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Concert: Young Men's Vocal Workshop
The University of Oklahoma’s School of Music will sponsor the annual Young Men’s Vocal Workshop on Friday, November 21, 2014, beginning at 8:30 a.m.  The event concludes with a concert at 4:00 p.m.   For additional information, contact David Howard at dhoward@ou.edu.
Announcement: In Memoriam: Russell Mathis (ACDA National President 1974-1977)
G. Russell Mathis, a professor of music at the University of Oklahoma for nearly 40 years, passed from this life on Sept. 23 after a brief illness. He was 88.   Appointed to the OU faculty in 1962 as director of choral activities, he was a key advocate for the arts throughout his tenure at the u...
Announcement: Festival 500 Materials Available
Dear colleagues both near and far....   Over the past 16 years, we have been privileged to be co-directors of The Phenomenon of Singing International Symposia, an integral, academic component of Festival 500. We invited you to “indulge your musical, creative, and scholarly spirit” and join us ...
Announcement: Call for Papers: American Guild of Organists
The Houston AGO Workshops Committee invites applications for presentations at the 2016 National Convention of the American Guild of Organists in Houston, TX, June 19-23, 2016. Proposals should consist of a single-page 250-word abstract, which summarizes the topic and the particular contribution the ...
Announcement: CONDUCTING 21C: Musical Leadership for a New Century
CONDUCTING 21C: Musical Leadership for a New Century is a course that aims to provide conductors with professional development by combining artistic excellence and social justice. Emerging and experienced conductors alike will develop powerfully creative, profoundly artistic, and compassionate appro...
Announcement: Choral Masterclass at Örebro University
The School of Music, Theatre and Art at Örebro University and Länsmusiken I Örebro/SWICCO will offer a master class in Choir and Orchestra Conducting and Symphonic Choir, October 18 –24, 2014.  Five and ten credit packages are available.   LEARN MORE about this opportunity.  DEADLINE for ...
Announcement: Memorial Services for Paul Salamunovich
From the Paul Salamunovich Page on Facebook:   We finally have the particulars for Paul's services. The rosary will be said for him Friday, May 2nd at 7:00pm at St. Charles Borromeo Church in North Hollywood-Paul's home parish for the past 65 years and where he served as choir director for 60 ye...
Announcement: In Memoriam: Paul Salamunovich
American choral icon Paul Salamunovich passed on April 3, 2014, according to a post by his son-in-law, Gordon Goodman.   He was the Music Director Emeritus of the Los Angeles Master Chorale, after having served as Music Director from 1991 to 2001. He served as Director of Music at St. Charles Bo...
Announcement: ACDA & Nationwide
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Concert: The Power of Music, a Senior Singer Choral Festival
The Power of Music, a choral festival featuring singers from eight senior communities, will be held on Sunday, March 30 at 3 p.m. at Fellowship Congregational Church, 2900 South Harvard, Tulsa, OK.  Tickets for the concert are $5.00 each and are available at the door: all proceeds will go to the Al...
Announcement: Weston Noble Inducted to Hall of Fame
The American Classical Music Hall of Fame has included revered choral conductor Weston Noble among its 2013 class of inductees.   Founded in 1996, The American Classical Music Hall of Fame seeks to build and sustain enthusiasm for classical music in America by celebrating diverse facets of classi...
Announcement: National Arts Advocacy Day
Today and tomorrow, hundreds of dedicated arts supporters- from 45 states- will come together in Washington, DC for the 27th annual National Arts Advocacy Day, the only national event that brings together a broad cross section of America's cultural and civic organizations. These arts advocates repre...
Announcement: Smithsonian’s “Raise It Up” Celebrates National Anthem
On Flag Day—Saturday, June 14, 2014—Americans will “Raise it up!’ and come together to participate in potentially the largest unified event in American history and turn the national anthem into “the song that was heard around the world. ” The History Two hundred years ago, Francis Scott...
