The American Choral Directors Association is currently accepting applications for the 2014 Raymond W. Brock Memorial Student Music Composition Contest. The award includes a cash prize of $1,000 and the prospect of having the work premiered during a divisional or national conference of the American Choral Directors Association. The application and guidelines for the Student Composition Competition Application are available online . The deadline for application is October 1, 2013
NAME THE ACDA LABEL
ACDA needs YOUR creativity to name the label.
The American Choral Directors Association has entered into an agreement with Naxos of America® for the development of a recording label devoted exclusively to choral music. There is just one thing missing; a name for the label. ACDA is staging an online contest to find an appropriate name. Open to ACDA members, each entry may include up to five potential names. The winning entry will receive a boxed set of the complete Bach cantatas, courtesy of Naxos. ACDA's "Name the Label" Contest runs through July 4.
ACDA BOARD MEETS IN OKC
The Board of Directors of the American Choral Directors Association met at the Association's national offices in Oklahoma City, June 6-8.
"Through the use of various media, our Board members are able to collaborate on an almost daily basis to advance the work of ACDA," said Tim Sharp, Executive Director. "Occasionally, though, it is still advantageous for us to work together in the same place for several days. This allows for detailed, focused discussions with successful outcomes. We are always happy to welcome the Board to Oklahoma City."
A FIRST IN THE COURTYARD
It's not quite what the architects had in mind when they
designed the place, but on the evening of May 11, the courtyard at the
center of the American Choral Directors Association building became the
site of a wedding. The happy couple had learned of the space when a
cousin on the staff of the Arts Council of Oklahoma City collaborated
with the ACDA education staff on a series of local arts projects.
ACDA facilities really are quite attractive, but few people know about
it because ours is not public building. We're probably one of the
best-kept secrets in downtown Oklahoma City," said Scott Dorsey. "Of
course, our staff serves a vast number of people nationally and
internationally every day. It's gratifying when we can be of service to
those in our local community."