American Choral Directors Association
Photo courtesy of Aaron Harris, Bend, Oregon - www.aaronharrisphotography.com/
EVENTS - ANNOUNCEMENTS
Dr. Nicole Lamartine presents October 24, 2020
Online Fall ORACDA workshop with Dr. Lamartine was held October 24. Her first session was "Presenting choral music in the rural setting," and the second, "Creating engaging musical experiences online." ORACDA scheduled a series of sessions from 1-2 which were hosted by Oregon choral leaders.
You may view video from the day's events HERE.
ORACDA's August 4th Online Workshop and videos HERE
Oregon ACDA's statement
Oregon ACDA, first and foremost, unequivocally believes that Black lives matter. We will demonstrate this in every way possible including, but not limited to:
Acknowledging that the centering of whiteness and appropriation of non-European cultures have historically existed in our choral art form, and consequently in this organization. The anti-racism work requires
intentional steps to create a more equitable space.
Cultivating opportunities to listen to our Black, Brown and Indigenous people, Latinx, Asian and Pacific Islanders, and LGBTQ+ educators and...
The choral community of Oregon, and indeed, the country, was profoundly saddened to hear of the death of Dr. Bruce Browne. Bruce died Monday, November 23rd at St. Vincent Hospital in Beaverton.
Bruce was a recipient of the ORACDA "Hall of Fame" Award just a month ago (October 24th). He was indeed a legend in the northwest as a conductor, a teacher, and a promoter of choral music.
His bio and a tribute from a former student can be found HERE
Dr. Bruce Browne
What is ACDA?
Founded in 1959, the American Choral Directors Association (ACDA) is a nonprofit professional organization whose central purpose is to promote excellence in choral music through performance, composition, publication, research, and teaching. In addition, ACDA strives to elevate choral music’s position in American society through arts advocacy. The ACDA provides many high-quality publications, conventions, festivals, clinics, workshops, and the opportunity to network within the choral community. The national headquarters office is located in downtown Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
Who is a Member of ACDA?
Members of ACDA consist of choral directors who represent more than one million singers across the United States. ACDA members teach choral music in public and private institutions and in their place of worship. The ensembles they conduct perform all types of choral music and they include elementary through senior high school, college/university, community, professional, worship, and show choirs.
How is ACDA Organized?
ACDA is divided into seven geographic divisions as well as (CONTINUE READING HERE)