-09
Board organization for the community choir by Karen P. Thomas
R&S NW Division Chair for Community Choirs
Artistic Director and Conductor of Seattle Pro Musica

1-16-09
Looking Out, Looking In
by Reginald Unterseher, R&S Chair for Male Choruses

1-25-09
Soundings: Musing on sound, branding, and mission at the college level
by Steven Zopfi, R&S Chair, College/University Choirs

2-18-09
Beyond the Anthem:  Re-thinking the Role of the Choir in Worship
Benjamin Brody, Northwest Division R&S Chair for Music in Worship

3-6-09
Choosing Multicultural Repertoire
By Stacy Winn, NW ACDA Ethnic & Multicultural Perspectives R&S Chair 

10-11-09
Cultivate a priceless treasure!
Go out of your way to encourage students studying to become choral directors

By Gary Weidenaar, NW ACDA Youth and Student Activities R&S Chair

1-20-2010
Why Women Choose Women’s Choirs

By Katherine FitzGibbon, Northwest R &S Chair for Women’s Choruses

1-20-10
They are what they hear: a new paradigm for teaching choral music at the college and university level
by Steven Zopfi, R&S Chair for College/University Choirs

7-5-10
“Jazz Choir in Three!”
The Students
by Frank DeMiero

1-10-11
Musings on How We AUDITION Our Children’s Choir Singers
Marcia Patton, Casper, Wyoming
Northwest R & S for Children’s and Community Youth Choirs

1-14-10
Enhanced Music Scores: more than notes on paper could ever be
…looking back on the ‘00’s from the near future
by Reginald Unterseher, R&S Chair for Male Choruses

1-17-2011
Wherever the bar is set                              
Katherine FitzGibbon
Northwest R&S Chair for Women’s Choruses

1-21-11
Connecting words, music, and people: an interview with Paul Carey, Composer
by Reg Unterseher

1-21-11
Waiting for Superconductor: Lessons from the School Reform Movement
by Steven Zopfi, R&S Chair for College/University Choirs

5-1-11
The 7-pound box from Estonia
by Kurt McKee, R&S Chair for Multi-Cultural Music

10-1-11
Connecting Choir and Community
by Kirk Aamot, R & S Chair for Student Activities

10-18-11
Questions from the Choral Conscience
by Steven Zopfi, R&S Chair for College/University Choirs

11-1-11
Jazz Choir in Three - The Conductor
by Frank DeMiero, R & S Chair for Vocal Jazz

6/30/12
ePublishing reading session presented at NW Conference, March, 2012 Read more...>
by Reginald Unterseher, R & S Chair for Male Choirs, NWACDA

6/30/12
Music ministry and social justice – a duet made in heaven Read more...>
by Vicky Thomas, R&S Chair for Music in Worship

Deep Impact! Read more...>
by Kirk Aamot, R&S Chair for Student Activities
9/27/12

Intrinsic Silence: Musical Attentiveness in Practice, Theory, and Historical Context Read more...>
by Tim Westerhaus, Dir. of Choral Activities, Gonzaga University
(link to WA ACDA UNISON newsletter and dated 11-2-11)

2/25/13
Doubling up in eastern Washington Read more...>
by Reginald Unterseher, R & S Chair for Male Choruses


3/5/13
Happy Choirs? The application of happiness research on choral singing Read more...>
by Steven Zopfi, R & S Chair for College and University Choirs

10/11/13

mckeeStuck in the middle: Finding multi-cultural repertoire for middle school choirs Read more...>
by Kurt McKee, R & S Chair for Multi-Cultural Music


11/1/14
edmondsThe power of one: unison works for developing choirs Read more...>
by David Edmonds, R&S Chair for Women's Choirs, Montana

2/15/15
pattonThe Herb Effect Read more...>
by Marcia Patton, R&S Chair for Children's and Community Choirs/Artistic Director, Casper Children's Chorale

4/15/15
thomas-karenKaren P. Thomas, composer as well as the director of Seattle Pro Musica, received the Dale Warland Singers Commission Award; will write for the Young Women's Choral Projects of San Francisco Read more

4/15/15
jackson-burgessPortland Symphonic Girlchoir wins 2015 Chorus American/ASCAP Award for Adventurous Programming Read more
Roberta Q. Jackson and Debra R. Burgess, Co-conductors

4/15/15
thomasCross-cultural awakenings Read more...>
by Vicky Thomas, R&S Chair for Music in Worship

Creating a choral culture; second forum on the choral art presented by Geoffrey Boers, Stuart Hunt, with help from ACDA and WMEA Read more

Vocal metaphors and quotations; you'll love 'em, take a look Read more
prepared by Amalia Wills, freshman at Austin Peay State U.