Announcement: Former World Choir Games Founders Launch New Company
Former World Choir Games Founders Launch New Company   March 6th 2014 - International release - Two of the founding members of the World Choir Games have recently announced the formation of a new company and artistic mission.  Maestro Gábor Hollerung and Piroska Horváth officially introduced ...
Announcement: Grammy Seeks Music Educator Nominations
Announcement: In Memoriam: Jon O. Carlson (1942-2013)
Jon O. Carlson, age 71, Jacksonville, FL, entered into life eternal after a valiant battle with cancer, on November 1st at his home. Jon was born on January 19, 1942 in Harrisburg, PA to Joel and Faithe Carlson.  He attended Allison Elementary School, Edison Junior High, John Harris High in Harri...
Announcement: 2nd Contemporary Japanese and American Music (CJAM) 2014 (Revised)
"2nd Contemporary Japanese and American Music (CJAM) 2014" (Revised) “The Choral Festival” will be held at Sakaiminato Symphony Garden, Tottori, Japan, on September 14, 2014 (Sunday), at 13:30, http://sakaiminato-bunka.jp/index.php?id=29 or Yonago Culture Hall (http://www.yonagobunka.n...
Announcement: "Banner Moments" Summer Institue
From June 30th to July 25th, the University of Michigan’s American Music Institute, with support from the Star Spangled Music Foundation, will be hosting the national “Banner Moments” Summer Institute at the University of Maryland, College Park, funded by the National Endowment for the Human...
Announcement: Choral Music Educator is California Teacher of the Year
Manhattan Beach Unified School District’s Michael Hayden Recognized as a California Teacher of the Year Manhattan Beach, CA, November 5, 2013 Michael Hayden, the Director of Choirs for Mira Costa High School, was honored today by State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson as one of f...
Announcement: Lawmakers Call for Resignation of Minnesota Orchestra Association Leaders
A group of 10 Minnesota state legislators today called for the resignation of Minnesota Orchestra President and CEO Michael Henson and two members of the orchestra’s board of directors on the grounds that they have poorly led the orchestra. In a letter sent to members of the Board of the Minneso...
Announcement: "Art is Good" says U.S. Government
Washington, DC – The U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) and the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) released prototype estimates today from the new Arts and Cultural Production Satellite Account (ACPSA). This is the first federal effort to provide in-depth analysis of the arts and cultural s...
Announcement: "Conrad Susa" by Philip Brunelle
I received a call last night at midnight – Conrad Susa had passed away.  He had not been well physically, but at 78 his mind was as keen as ever – and this man KNEW what music was about, still making his way to the San Francisco Conservatory to teach every day.   I first heard of Conrad whe...
Announcement: Jim Feiszli Named U.S. Professor of the Year
RAPID CITY, S.D. (Nov. 14, 2013) – James Feiszli, Director of Music at the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology, has been named 2013 U.S. Professor of the Year for the state of South Dakota by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and the Council for Advancement and Sup...
Announcement: GIA Acquires Walton Publishing
Chicago, IL, October 17, 2013 — GIA Publications, Inc., a leading publisher of choral music and innovative music education resources, is honored to announce that the acclaimed Walton Music catalog, after well over 50 years, has joined the GIA family. Walton Music serves the choral community by pub...
Announcement: Latest Assault on Choral Music with Sacred Text
WAUSAU, Wis. - A new administrative rule to limit religious music has caused Wausau West High School's elite choir group to temporarily disband and the city's elementary schools to postpone holiday concerts. Wausau West choral director Phil Buch said district administrators gave schools thr...
Announcement: STAR-SPANGLED Education Effort Starts
STAR-SPANGLED Education Effort Starts: 21 Join to Contribute $1,200+   This week we've launched a fund- and friend-raising campaign to create new, accurate and engaging teaching materials for the upcoming 200th anniversary of "The Star-Spangled Banner." We believe this is an opportunity not to be ...
