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FLACDA Announces Annual Conference 2016
November 4-5, 2016, Seminole State College, Lake Mary, FL
“The Choral Musician’s Right to the Right Repertoire”
Click this link for: FLACDA 2016 Schedule at a Glance
Please plan on attending our annual conference and begin booking accommodations now. We have continued to have numerous choir and interest session applications, and this conference promises to fulfill the mission of ACDA in supporting and edifying you, and in providing continued resources for your choral programs. The choirs selected by our blind, peer-review process for this conference are:
Sarasota Young Voices, conductor Genevieve Beauchamp
University of Central Florida Women’s Chorus, conductor Kelly Miller
Terrier Sound Combined Women’s Choir, conductor Minnie Orr
Martin County High School ‘Opus’, conductor Shane Thomas
Coral Reef High School Cuda Chorus Men, conductor Shanpatrick Davis
Highlighted Repertoire Sessions:
Sandy Hinkley will present: “Teaching Developmental Repertoire: A Hierarchy for Success”
Dr. Cherilyn Worthen, Utah Valley University, will present a two-part reading and interest
session on program development through repertoire.
Scott Leaman will present: “Robert Shaw, Man of Many Voices: A Film on the Music, Life, and
Legacy of Robert Shaw” (FLACDA is funding this rare screening of the full documentary previewed at Southern Division Conference, and a reading session on standard and lesser-known Parker/Shaw settings follows.
Peter Steenblik will present: “Putting the Research back in Programming,” a reading session on
expanding the search for the right repertoire.
The Friday Evening Concert features the Puccini Messa di Gloria performed by the choir and orchestra of the Bach Festival Society of Winter Park. They will also perform Spirit, a new composition by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Paul Moravec.
The High School Honor choir directed by Dr. Rick Bjella (Texas Tech Universtiy) and the Male Honor Choir conductd by Dr. Lon Beery (featured Alfred composer and Spry Middle School Teacher in NY) will certainly be a wonderful experience.
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