Reaching out and and reaching in Read more
by Vicky Thomas, R&S Chair for Music in Worship


My Canterbury Tale Read more
by Peter Robb, R&S Chair for Boy Choirs

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



A new normal: choral culture as a catalyst for change Read more
by Sarah J. Graham, Lewis-Clark State College, Lewiston, ID

The ins and outs of vocal auditions: how to help your students do their best Read more
by Pamela Bathurst, Lionel Hampton School of Music, University of Idaho

 


7-14-2005
On Being Mute
(by Marie Lerner-Sexton)

2-20-2006
What good are websites, anyway?

By David Topping, Webmaster for AzACDA
(used by permission, excerpted)

2-20-2006
These Things I Believe
by Robert Russell
Eastern Division ACDA Youth & Student R/S

2-20-2006
ALEX GOT CAUGHT SINGIN' IN THE HALLS AGAIN TODAY
Ken Berg (reprinted from the Alabama Reprise)

2-20-2006
Our Inch of Space in our Moment of Time
UAB Department of Music Orientation
August 17, 2004
by Jeff Reynolds

5-2-2006
Why Do We Sing?
William Hatcher

6-15-2006
Good to Great
by Eric Kauffman

8-1-2006
Technology and Music Literacy in Church Worship
by Chris Fenne

8-10-2006
"Keep 'em Singing!"
by Janet Kidd, inspires this list of tips and reminders, by Kim Ward

8-10-2006
Steve Siemens, Des Moines, Iowa, inspires top ten quotes and food for thought as new choral year begins,
by Mary Beth Riewerts

10-1-2006
What I Learned from Jack
by Jan Smith, R&S Chair for Junior High Choirs, Oklahoma ACDA
reprinted by permission from John Gerber, Editor,"Sooner Style" (newsletter)

11-02-2006
Thoughts on the conductor's role
by Joseph Flummerfelt

12-15-2006
Against Loneliness in the Sacred Music World
by Chuck King, R&S Chair for Music in Worship for Central Division, ACDA
reprinted from Resound, Fall 2006 (Central Division Newsletter, edited by Bill Niederer)

9-26-07
Books on Beth’s Desk

Beth Klemm
Repertoire & Standards Chair – Children’s Choir – California Chapter ACDA

9-26-07
Ten Positive Things to Do for Yourself This Year
Jo Anne Stoddard
Regional Representative – Central Coast – California Chapter ACDA

10-1-07
Originally printed in Alabama's ACDA newsletter, "Reprise"
SNARL & SNORE in Choir!
by Ken Berg, Alabama ACDA President

Extra-Curricular Advocacy
Beth Dampf, MCDA President-Elect

1-17-08
Using the IPA in Your High School Choir

by Tami Alderman, High School R&S Chair, CA-ACDA

1-31-08
Kooshes, Mirrors, Tennis Balls and Roller Coasters
by Mark Johnson, R&S Chair for Boys' Choruses, North Central Division

2-11-08
To Sing is to Fly
Kevin Meidl -  President Elect, North Central ACDA

6-11-08
The unspoken dilemma among female choir directors...
by Sarah Gilbertson, R&S Chair for Women's Choirs, guest article from Star of the North, Minnesota's ACDA newsletter, Kari Douma, Editor (used by permission)

6-11-08
To be or not to be...that is the question!
by Judy Sagen, President, Minnesota ACDA
(reprinted from Star of the North, Minnesota's ACDA newsletter, Kari Douma, Editor)

6-30-08
Ten Positive Things to Do for Yourself This Year
Jo Anne Stoddard
Regional Representative – Central Coast – California Chapter ACDA

6-30-08
The Choral Director: A Heart that Dares Mighty Things
by John Tebay, Southern Regional Representative, CA-ACDA