Announcement: "Survey Underway on Pitch Drift" by Richard Seaton
SURVEY UNDERWAY ON PITCH DRIFT by Richard Seaton   Pitch drift in a cappella choral singing – a Ph.D. research project at the UK Open University – needs your help!   No doubt you have experienced times when your choir struggles to maintain the pitch when singing u...
Administrative Announcement: Gentle Reminders from the Moderation Team
Like so much of the ACDA world, ALL of the moderators on ChoralNet are volunteers who gift their time to help keep this sight energized, focused, and useful. Occasionally, the moderators are called upon to remind all of us about some of the guidelines that will allow the Choralnet experience to rema...
Announcement: "The 2nd Contemporary Japanese and American Music (CJAM) 2014
"The 2nd Contemporary Japanese and American Music (CJAM) 2014" “The Choral Festival” will be held at Sakaiminato Symphony Garden, Tottori, Japan, on May 11 (Sunday), 2014 at 3 p.m.  (http://sakaiminato-bunka.jp/index.php?id=29)  The entry requirements are as follow: The number of choral sub...
Concert: Concert to Celebrate Clarence Miller
The Clarence W. Miller Dedication/Scholarship Concert will be held on Saturday September 28, 2013 at 8 PM in Glassboro, New Jersey, at Rowan University, Wilson Hall.  The Pfleeger Concert Hall will provide the setting for unveiling the dedication plaque to name Rehearsal Room #153 in hon...
Announcement: In Memoriam: Joe Kay (1951-2013)
Greensboro - Joseph Maxwell Kay, 61, passed away on Monday, April 8, 2013 at his residence. Funeral service will be held on Thursday, April11, 2013 at 11:00 am at English Road Baptist Church with Dr. James A. Summey officiating. Interment will follow at New Silver Brook Cemetery in Anderson, SC. J...
Announcement: Singin’ Black and White: “A New Way Forward?”
Choirs in Southwest North Carolina have long collaborated across social differences, hoping to diversify and grow our choirs and audiences, and to effect significant, positive social change.  After years of work, we had made little progress.   In April 2012, the Firebird Arts Alliance launched ...
Announcement: Choir Members Stabbed in New Mexico
ALBURQUERQUE (vis cnn.com) - Mass had just ended at St. Jude Thaddeus Church in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and the choir had begun its closing hymns when it happened. A 24-year-old man jumped several pews and rushed toward the choir with a knife in his hand, screaming, "Fake preacher!" He stabbed fou...
Announcement: Cincinnati’s Vocal Arts Ensemble Names Hella Johnson Music Director
CINCINNATI, Ohio— VAE: Cincinnati’s Vocal Arts Ensemble has named Craig Hella Johnson as Music Director beginning in January 2014. Entering its 34th Season in 2013-2014, VAE, Cincinnati’s premier professional chamber choir, welcomes Mr. Johnson as the fourth Music Director in the organization...
Announcement: ACDA Poster Continues Winning Streak
The stunning poster that was sent to all ACDA members in the February 2013 issue of the Choral Journal continues to win design awards.   At almost the same moment the poster arrived in the hands of members, ACDA received word that the colorful art had earned an award for the design firm...
Announcement: The 31th INTERNATIONAL CHORAL FESTIVAL OF KARDITSA (GREECE)
       The International Festival of Karditsa is a leading artistic event in Greece and worldwide due to its unique regulation. The philosophy of the Festival aims not only at the artistic approach but also at a musical-pedagogical, social and even more at a political approchement of the dif...
Announcement: Graduate Credit at Festival 500
Dear colleagues..... Once again, Memorial University of Newfoundland and Festival 500 are collaborating to offer a *Choral Institute for graduate music and music education study* during the choral festival and academic symposium, The phenomenon of Singing. Graduate courses are offered in the areas o...
