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NW Divisional Conference 2018 will be held in Portland, OR on March 8-12

Brian Galante elected; to become president-elect of NWACDA Read more

Richard Sparks on choral with superb information/ideas Read more...>

ChoralNet - your source for virtually every kind of choral resource MORE...>

Commission a new choral work for $1 - $100...or maybe even for free; find out how Read more...>

Montana's Great Falls Symphonic Choir inaugurates scholarship in the name of Mary Moore. You may contribute...>

Update your e-mail address; stay on our mailing list...please! More...>

robertsPast-presidents page now online!
(Left) Robin Roberts - 1964-69

Information for advertisers More...>

Articles by guest authors

Talk on Music: Change
by Patricia Trump, an address for the North Central Divisional Conference, February 10, 2012 Read more...>
(Delightful and funny speech by Ms. Trump, a veteran elementary music teacher from Des Moines, IA)

Singing God's Song Faithfully Read more...>
by Charlotte Kroeker, Executive Director of Church Music Institute

Northwest Notes
Articles by Our Officers and Board Members

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

Letter from the editor: Variations Read more
by Eliza Rubenstein, Editor of "Cantate," California's ACDA newsletter

A new normal: choral culture as a catalyst for change Read more
by Sarah J. Graham, Lewis-Clark State College, Lewiston, ID

The ins and outs of vocal auditions: how to help your students do their best Read more
by Pamela Bathurst, Lionel Hampton School of Music, University of Idaho

Creating a choral culture; second forum on the choral art presented by Geoffrey Boers, Stuart Hunt, with help from ACDA and WMEA Read more

Vocal metaphors and quotations; you'll love 'em, take a look Read more
prepared by Amalia Wills, freshman at Austin Peay State U.

Reaching out and and reaching in Read more
by Vicky Thomas, R&S Chair for Music in Worship

My Canterbury Tale Read more
by Peter Robb, R&S Chair for Boy Choirs

The Better C: Building Community Through Collaboration Read more
by Roberta Q. Jackson and Debra D. Burgess (Co-directors, the Symphonic Girl Choir of Portland) (We are so proud of Roberta and Debra that we're providing an immediate link to their wonderful article published in the March "Choral Journal" and avaiable today, Feb. 3, 2016, online.)

bateyBeg, borrow, and steal...a survival guide for rural choral teachers Read more
Elizabeth Batey, R&S Chair for Middle School Choirs, Idaho ACDA

colliverJury duty summons brings moment of panic; practical ideas for the middle school choral director when "guest" teacher is required Read more
Charlotte Colliver, R&S Chair for Middle School Choirs

westerhausChoral Connections: Global Meets Local in Northwest ACDA Read more
2015 Swedish Conductor Residencies Phase One Recap
Timothy Westerhaus, NW R & S Chair, University Choirs; NW ICEP Liaison

iversonTLife lessons and the power of healing through choral music not lost on Taylor Iverson; chooses choral music as a career Read more...>
Taylor is NWACDA's new collegiate rep to the board

Read articles from previous web/newsletters at news/archives...>

Also on your ACDA website

chorteach-graphicWonderful ideas and inspiration for teachers of choral music; edited and compiled by Dr. Terry Barham Read more...>
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Please note: The November issue of ChorTeach features the article by Elizabeth Batey, (as provided above) "Beg, Borrow and Steal: A Survival Guide for the Rural Choral Teacher."

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2016 Conference Choir Photos can be reached HERE

These photos are in large files suitable for printing. Allow time for download.

Material from the conference

Vicky Thomas' "Small Choir Repertoire Suggestions" (Excel file format) - HERE