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Appearing in concert during the 2015 ACDA National Conference in Salt Lake City, Utah:
UNITED STATES AIR FORCE SINGING SERGEANTS
 
The Singing Sergeants is the official chorus of the United States Air Force. Stationed at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling in Washington DC, the group is one of six musical ensembles that comprise the United States Air Force Band. Featuring twenty-three active-duty airmen musicians, the Singing Sergeants presents more than 200 performances annually, performing a wide range of musical styles, from traditional Americana, opera, and choral standards to modern Broadway and jazz. Originally formed as a men’s chorus in 1945, the Singing Sergeants became the first premier military chorus to integrate women in 1973. Today, the group’s members often perform for the Department of Defense and other high-level military and civilian functions, using music to bridge language and cultural differences and help advance positive diplomatic relations through song. The Singing Sergeants honor those who have served, inspire American citizens to heightened patriotism and service, and positively impact the global community on behalf of the United States Air Force and the United States. Each member is proud to represent all airmen, whose selfless service and sacrifices ensure the freedoms enjoyed by citizens of the United States of America.
 
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The 2015 ACDA National Conference in Salt Lake City, Utah will feature the interest session:
SCARED OF THE ORCHESTRA? RELAX, THEY’RE HUMAN, TOO (John Nelson, clinician)
 
Choral and orchestral conductors generally live on different planets and are often uncomfortable being in each other’s worlds. In this session, John Nelson, who lives in and loves both worlds, will encourage a comfort zone between the two, sharing thoughts and fielding attendees’ questions.
 
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The 2015 ACDA National Conference in Salt Lake City, Utah will feature the interest session:
A CAPPELLA POP: A COMPLETE GUIDE TO CONTEMPORARY A CAPPELLA SINGING (Brody McDonald, clinician)
 
This session will teach you everything you need to get started in the fastest growing vocal genre—contemporary a cappella. Pentatonix, Pitch Perfect, and The Sing-Off have swept the nation.
Use this popularity to your advantage! Topics covered include: arrangements, sound reinforcement, vocal percussion, rehearsal techniques, recording, and style considerations.
 
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Appearing in concert during the 2015 ACDA National Conference in Salt Lake City, Utah:
WESTRIDGE VARSITY TREBLE CHOIR
 
West Ridge Varsity Treble Choir comprises forty young women in the seventh and eighth grades who demonstrate love for singing, commitment to musicianship, and dedication to choir. From the Eanes Independent School District in Austin, Texas, the Varsity Treble Choir is one of six choirs at West Ridge, a program involving 350 students. In 2015, the Varsity Treble Choir will make its fourth appearance as a TMEA invited performing choir. Yearly, the group earns UIL Sweepstakes honors in concert and sight reading and has consistently been awarded Best in Class and Best Overall Choir at festivals across Texas. The choir has performed at Carnegie Hall, the Texas Governor’s Mansion, the Texas State Capitol, and frequently performs for school and community events. Members of the choir are leaders in all areas of campus life. Together they strive for excellence, proudly representing West Ridge as the school’s premiere choral organization.
 
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