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December 2012 ChoraLink

ACDA Eastern Division ChoraLink


December 2012



This issue of ChoraLink is sponsored by The Sixteen.


Good morning, colleagues of the Eastern Division,

Season's greetings to you on this cold and wintry morning. Over the past week, our nation and world were horrified by the senseless shooting that took place in Connecticut. As music educators, this random act of violence directly violates the fundamentals that we teach and model for our students. In this season of giving, let us take time to remember with gratitude the work done by our fellow members every day to forward the choral art. Let us also make time to begin the healing of our own minds as we prepare ourselves for our next rehearsals, whether they are in classrooms, community centers or places of worship.

As a gift, please take time to listen to this fine performance of There Will Be Rest by Frank Ticheli, as conducted by the composer and performed by the Georgia State University Singers in 2011:

Upcoming Professional Development Opportunities
ACDA National Conference
March 13-16, 2013, Dallas, Texas.
For more information:

Children's Chorus Festival
Sponsored in part by NYACDA and co-hosted by
Troy Children's Chorus and Saratoga Children's Chorus

March 2, 2013, Albany, New York
For more information: 

Interest Session Proposals are now being accepted for the 2014 ACDA Eastern Division Conference.  For more information:

On behalf of the officers of the Eastern Division ACDA, I wish you a holiday season filled with goodwill and peace.

With kind regards,


Robert Duff

President, ACDA Eastern Division

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