Conductors: Indicate Interest through Informational Session

Informational Session: Wednesday, April 7th, 6:00-7:00pm

Registration Required: CLICK HERE for meeting link

  • Attendance Required for Consideration

  • Attendees will be asked to submit basic information on ensemble (e.g. choir size, institution type)

  • If more ensembles are interested than can be accommodated, additional information may be

  • If unable to attend information session due to an unavoidable conflict, email

Requirements and Details


  • Conductors will separately prepare their choir to sing Lauridsen’s Lux aeterna, with all music learned
    accurately by time of arrival in Spokane.

  • Singers may use scores for performance

  • Choirs must be balanced with equal numbers of SATB (divisi) voices.

  • Choirs arrive no later than Monday evening, March 7, 2022.

  • Choirs are responsible for purchasing their own vocal scores.

  • Choirs are responsible for transportation, food, and lodging.

  • Student singers receive participant badges for first day and are encouraged to stay for the remaining
    three days of the conference but must register to do so.

  • NW ACDA assumes the cost of guest conductor, composer, orchestra, venue.

Conference Eligibility

  • Choirs that performed in this Collegiate Combined Choirs Event are not eligible as 2022 Concert
    Session Performing Choirs.

  • Because this is a function distinct from the ACDA conference Performing Choirs, participation in the
    Combined Collegiate Choirs event does not affect eligibility for the 2024 ACDA conference. Ensembles that performed in 2020 are eligible to participate.

Invitations will be extended to applicants by May 15, 2021

Questions? Contact NW ACDA President Tim Westerhaus:

An opportunity for collegiate singers across the Northwestern Region to collaborate in presenting the conference’s opening concert with world-class conductor Edith Copley; our headliner composer, Morten Lauridsen; and professional orchestra.


  • Performance of Lux aeterna on opening concert, March 9, 2022, 8:00 pm

  • Rehearsals Tues., March 8 – Wed., March 9, 2022 (Spokane)

  • Concert and rehearsals: Myrtle Woldson Performing Arts Center

  • Edith Copley, conductor

  • Performed with professional orchestra

  • Discussion opportunities with composer, Morten Lauridsen

  • Approximately 4-6 collegiate choirs joining together (100-155 singers)

Invited Choirs

  • We aim for geographic representation across Northwestern ACDA.

  • We aim for a combination of 2-year community colleges/technical schools and 4-year colleges.

  • Each ensemble must be balanced internally among SATB voice parts (and for divisi moments).

  • Choirs may be any size (4 or more singers) as long as balanced among voice parts.

    • Subgroups of an ensemble are welcome, given that 1) the conductor will still teach the
      music and 20 the subgroup is balanced among SATB parts.

    • Note: chamber-sized choruses may enable a greater number of institutions to participate.