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Pennsylvania Summer Conference - Register now to save!

Location: Pennsylvania, USA
Now is the time to register for the ACDA-PA Summer Conference, set for August 5 and 6 at Elizabethtown College.  Regular rates remain in effect until next Friday, July 25.  After that, the rates go up, but you can still register online until August 1 or when you arrive at the conference.  To register, just visit acdapa.org. 

Don't miss this opportunity to spend some time relaxing and learning with friends old and new.....interest sessions, a full packet of new music to read through, time with Westminster Choir College's Joe Miller, three meals (including a picnic.....all included in the registration fee....).  The conference program is listed below.  Housing is even available on campus (four people in the same apartment can stay the night for as little as $29 each!).  Hotels in the area can be found at http://hotelguides.com/colleges/pennsylvania/elizabethtown-college.html .

Hope to see you there!

Randy Yoder, President
Matt Fritz, President-Elect
Chris Kiver, Vice-President

 
PROGRAM AT-A-GLANCE
For
2013 ACDA-PA SUMMER CONFERENCE
Elizabethtown College
Monday, August 5 and Tuesday, August 6, 2013
 
MONDAY, AUGUST 5
 
10:00 A.M. to Noon – Registration
12:00 – Plenary Session – Welcome
12:15 – Interest Session #1
  • Peggy Dettwiler – The Choral Rehearsal: Process to Product
  • Amelia GarbischOrff in the Choral Rehearsal
  • Christopher McGinleyBringing Water to the Horses: Digital Tools for Music Learning
1:15 – Interest Session #2
  • Peggy Dettwiler – The Choral Rehearsal: Process to Product
  • Amelia GarbischOrff in the Choral Rehearsal
  • Christopher McGinleyBringing Water to the Horses: Digital Tools for Music Learning
2:15 – Break – Refreshments, Visit Jack Ay, Genevieve Kharki Research Poster
2:45 - Repertoire Reading Session #1 – High School, Youth/Student, Women’s, Worship, Show Choir,
                                                                Multicultural/Ethnic
3:45 - Plenary Session - Choral Adjudication in Pennsylvania - Having All Voices Be Heard.
                
Christopher McKiver and Tom Snyder
4:30 – Break
4:45 – Interest Session #3
  • Ryan Kelly – College Student Chapter Forum
  • Bradley Olesen – Lightbulb Moments: Connecting Warm-ups to Your Music
  • Kyle WearyTeaching Music Literacy Through Choral Repertoire
  • David McConnellNunes Garcia and the Mozart Requiem
5:45 – Interest Session #4
  • Bradley Olesen – Lightbulb Moments: Connecting Warm-ups to Your Music
  • Kyle WearyTeaching Music Literacy Through Choral Repertoire
  • David McConnellNunes Garcia and the Mozart Requiem
7:00 – Reception on the lawn
7:30 – Picnic on the lawn (included in registration fee), Young Conductor Award, Elaine Brown Award
9:00 – After Hours
 
TUESDAY, AUGUST 6
 
7-8:30 – Breakfast – Brossman Commons (included in registration fee)
8:30 – Repertoire Reading Session #2 –College, Children/Youth, Community, Jr/Middle, Vocal Jazz, Men
9:30 – Interest Session #5
  • Ryan Kelly – Conductors and Accompanists: Collaboration for Singers’ Learning
  • Donna Knott – The Male Changing Voice – How Do I Work With It?
  • Ryan BeekenNo Choir Left Behind; Programming Masterworks for Any Choir
  • O. David Dietz – Applying Student Achievement to the Choir Director’s Teacher Evaluation
10:30 –Break
11:00 – Plenary Session – Joe Miller - The Singing Conductor….Building Sound Through Vocalise
12:00 – Lunch – Brossman Commons (included in registration fee)
1:15 – Plenary Session – Joe Miller - The Singing Conductor…Voicing –Formant Identification and Tuning
2:15 – Interest Session #6
  • Ryan Kelly – Conductors and Accompanists: Collaboration for Singers’ Learning
  • Donna Knott – The Male Changing Voice – How Do I Work With It?
  • Ryan BeekenNo Choir Left Behind; Programming Masterworks for Any Choir
  • O. David Dietz – Applying Student Achievement to the Choir Director’s Teacher Evaluation
3:15 – Break
3:45 – Plenary Session – Joe Miller - The Singing Conductor…Musical Architect –Teaching From the Blueprint
4:45 – Director’s Chorus “Performance” of Telemann – O Praise the Lord All Ye Nations
5:15 – End of Conference


 
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