7-28-08
He's Got the Whole World In His Hands (or Making Spirituals Work for the Rest of Us)
Cliff Ganus, Editor AR-ACDA newsletter

9-3-08
Popsicle Sticks…A Unique Strategy?
by Linda Lovaas, R&S Chair, Middle School/Junior High Choirs, CA-ACDA

9-30-08
A Gloomy Time; a Time for Action
by Karen Garrett, R&S Chair, Women's Choruses, CA-ACDA

9-30-08
The Untamed Journey
by Gavin Spencer, Chair, Northern Region, CA-ACDA
(reprinted by permisssion from "Cantate," Fall - 2008, Douglas Lynn, Editor)

9-30-08
Roger Wagner and The Secret
"Know what you want to get, and know how to get it"
by Jonathan Talberg, Youth and Student Activities R&S Chair, CA-ACDA
(reprinted by permission from "Cantate," CA-ACDA's newsletter edited by Douglas Lynn)

10-18-08
Programming Thematic Concerts
by Beth Klemm, Repertoire & Standards Chair – Children’s Choir – California Chapter ACDA

12-7-2008
ACDA Launches ChorTeach, New Online Magazine
by Terry Barham, Editor

12-15-08
Preaching To The Choir:
Right-brained thinkers and the need for more arts education

Tina L. Groom, SW Region Chair, Ohio Choral Directors Association

12-15-08
The three I's that don't include me: involvement, investment, (through inside-out rehearsing), independence...leading to integrity

(compiled by Rick Bjella)

12-23-08
HELP! I am a band director and I have to teach Choir! YIKES!
by James Hohmeyer, reprint from Bella Voce, Michigan's ACDA newsletter, Karen Nevins, Editor

1-7-09
Resources I Can’t Live Without
Angela Hampton
ICDA High School R&S Chair

4-3-09
The Impoverishment of American Culture and the Need for Better Art Education
by Dana Gioia

11-30-09
Remarkable…
by Joy Paffenroth, Editor, "Soundings," Wisconsin's ACDA newsletter

2/21/11
Singing God's Song Faithfully
by Charlotte Kroeker, Executive Director of Church Music Institute

6-13-11
Tim Sharp addresses the AGO at conference in Oklahoma City; the arts and religion (Earthquake, Wind, Fire...and a Still Small Voice)...>

10-1-2011
The day I got old: it happened on Monday
Teaching expectations...increasing your job satisfaction and rehearsal efficiency
by Lindsey Wilkerson, Miles City, MT

October, 2011
A Response to the September 2010 Choral Journal College and University Choir R & S Report

by Dennis Malfatti, Director of Choral Activities at the University of Evansville

June, 2012
Christie Kirkpatrick, honor choir member, compares her expectations to the reality of performing in the 2012 Honor Choir
More...>

10/25/12
Mountain Dew and a chocolate donut Read more...>
Guest article by Brian Reeves, President, Missouri ACDA

11/14/12
If I were a crow...Read more...>
by Brad Vogel, Editor, "The Choral Range," Kansas' ACDA newsletter

12/22/12
Today is the first day of the rest of the year Read more...>
by Cliff Ganus, Editor of <accent>, Arkansas' ACDA newsletter

11/22/13
malfattiGetting beyond slick Read more...>
by Dennis Malfatti, guest author, R&S Chair for University Choirs, Indiana Choral Directors Association

11/22/13
bartelInaudible actions of singers vital to pulling audience into musical experience
Read more...>
by Dr. Mark Bartel, guest author, reprinted from Kansas' Choral Range

1/28/14
popeSing out loud: empowering women's choirs Read more...>
by Lindsay S. Pope, Massachusetts ACDA, Women's Choirs R&S Chair


I was glad...or was I? A composer reflects on religion
Read more
by Shawn Kirchner, reprinted from "Cantate," California's ACDA newsletter

3-4-04
Paul W. Schultz receives 2004 Divisional Award of Merit

1-26-2005
Honor choir for adult singers...is it time?
by Ken DeJong

1-26-2005
Portland Symphonic Girchoir programming earns 2003 Chorus America/ASCAP Award

