Welcome to NC ACDA .

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Our Vision:

NC ACDA enriches our diverse lives and empowers communities through the transformative nature of the choral arts.

Our Mission:

NC ACDA invests in the development and growth of the choral arts through exceptional experiences in artistry, innovation, diversity, and leadership.

Wendy Looker, NC ACDA President

NC ACDA 2020 VIRTUAL CONFERENCE SERIES

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Virtual Conference Series:
Equip, Imagine, Immerse, Connect


FREE! July 20-24 EQUIP with Laura Sam A week-long boot camp with multiple daily Zoom sessions led by Laura Sam and other experts who are eager to share what they’ve learned and to equip YOU with the tools to get started with virtual choir creation! All sessions will be recorded.

JULY 25 KICK OFF

Kick off our Virtual Conference Series by getting involved in our Virtual Conference Choir project, which we will view and share at the final session on October 17!  Laura Sam will lead us in a recap of her Virtual Choir Boot Camp, highlighting the tools you need for the fall. 


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AUGUST 8 IMAGINE
with Tesfa Wondemagegnehu

Start the school year off right with a motivational opening session with Tesfa Wondemagegnehu. The rest of your day will include Interest Sessions presented by local choral experts on Virtual Rehearsal Techniques and Digital Learning Pedagogies, a Virtual Choir Panel Discussion, and a send-off with instructions for participating in our Virtual Conference Choir project.


SEPTEMBER 12 IMMERSE
with Deke Sharon

Get ready for an inspirational opening session with “The Father of Contemporary A Cappella, Deke Sharon. Spend your Saturday immersed in discussion and community as we learn from our colleagues in Interest Sessions on Copyright and Licensing Issues and Relevancy, Recruitment, and Retention. Share your current challenges with folks who can relate in an R&R breakout discussion, and discover the next steps in our Virtual Conference Choir project!


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OCTOBER 17 CONNECT
with Jocelyn Hagen & Timothy Takach (NATION)

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Founders of the a cappella band Nation, and expanding on their composing successes, Jocelyn Hagen and Timothy C. Takach are quickly becoming known for reshaping the choral experience with singers around the globe. Pioneers in their field of composing, entrepreneurship, coaching youth and adults, and leading ensembles in the spirit of collaboration, Takach and Hagen bring to the table a uniquely special partnership of lifelong learning. They can guide participants through a collective and creative journey, modeling healthy, accessible and honest pedagogy for developing singers. Choral educators will be inspired to stretch out of the box with rehearsal strategies, programming, improvisation, co-teaching, and crafting experiences to honor and balance tradition and innovation in these fast-paced times. The rest of the conference day includes Interest Sessions on Maintaining Connection with your Singers and Live Streaming and Engaging your Audience. R&R Chairs will share virtual choir-friendly repertoire in our breakout sessions, and we will end with the reveal of our Virtual Conference Choir project and a celebratory Beer Choir!

REGISTER FOR CONFERENCE SERIES


ACDA Members




$30

ONE-TIME FEE




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Non-Members




$40

ONE-TIME FEE




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Student Members




$10

ONE-TIME FEE




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Donate/Sponsor




$30

ONE-TIME FEE




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What do you get when you register?

  • Access to the entire 4-day Virtual Conference Series 
  • Access to all session recordings and resources at ncacdaonline.org
  • Time to connect and collaborate with colleagues, friends, and experts
  • Inspiration and motivation
  • Practical Tutorials and tools
  • Reading Sessions
  • Interest Sessions
  • CEU certificate available
  • Support and Community
  • The opportunity to participate in our Virtual Conference Choir
 

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Dedicated to
Advancement & Enrichment.


The North Carolina Chapter of the American Choral Directors Association (NC ACDA) is a non-profit organization whose membership is composed of around 400 choral musicians from school, college, university, church, community, professional groups and the music industry. NC ACDA is dedicated to the advancement and enrichment of the choral art throughout the state of North Carolina.

NC ACDA is part of the American Choral Directors Association, one of the world’s largest professional organizations for choral musicians with a membership of over 18,000 directors representing one million singers.

Membership in NC ACDA is attained through membership in the national American Choral Directors Association.

 

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Become a member.


For over 50 years, the American Choral Directors Association has been the preeminent association for choral conductors throughout the United States.

ACDA is all about professionals like you! Our members teach choral music in public and private schools – kindergarten through senior high school – and at the college and university levels. They conduct a variety of choral groups, including boychoirs, children’s choirs, men’s and women’s choruses, junior and senior high school choirs, college and university choruses, ethnic choirs, vocal-jazz ensembles, and symphony choruses. They also conduct choirs in their communities and in their places of worship.


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