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Adjudication Workshop Training to be held November 19, 2016 at University of Portland - Registration and full info HERE
Letter from Adjudication Chair, Steve Peter, HERE
21 tips on choir performance for emerging music educators
by Georgina Philippson 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...>

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!

Other events for your consideration

You may send info on your event to your web/editor HERE

Put October 29 on your calendar now. It'll be inspiring. Here's a hint...Dan Davison, Anna Rikli, Aubrey Patterson, John Baker, Kathleen Hollingsworth, Justin Smith, Eric Foley, Terence Madlangbayan, and Richard Nance!

Middle Level Honor Choir - Dan Davison, Conductor
High School Beginning Sight Reading Session - Anna Rikli/Aubrey Patterson
High School/College Advanced Sight Reading Session - John Baker
High School Vocal Jazz Techniques - Kathleen Hollingsworth/Justin Smith
Choral Conductor's Session - Dr. Richard Nance, Conductor

Dr. Nance's session titles are:

  • Score Preparation and Marking---Keys to Success
  • Empowering Student Musicians

College Student Session - w/ Dr. Eric Foley/Terence Madlangbayan

Here's the full schedule (tentative) See it HERE

Be a part of the event by participating in the director's choir or by bringing your students to sing in one of these groups. (It's first come, first serve...and there are limits as noted below.) Application forms must be submitted online only. Click on one of these links for the form.

Directors' Choir (no limit) This is also your registration form for the workshop. Please fill it out online and submit as per directions on the form. Thank you.

High School Advanced Reading Choir (limit 90)

HIgh School Sight Reading Skills Choir (limit 50)

High School Jazz Choir (limit 20)

Middle School Leadership Honor Choir (limit 90)

Last year's Oregon ACDA summer workshop 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."




required music




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...>