5-29-2005
So Be It! (An essay on the loss of certain faculties) by Howard Meharg

7-14-2005
Touring with the King's Singers

On the road again….. by Doug Anderson

7-14-2005
You can learn to scat sing
by Scott Fredrickson

6-1-2006
Connie Branton receives service award at NW Convention
by Howard Meharg, Editor

8-15-2006
John Cobb, former director of choral music at Eastern Oregon University, dies on July 4
by Howard Meharg

10-05-2006
An Invitation to the Future Leaders of our Division
by Scott Anderson

2-13-07
Richard Sparks reports on his extended conducting experiences in Stockholm, February/March, 2007

3-29-07
The Sound of Music Lost - the retirement of Marvilla Davis, director of the Alaska Chamber Chorale
by LJ Evans

5-1-2007
Must there be a battle over traditional vs. "contemporary" music?
by Solveig Holmquist, Director of Choral Activities, Western Oregon University, Monmouth

7-21-07
Gene Brooks dies July 21, 2007
Letter from Hilary Apfelstadt, president of ACDA

1-21-08
Male Ensemble Northwest presents festival and concert for high school male voices in Spokane, January 19th

1-25-08
Special feature articles: Why I Got Into Choral Music and Why I Stay in the Field Today - articles by NW ACDA members

2-15-08
Solveig Holmquist of Western Oregon University named president-elect of the northwestern division, ACDA

3-2-08
Howard Meharg presented Leadership award at NW Convention

3-4-08
Solveig Holmquist elected president-elect for NW ACDA

4-3-08
PLU hires Dr. Brian Galante as Associate Directo

5-10-08
Special feature articles: Why I Got Into Choral Music and Why I Stay in the Field Today - articles by NW ACDA members

5-11-08
Another way to look at vowels, by
Howard Meharg, NW Notes Editor

6-5-08
Steven Zopfi Named University of Puget Sound Director of Choral Activities and Conductor of Adelphian Concert Choir

6-27-08
Tom Carter Choral Workshop; last minute opportunity...catch it July 10 in Spokane

6-30-08
Dr. Tim Sharp Appointed Executive Director of ACDA

6-30-2008
Some of our members were asked the question, "What brought you into choral music and what keeps you in choral music now?" (Stacy Winn, Leesa Kuhlmann, Michael Frasier)

7-2008
Incoming president, Richard Nance, greets members, announces dates and location of 2010 NW Divisional Convention...Seattle, Washington, March 10-13

1-28-10
The northwest’s Karen Fulmer elected president-elect designate for the national ACDA

1-28-10
Gary Weidenaar elected to President-Elect position for the NW Division, ACDA

7-28-10
The home-plate maestro...
Baseball umpiring and conducting music; ACDA member, Ken DeJong, enjoys doing both and finds a number of similarities

3-30-10
Karen Fulmer presented Leadership and Service Award for 2010

4-2-10
Carol Stewart-Smith presented special "President's Award" for extraordinary service to NW ACDA

5-30-10
Michael Sagun offers these parting words as Sheet Music Service (Portland) closes its doors on May 14th

10-4-2010
Paul Manz, organist, composer dies October 28
report supplied by Paul Schultz

10-21-10
Dan Davison and Judy Herrington, two Washington composers/directors write pieces for national honor choirs; songs to be performed at Chicago national conference

7-1-12
NW composers and arrangers provide at least 15% of the literature for this year's conference More...>

10-15-12
Bruce Browne receives Leadership and Service Award More...>

6-30-2012
Christie Kirkpatrick, honor choir member, compares her expectations to the reality of performing in the 2012 Honor Choir More...>

12-7-12
Male chorus literature list...maybe something here for your winter and spring programming; check it out Read more...>

3/2014

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Twyla Brunson recipient of the 2014 award for leadership and excellence in the choral art Read more...>

 


2/27/14
mehargRead! It'll do ya good! Read more...>
by Howard Meharg, Web/Editor, NW ACDA

 

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12/4/14
Dr. Robert (Bob) Scandrett remembered in this moving article by Loren Ponten Read more...>

 

Patrick Ryan assumes role as president of NW ACDA; read what he has to say Read more...>

Nicole Lamartine elected president-elect for NW division, ACDA Read more...>

Gary Weidenaar moves to new role as vice-president; Patrick Ryan assumes presidency; Nicole Lamartine is president-elect; read Gary's last article as president Read more...>

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

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