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February 2013 Membership Update

Hello ACDA-PA!

It's hard to believe it's already the middle of February.........time is flying by and we're writing to remind you of important upcoming deadlines and dates for our Summer and Fall Conferences this year. Please take a few moments to mark your calendar:

****This Saturday, February 16 is the final day to submit the Online Survey at
Help us to make ACDA-PA the best it can be for you!

****Friday, March 1 - Deadline to register for the ACDA PA Keystone Choral Festival - an Elementary and Middle School adjudication experience! The very first “Keystone Choral Festival” is a one-day adjudicated festival for students in grades 3-8.
The festival is set for Saturday April 13, 2013 from 9am4pm at Palmyra Middle School,50 West Cherry Street,Palmyra, PA 17078. There's still room for your group, so hurry and register now! The registration form is available at

****Friday, March 15 - Deadline for submissions for the 3rd Annual ACDA-PA Composition Contest. If you're a PA composer, 18 years of age or older, this is your chance to vie for a $1000 prize by creating an original work for women's chorus (SSA or SSAA). The entry form is available at .

****Mid-May - Deadline for for submissions for auditioned choirs for the ACDA-PA Fall Choral Conference. More information coming soon!

****Late May - Deadline for applications for candidates for the Undergraduate Conducting Competition at the ACDA-PA Fall Choral Conference. More information coming soon!

****Monday, August 5 and Tuesday, August 6 - HOLD THE DATES! The 19th Annual ACDA-PA Summer Conference at Elizabethtown College......Plan to join us for headliner Joe Miller (Westminster Choir College), interest sessions, reading sessions and lots more. More information coming soon!

****Friday, October 25 and Saturday, October 26 - HOLD THE DATES! The 3rd Annual ACDA-PA Fall Choral Festival at Millersville University.....Join us for the Undergraduate Conducting Competition, the Elaine Brown Award and to hear some of Pennsylvania's best choirs. More information coming soon!

It's going to be a busy year for ACDA-PA.....we hope we'll see you soon!

With best wishes,

Chris Kiver, President,
Randy Yoder, President-Elect
Bob Drafall, Vice-President
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