NC ACDA Fall Conference 2014

Dates: September 19-20, 2014
Location: UNC Charlotte <--please note change!
Guest Clinician: Dr. Eric Nelson

Eric Nelson is Director of Choral Studies at Emory University where he conducts the Concert Choir and the University Chorus. He also teaches graduate Choral Conducting, Methods and Literature. In addition, Dr. Nelson is the Artistic Director of the Atlanta Master Chorale, a professional chamber choir specializing in sacred a cappella repertoire, and the Minister of Music at the historic 2nd-Ponce de Leon Baptist Church in Atlanta.

He has conducted choirs throughout North America and Europe, including performances in London, Rome, Krakow, Berlin, Leipzig, Prague, Moscow, Washington, D.C., Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, and the Sydney Opera House. His choirs have appeared at six American Choral Directors Association conventions, including the Concert Choir's performance at Chicago's Orchestra Hall for the National Convention in 2011 and the Atlanta Master Chorale's performance in Winston-Salem for the Southern Regional Convention in 2012. His ensembles have been praised for their ability to combine a high level of technical precision with warmth of musical expression. This past June, his Atlanta Master Chorale was awarded the "Margaret Hillis Award for Choral Excellence" by Chorus America.

Dr. Nelson's compositions have been sung by choirs throughout the United States, including performances for the American Choral Director's Association, the Music Educators National Conference, the Association of Lutheran Church Musicians, the Presbyterian Association of Musicians, the American Guild of Organists, and for numerous churches, colleges and universities.

Dr. Nelson is past President of the Georgia chapter of the American Choral Directors Association, and is the recipient of a "Crystal Apple" award for excellence in teaching at Emory University and the "American Prize" in Choral Conducting. He holds degrees in voice and conducting from Houghton College, Westminster Choir College, and Indiana University.

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