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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...>

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


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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


Honor Choir Information
Promotional video HERE (just for fun!)
Auditions open August 17, 2015.

Auditions close October 1, 2015 at midnight

Honor Choir application and auditions (a must read for directors who plan on having students submit applications!) HERE
The procedure for auditions is given on page 4 of this document. Please read carefully. It's easier if you have all your information at hand before logging on to the OpusEvents site that handles applications. HERE is the link to OpusEvent.

Jazz choir auditioners will want to look at an excerpt before recording your part on the Opus Event website. Print 'em and practice!
NW ACDA Rhythm Section Audition Excerpt HERE
NW ACDA Vocal Jazz Audition Excerpt HERE

If you are chosen for one of the honor choirs, THIS LINK is provided for those who would like to order a group photo of your choir. You will also receive a photo order form along with your music packet and may order using that form.

Conference Exhibitors Information HERE

Patrick Ryan assumes role as president of NW ACDA; read what he has to say Read more...>

Nicole Lamartine elected president-elect for NW division, ACDA Read more...>

Gary Weidenaar moves to new role as vice-president; Patrick Ryan assumes presidency; Nicole Lamartine is president-elect; read Gary's last article as president Read more...>

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

thomas-karenKaren P. Thomas, composer as well as the director of Seattle Pro Musica, received the Dale Warland Singers Commission Award; will write for the Young Women's Choral Projects of San Francisco Read more

jackson-burgessPortland Symphonic Girlchoir wins 2015 Chorus American/ASCAP Award for Adventurous Programming Read more
Roberta Q. Jackson and Debra R. Burgess, Co-conductors

thomasCross-cultural awakenings Read more...>
by Vicky Thomas, R&S Chair for Music in Worship

pattonThe Herb Effect Read more...>
by Marcia Patton, R&S Chair for Children's and Community Choirs/Artistic Director, Casper Children's Chorale

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

edmondsThe power of one: unison works for developing choirs Read more...>
by David Edmonds, R&S Chair for Women's Choirs, Montana

murphyConducting refresher: letting go of bad habits Read more...>
by Michael Murphy, President, ID-ACDA


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Also on your ACDA website

chorteach-graphicWonderful ideas and inspiration for teachers of choral music; edited and compiled by Dr. Terry Barham Read more...>
You may have to log in at to access the ChorTeach page.


advocacy-guide Stand up for your school choir now; Chorus America's new advocacy guide makes the case for school choirs; free download...>


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Performing choirs
2014 Conference
Photos for download...>

For recordings of performing choirs at the divisional conference in Seattle March 13-16, 2014, contact Soundwaves Recording or call 419-433-4918

You will find photos, full information on our 2012 conference HERE...>