Announcement: 2012 Julius Herford Dissertation Prize: Call for Nominations
2012 JULIUS HERFORD DISSERTATION PRIZE CALL FOR NOMINATIONS           The Julius Herford Dissertation Prize: Each year the Julius Herford Prize Subcommittee of the Research and Publications Committee accepts nominations for the outstanding doctoral terminal research project in choral m...
Announcement: CJ Editor Carroll Gonzo to Step Down
After an unprecedented fourteen years, spanning a staggering 151 issues, Carroll Gonzo is stepping down from editorial leadership of the Choral Journal.   Since taking the helm of ACDA's flagship with the August 1999 issue, Carroll Gonzo has navigated the Journal through an enormous...
Announcement: In Memoriam: Eric Ericson (1918-2013).
Legendary choral conductor Eric Ericson died on Friday, February 15, 2013.   Renowned for his innovative teaching methods and the wide-ranging nature of his repertoire, Ericson was the principal conductor of the Orphei Drängar choir at Uppsala University from 1951 until 1991, and choirmaster un...
Announcement: Hayes to Depart Philadelphia Singers
PHILADELPHIA, PA – The Philadelphia Singers and its music director, David Hayes, announce that Mr. Hayes intends to step down as music director at the end of the 2014-15 season. At that time, he will be concluding 25 years with The Singers, the last 22 as music director. A multifaceted co...
Announcement: Philippine Madrigal Singers Seek Performances
As a part of their trip to the U.S. for a performance at the 2013 ACDA National Conference, the Philippine Madrigal Singers are seeking additional performance venues throughout the country.  Their tentative itinerary is as follows:   April 05 - 21    Florida, Georgia, South Carolina...
Announcement: Kansas City Chorale Wins 2013 Grammy
  The Kansas City Chorale (Charles Bruffy, conductor) has won the 2013 Grammy Award in the category "Best Choral Performance" for their recording, Life & Breath - Choral Works By René Clausen.  
Announcement: Canadians Called to Sing
The Coalition for Music Education is celebrating the premiere of this year’s official Music Monday song today; I.S.S. (Is Somebody Singing) by calling on millions of Canadians to learn the song in preparation for Music Monday 2013 on May 6.  The song was written by Canadian Space Agency Astrona...
Announcement: Conductor Health Survey
Your input is needed to understand the health of conductors!   An online survey has been created to better understand the medical issues and injuries related to conducting.  Your participation is vitally important!  This survey is for both choral and instrumental conductors and is be...
Announcement: Grammy Award for Music Educators
The Recording Academy in partnership with the GRAMMY Foundation is launching a new program to honor school music educators from Kindergarten through college. Selectees will receive a special award and monetary grant. The nomination and application process will run from February 10 through April 15...
Announcement: In Memoriam: Diane Loomer
Diane Loomer, one of Canada’s most celebrated and treasured conductors passed away in Vancouver on December 11, 2012.   Diane Loomer, C.M. recipient of the Order of Canada, director and founder of Chor Leoni Men's Choir, co-founder and conductor emerita of Elektra Women's Choir, and ...
Announcement: ACDA Offers Student Membership Extension
In an effort to assist young conductors at the start of their careers, the American Choral Directors Association is now offering a student membership extension that will allow recent graduates to remain members of ACDA at the student rate until they find a conducting position. "We have all been t...
Announcement: In Memoriam: Paul Oakley (1959-2012)
Paul Edward Oakley, 52, of Owensboro passed away at 4 a.m. Friday, Nov. 23, 2012, at Owensboro Medical Health System. He was born on Dec. 16, 1959, in Lincoln Park, Mich. Professor Oakley graduated from Central High School in Pueblo, Colo., Friends University in Wichita, Kan., and Boston Un...
Concert: Craig Jessop in Oklahoma City
Joy to the World; A Christmas Musical Celebration celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ featuring world-acclaimed conductor Dr. Craig Jessop will be on December 22, 2012. Two performances 2:00p.m. and 7:30p.m. at the Oklahoma City Civic Center Music Hall. For complimentary tickets call 405-548-...