Southern Division Conference

Dates: March 9-11, 2016
Location: Chattanooga, TN
More info at ACDA Southern Division Website

North Carolina Goes to Chattanooga
Andrew Roby, NC ACDA President Elect

ACDA's Southern Division Conference, Serve, Entrust, Transform, opens in Chattanooga, Tennessee on Wednesday, March 9, at 8:30 PM, with a celebration of the legacy of a Southern Division "favorite son." It will be worth your time to arrive for the Robert Shaw Centennial Sing, followed by the all-conference welcome reception. Concert sessions featuring 26 choirs, 35 interest sessions/symposia, and numerous reading sessions get underway on Thursday morning, March 11, and continue through Saturday afternoon.

North Carolina is well-represented among the choirs, conductors, and presenters. Here is a quick guide to when NC's contributions to the Conference will happen.

Duke Vespers Ensemble - Concert session, Mar 10, 1:30pm
Brian A. Schmidt, conductor
Durham, NC

Wingate University Singers - Concert session, Mar 11, 10:00am
Kenney Potter, conductor
Wingate, NC

Vocal Arts Ensemble of Durham - Concert session, Mar 11, 1:30pm
Rodney Wynkoop, conductor
Durham, NC

Getting Out of the Rut...Ideas for Introducing a New Song to Young Singers
Interest Session, Mar 11, 4:00pm
Tom Shelton, presenter (Tom serves on the faculty at Westminster Choir College, Ryder University, but is a NC native, a graduate of NC institutions, and a former Past President of NC ACDA). He is also directing the Southern Division Treble Honor Choir, whose concert will be presented on Saturday, March 12, at 10:30 AM.

Worshipful Singing: Roles of Choral Music in Worship
Interest Session, Mar 11, 4:00pm
Andrew Roby, presenter, NC ACDA President Elect

I look forward to seeing you in Chattanooga!

NC ACDA Fall Conference 2016

Dates: October 7-8, 2016
Location: TBA
Guest Clinician: Heather Buchanan