A report about the abbreviated 2020 conference in Spokane, including photos of performing groups, will be provided soon.
The material below speaks to the 2018 conference in Portland.
2018 Conference in Portland
For a complete schedule of events at the 2018 conference in Portland, please click or tap HERE.
A message from Dr. Nicole Lamartine, President, NW Region, ACDA regarding the 2018 conference in Portland
My heart is full... over two years of planning and it was everything I had hoped for.
There were so many highlights in the
conference and it confirmed for me that we have a duty and a responsibility to strive for excellence in our teaching of choral music, but, more importantly, that we have a calling to provide an opportunity for personal journey through the experience of the music- as performer and observer.
My list of people to thank is immense and reminds me that it truly does take a village to put on a conference. There are too many to list here, but I am so, so grateful for everyone’s contributions.
Brian Galante- Program Chair who worked tirelessly day and night to make the vision come alive. I am indebted to you for your commitment to this project. It has been so much fun working with you.
Amy Ballard - Honor Choir Chair who orchestrated all of the details for five honor choirs. I am inspired by your energy and extraordinary organization.
Zach Vreeman- Reading Session Chair
Paul Aitken and MacKenzie Blakely Aitken- Interest Session Chairs
Carol Stewart-Smith- our fearless region Treasurer
Howard Meharg- conference photographer and webmaster.... loving friend to all and legend in our region
Sandy Babb- Site Chair for First Congregational Church... we literally could not have done this conference without you
Taylor Iverson- Student Worker Coordinator
Erika Lockwood- Equipment Manager
Julie Parsons - App Manager
And our Board members who helped in planning and volunteering.
Evans Mbinji- our Kenyan ICEP conductor
Craig Johnson- for being the most inspirational headliner I could have asked for!
Roomful of Teeth- for opening our minds and helping us to re-imagine ensemble singing.
Much love to my favorite region of ACDA. It has been an honor to serve you as President.
Thanks for a great time together.