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Highlights for Dallas ACDA

Highlights for Children’s and Community Youth Choir Conductors
 
Wednesday, March 12
                  8:00 am                     Reading Session                                                                                             Sheraton Houston Ballroom
                  9:00 am                     Roundtable - Adapting to a New Generation, Sheraton Houston Ballroom
Generation iY in the classroom and rehearsal room.  This panel discussion will explore communication, the social and family environment of choristers, and building a program while dealing with today’s communication challenges.  Shared challenges apply to all choral settings:  church, school and community programs.
 
Robyn Lana, National Chair/Moderator, Cincinnati Children's Choir
Panelists:  Darren Dailey, Jacksonville Children's Chorus; Debbie DeSantis, Colorado Children's Chorale; Cheryl DuPont, New Orleans Children's Choir; Ruth Dwyer, Indianapolis Children's Choir; Angie Johnson, Young Naperville Singers; Deborah Mello, Children's Chorus of Sussex County
                  3:00-5:00                  Community Youth/Boy Choir Nat’l Honor Choir, rehearsal 1           Omni Trinity Room
                  7:00-9:00                  Community Youth/Boy Choir Nat’l Honor Choir, rehearsal 2           Omni Trinity Room
                 
 
Thursday, March 14
                  8:00-9:00                  Face-to-Face opportunities
                                              (sign up here: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050D48ACAF2EA64-facetoface)
                  9:00-11:30               Community Youth/Boy Choir Nat’l Honor Choirm, rehearsal 3        Omni Trinity Room
                  10:00-noon              Children’s/Community Youth Leaders hosting the R & S Resource Center, Fairmont Hotel
                  1:30-5:00                  Community Youth/Boy Choir Nat’l Honor Choir, rehearsal 4           Omni Trinity Room
                  6:00-7:30                  Children’s/Community Youth Reception, Meyerson Symphony Center, Horchow Atrium
                  7:00-9:00                  Community Youth/Boy Choir Nat’l Honor Choir, rehearsal 5           Omni Trinity Room
 
Friday, March 15
                  8:00-9:00                  Face-to-Face opportunities
                                               (sign up here: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050D48ACAF2EA64-facetoface)
                  9:00-11:30               Community Youth/Boy Choir Nat’l Honor Choir, rehearsal 6           Omni Trinity Room
                  2:00-4:30                  Community Youth/Boy Choir Nat’l Honor Choir, rehearsal 7           Omni Trinity Room
 
Saturday, March 16
                  8:00-9:00                  Face-to-Face opportunities
                  12:30                         CCY/BC Honor Choir Concert, Hyatt, Landmark Ballroom
 
Concerts – schedule varies depending on your track. Please refer to your Choral Journal.  Below are some highlights:
Parker Elementary School Chorus
Crystal Children's Choir
Indianapolis Youth Chorale
Marcus HS Varsity Treble Choir
Sloan Creek A Cappella Treble Choir
Plano Senior HS A Cappella Mixed
Pan Asian Youth Choir
Rutter’s Mass of the Children
Britten’s War Requiem         
 
Sessions
There are simply too many of interest to list.  Please refer to your Choral Journal.  Some highlights are: Paul Caldwell, Sandra Snow, John Rutter, David and Leslie Childs, Rollo Dilworth, Sarah Morrison, Alan McClung, Phillip Brunelle and so many more!
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