Buffet Menu

Baked Chicken Breast, Rice Pilaf, Steamed Green Beans, Fruit, & Salad. Bread & Butter. Regular & Decaf Coffee. Iced Tea (Sweet & Unsweet) & Water. Choice of Desserts.

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Featured Performance

The North Carolina State University Chorale is the premier choral ensemble at NC State University. It is dedicated to upholding the highest standard of the collegiate choral tradition through the performance of the greatest vocal works of all eras. Founded in 2008, the State Chorale builds on the deep history of choral music at NC State established by its predecessor ensembles. The Chorale tours regularly, regionally and abroad, and in recent years has performed in Ireland, Austria, Italy, Vatican City, and the Czech Republic, as well as in Charlotte, Washington D.C., and the Hampton Roads area.

In 2017, the choir was enlisted to perform with the touring show “The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses” with performances at DPAC in Durham and the Chrysler Center in Norfolk, VA. The State Chorale consists of approximately 60 student singers, all of whom are earning academic degrees in fields other than music.

Nathan Leaf is the Director of Choral Activities at North Carolina State University, where he directs three choirs and heads the choral program. He is also the Artistic Director of the Concert Singers of Cary, and the founder of the chamber consort, Voices of a New Renaissance. During his tenure at NC State, the choral and vocal areas have experienced significant growth. His work with young singers emphasizes healthy vocal production and thoughtful musicality. He has served as a clinician throughout North Carolina, including directing the 2017 NC Men’s All State Choir, as well as directing honor choirs and clinics in the Midwest and Western U.S.

Leaf sang for eight seasons as a member of the Oregon Bach Festival Chorus in Eugene, as well as other professional ensembles including Conspirare-Company of Voices in Austin, Texas, the Tucson Chamber Artists in Arizona, and the Carnegie Hall Festival Chorus in New York City. Chorus Master for NC Opera from 2008-2012, his stage credits as a conductor, singer, and orchestra member include multiple operatic and Broadway productions and roles. His research on Swedish choral music has earned several publications, including in a feature article in Choral Journal. Leaf earned a Bachelor of Music Education degree from Valparaiso University and M.M. and D.M.A. degrees in choral conducting from the University of Texas at Austin.

A church shuttle bus will run from the main Convention Center entrance on 5th Street from 11:45-12:10, & return to the same spot from 1:30 – 1:45.

No additional cost required for shuttle transportation.

You do not need to be a member of NC ACDA to attend.

After You Register... Don't Forget...

The Luncheon is also the time where we announce the annual recipient of the Lara Hoggard Award. Click the button below to learn more about Lara Hoggard, see who the past recipients are, and to nominate a candidate for the upcoming year.

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