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Appearing in concert during the 2015 ACDA National Conference in Salt Lake City, Utah:
ESTONIAN PHILHARMONIC CHAMBER CHOIR (with the Tallinn Chamber Orchestra)
 
Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir (EPCC) is one of the best-known Estonian music groups in the world. EPCC was founded by Tõnu Kaljuste in 1981, who was the artistic director and chief conductor for twenty years. The repertoire of the choir extends from Gregorian chant and Baroque to the music of the twenty-first century, with special focus on the work of Estonian composers. Each season, the Choir gives over sixty concerts in Estonia and abroad. EPCC has been a guest at numerous music festivals and outstanding venues all over the world. Another important aspect in the Choir’s life is recording music (for ECM, Virgin Classics, Carus, Harmonia Mundi, and Ondine), resulting in Grammy Awards for Best Choral Performance in 2007 and 2014. The Choir has fourteen Grammy nominations for recordings of works by Arvo Pärt, Erkki-Sven Tüür, and the music of Nordic countries. They will perform with the Tallinn Chamber Orchestra.
 
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The 2015 ACDA National Conference in Salt Lake City, Utah will feature the interest session:
MAKING THE MOST OF YOUR VOCAL JAZZ ENSEMBLE REHEARSALS (Jennifer Barnes, clinicians)
 
This clinic will be a lecture/demonstration of techniques that have been found to be effective, efficient, and productive for vocal jazz ensemble directors at all levels. The topics covered will include: introducing a new piece, using technology in your rehearsal, rhythm section involvement, standing orders and positions, developing vocal improvisation skills in rehearsal, and transitioning from learning notes to making music. Concepts will be presented as a demonstration rehearsal featuring the UNT Jazz Singers from the University of North Texas.
 
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Here are two of the choral conductors who have been selected to participate in the 2015 ACDA International Conductors Exchange Program (ICEP).
If you are interested in learning more about the International Conductors Exchange Program or how to become involved with the conductor exchange in 2015, please contact your ICEP division liaison. Please consider joining our ICEP Group on Facebook or the ICEP Choralnet Community for the latest news and information about the upcoming exchange with South America in 2016 and South Korea in 2017.
The 2015 ACDA National Conference in Salt Lake City, Utah will feature the interest session:
THE VOCES8 METHOD: A MUSICAL WAKE-UP FOR VOICE, BODY & MIND (Members of OCES8, clinicians)
 
The VOCES8 Method is an innovative and energizing start to the school day designed to engage large groups or whole schools in musical activities that stimulate the brain and prepare students with a particular focus on numeracy, literacy, and linguistics. The book is based on research by the Institute of Education in London. In this interactive session, VOCES8 will share the VOCES8 Method and demonstrate how this can be shared with musicians and non-musicians alike. This is a fun, creative, and unique interest session for passionate choral educators.
 
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