Welcome to NC ACDA .
NC ACDA enriches our diverse lives and empowers communities through the transformative nature of the choral arts.
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 Election Results
Congratulations to José Rivera, NC ACDA President Elect
José Rivera has been elected as NC ACDA's new President-Elect, with a term beginning on July 1, when Jeremy Tucker takes the role of President and Wendy Looker becomes Past President. José's term of office as President-Elect runs for two years, after which he will move into the role of President.
José is a long-time advocate and active participant in ACDA. José serves as an Associate Professor of Choral Music, Coordinator of Music Education, and conducts the University Chorale at the University of North Carolina- Pembroke. José just completed serving a six-year term as ACDA National Chair for Ethnic-Multicultural Music and currently serves on the NCMEA Board as Teacher Education chair. Read José’s bio here.
A heartfelt thanks also goes to Aaron Jackson for standing for election. Aaron has been a leader and active member both for NC ACDA and Southern ACDA. We appreciate his continued service and dedication to NC ACDA.
Virtual Conference Series: Equip, Imagine, Immerse, Connect
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.
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!
OCTOBER 17 CONNECT
with Jocelyn Hagen & Timothy Takach (NATION)
REGISTER FOR CONFERENCE SERIES
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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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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