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Appearing in concert during the 2015 ACDA National Conference in Salt Lake City, Utah:
WAUKEE HIGH SCHOOL A CAPPELLA
 
A Cappella is an auditioned ensemble open to all students in grades 10-12 who demonstrate advanced musical skill, thus providing an intensive and highly rewarding musical experience. They frequently perform at various festivals and events and have worked with the King Singers, Cantus, and international opera star Simon Estes. The group has earned division I ratings at the IHSMA Large Group Festival for the past twenty-five years. They perform an annual Festival of Peace Concert, frequently record CDs, and tour biennially. A Cappella appeared previously at the 2005 National ACDA Conference in Los Angeles and the 2007 and 2010 North Central ACDA Conferences in Omaha and Minneapolis, respectively. Their high performance standards and awards have earned them a reputation as one of the top high school ensembles in the United States.
 
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The 2015 ACDA National Conference in Salt Lake City, Utah will feature the interest session:
SERVICE-LEARNING, UBUNTU, AND CHORAL MUSIC: TRANSFORMATIVE MUSIC EDUCATION (Alicia W. Walker & James M. Meader, clinicians)
 
The African word Ubuntu conveys the interdependency of humans on one another. It is at the heart of what we understand to be “community.” Choral music, because of the humanness of the voice and the nature of singing together, is an embodiment of this principle. This session draws upon the shared strengths of choral singing, Ubuntu, and service learning to offer a transformative approach to the training of choral music educators. The goals of this approach are: 1) to equip conductors to teach effectively and learn graciously in underserved communities; and 2) to facilitate choral music education in settings where it is either unavailable or inadequately supported.
 
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Not only will those attending the ACDA National Conference hear great concerts and engaging interest session, but there's a lot to do in Salt Lake City beyond the walls of the conference.
 
From restaurants to nightclubs, quite moments to raucous events, and of course, some of the best skiing in the U.S., Salt Lake City offers a wide variety of entertainment!
 
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The 2015 ACDA National Conference in Salt Lake City, Utah will feature the interest session:
HONORING THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF CHICHESTER PSALMS BY LEONARD BERNSTEIN (Timothy Peter, clinician)
 
This will be an interactive session with recordings, conversation, and study of the ageless Psalms and the psychological power of healing and hope using the three movements set by Leonard Bernstein in 1965 for the Chichester Festival in England. Focus will be placed on melodic contour, rhythmic numerology (Gematria), orchestration, and the use of the Hebrew language. Related material will include background on the political climate of Israel soon after statehood in 1948 leading up to the American national tragedies and Bernstein's personal events of 1963. Peace, war, and contemporary issues of political strife dating back to the Old Testament remain relevant today, as does Chichester Psalms fifty years later in 2015.
 
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