President's report 2018 conference

2018 Conference in Portland

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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.

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