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ACDA Middle School Choir Festival set for April 26 at West Linn High School Read more
campbellYour new president-elect is Bill Campbell Read more
reddanConsidering the Three R’s for Community College Choirs: Recruitment, Repertoire, Refresh Read more
by James M. Reddan
ristPositive Recruitment Read more
by Joshua Rist, Director of Choral Music, Hermiston HS
deitzBe a Mentor Read more
by Helen Deitz
bakerMusic Literacy Read more
by John Baker
Guidelines for submission of articles for Choral Focus Read more
by Julie Cherry, Editor

Gold Award reporting form as explained Read more...>
by Jim Angaran
Direct link to form for festival manager Read more...>

Another event of importance...
Faith Dialogues at St. Mark Luthern (Salem) with Helmut Rilling April 28 - May 1st
Read more about it HERE

Hear the Durufle Requiem performed by the Portland Choir and Orchestra with Dr. Clay Christiansen (Mormon Tabernacle Organist) at First United Methodist Church, Portland. Two concerts, April 15th (7:30 pm) and April 16th (2 pm) Read more

Contest managers to report to OSAA using new online form Read more...>
by Mike Wallmark, Associate Executive Director, OSAA

History of OR ACDA - Officers and R&S Chairs from 1994 to present
Provided by Matt Strauser Read more...>

Great resource for choral directors who work in the public schools!

Oregon's Sacred Music Reading Workshop is set for April 9, 2016
9 AM to 5 PM
First United Methodist Church,
1165 NW Monroe St., Corvallis


Register online HERE





Fall workshop Giselle Wyers material now online; see it at these links:
Giselle Wyers' Laban Movements for Conductors Read more
Laban movement video on YouTube See more
High School Choral Festival at the University of Washington with Dr. Lisa Billingham, Laban specialist, April 18, 2016 Info and Application form HERE

2015 Oregon ACDA summer workshop held July 8, 9, 10 summarized
Summary by Mary Kay Babcock Read more
Steve Peter shared these two songs with you:
One Bright and Sunny Morning Read more
Bim Bam Read more
Therees Hibbard's
session link to "Building Body-Voices" and her YouTube clips demonstrating "Building Body-Voices."
(Note: Therees will be the Oregon All-State Middle School Director for the Girls Choir in January, 2016!)

Other events for your consideration

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Need ACDA forms? Things like travel reimbursement, agreement for
services, W-9, Funds request form? FIND THEM HERE...>

Need OSAA forms and information? FIND IT HERE...>