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ACDA National Conference, Kansas City, February 27-March 2, 2019

NWACDA Regional Conference March 11-14, 2020, Spokane, WA

See listing HERE for NW choirs; easy access to their website

Transformational Conducting and Teaching; Workshop with Boers, Nace, Helgeson, and A. Boers - August 16-18, 2018 Read more

Brian Galante elected; to become president-elect of NWACDA Read more

Richard Sparks on conducting...blog 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...>

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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Conference (2016) is summarized HERE.




advocacy-guideStand up for your school choir now; Chorus America's new advocacy guide makes the case for school choirs; free download...>





Wonderful ideas and inspiration for teachers of choral music; edited and compiled by Dr. Terry Barham Read more...>
You may have to log in at www.acda.org to access the ChorTeach page.

For 2018 conference information, click on "Conferences" in the menu above.
For photos (in a slide show type of presentation) click or tap HERE

For a summary article about the conference by Bruce Browne which
appeared in Oregon ArtsWatch CLICK HERE

Shared Language, Shared Pedagogy, Real Growth:
Choral Literacy and Standards
(article HERE)
by Dr. Geoffrey Boers
Introducing our NEW Choral Literacies and Standards with tools for growth, teaching, assessment ,and adjudication.
Learn more at the GRMEA In-Service of October 12, 2018
Kentwood H. S., Covington, WA . SEE AD HERE
Also two sessions at the NW NAfME Convention of February 15-16, 2019

Tim Westerhaus elected to the position of president-elect-designate for NWACDA. Read all about Tim HERE

"STANDING IN THE CENTER"... ARTICLES WRITTEN BY CHORAL DIRECTORS FOR CHORAL DIRECTORS - over 100 inspiring and informative articles from the past 25 years, with more being added monthly READ MORE

Roberta Jackson, Deb Burgess, Jerome Wright, and Rebecca Rottsolk join with Bartle, Gregoryk, Rao, and others in the writing of Working With Young Singers: Educational Philosophies of Expert Children’s Choir Conductors, Volume 2, The book has just been released by GIA Publications. SEE MORE HERE

Music has power to bring us together, boost our brains (Article in "The Columbian," daily paper from Vancouver, WA by Greg Jayne, editorial page editor, based on research and presentation by Dr. Larry Sherman, University of Oregon Read more

Skones inspires Bottens with an idea; the result is Kapellmeister Choir Stools
Read more

Rethinking the closer Read more
by Dale Trumbore, Composer (this article reprinted with permission from "Cantate," CA's ACDA magazine)

Creating a culture of trust in the music classroom Read more
by Amy Logan, President, Montana ACDA

At the risk of your eyes glazing over, let's talk about the fascinating subject of vowels
Read more

by Howard Meharg, Editor, NW Notes

Choral elitism ---it's real Read more
by Chris Maunu, R&R Chair for High School Choirs, Colorado ACDA
(guest article)

Teaching culturally: encounters with immigrant students Read more
by Sarah J. Graham, D.M.A., Lewis-Clark State College, Lewiston, ID

Hitting the bull's-eye Read more
by Tina Niederbrach, Choral Director, Searcy High School, Searcy, AR
(guest article from SWACDA online newsletter, Common Times)

Four first year fundamentals Read more
by Stacia Cammarano, Director of Choral Music at Shadle High School, Spokane


Here's a link to an article called "Neuroscience of Singing" that you'll enjoy. HERE

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Voice Care Network - 2018 Events - including info on Montana Summer Institute

E.C. Schirmer Music Company/Galaxy Music | Morning Star Music

Willamette University Music...>

Tools for Conductors (4-Minute Mastery)


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