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Put it on your calendar NOW.
NW Regional Conference 2018 will be held in Portland, OR on March 7-10

See listing HERE for NW choirs; easy access to their website

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Opus 7 Vocal Ensemble Robert Scandrett Memorial Award, 2018
Compositions welcomed from students at the following levels: graduate , undergraduates, and high school.
See details HERE
See application form HERE
Deadline Feb. 1, 2018

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2016 NW Conference Information, including summary with photos, and other information can be found HERE.

Conference (2016) is summarized HERE.




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2018 Conference Information
March 7-10, Portland, Oregon


(We suggest that if you prefer a hard copy of the conference schedule that you print out the "Conference at a Glance" material and bring it with you. But you may prefer to use the app available for Apple devices, Android devices, as well as a link to a webpage version of the app. There will be no printed conference book this year!

CLICK OR TAP HERE for instructions on downloading the conference app!

Registration is HERE
(Log in if necessary)
Early registration deadline is January 31, 2018
Hotel information on the registration page

Performing Choirs with photos HERE by date and time

Interest Sessions listed HERE by date and time

Conference Headliners Info HERE

Exhibitors and Advertisers - Find Information HERE
or you may download Exhibitor/Advertiser application form HERE

Honor Choir Information
Conductors, photos, and bios HERE
Also travel directions and info

ACDA national has teamed up with Vandercook College to offer
college credit for the conference. Check at the registration
desk when you arrive.

"STANDING IN THE CENTER"... ARTICLES WRITTEN BY CHORAL DIRECTORS FOR CHORAL DIRECTORS - over 100 inspiring and informative articles from the past 25 years, with more being added monthly READ MORE

Roberta Jackson, Deb Burgess, Jerome Wright, and Rebecca Rottsolk join with Bartle, Gregoryk, Rao, and others in the writing of Working With Young Singers: Educational Philosophies of Expert Children’s Choir Conductors, Volume 2, The book has just been released by GIA Publications. SEE MORE HERE

You must see this video! Brian Mitchell, WA ACDA president, explains so articulately why we give our lives to choral music! DO NOT MISS THIS VIDEO! But first, find about 20 free minutes without a chance for interruption! HERE is the URL.

Rethinking the closer Read more
by Dale Trumbore, Composer (this article reprinted with permission from "Cantate," CA's ACDA magazine)

Creating a culture of trust in the music classroom Read more
by Amy Logan, President, Montana ACDA

At the risk of your eyes glazing over, let's talk about the fascinating subject of vowels
Read more

by Howard Meharg, Editor, NW Notes

Choral elitism ---it's real Read more
by Chris Maunu, R&R Chair for High School Choirs, Colorado ACDA
(guest article)

Teaching culturally: encounters with immigrant students Read more
by Sarah J. Graham, D.M.A., Lewis-Clark State College, Lewiston, ID

Hitting the bull's-eye Read more
by Tina Niederbrach, Choral Director, Searcy High School, Searcy, AR
(guest article from SWACDA online newsletter, Common Times)

Four first year fundamentals Read more
by Stacia Cammarano, Director of Choral Music at Shadle High School, Spokane


Here's a link to an article called "Neuroscience of Singing" that you'll enjoy. HERE

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