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American Choral Directors Association

National Conference

 
You must be registered by Midnight February 1, 2017 to receive reading packets.
Registration February 2, 2017 - March 5, 2017 cost increase and NO reading packets.

***NO REGISTRATION AVAILABLE AFTER 11:5 9 PM CST MARCH 5, 2017***
Registration will re-open onsite March 7 - 11, 2017 Mezzanine Level of the Minneapolis Convention Center

ALL CONFERENCE ATTENDEES MUST BE MEMBERS OF, OR SPONSORED BY, AN AMERICAN CHORAL DIRECTORS ASSOCIATION MEMBER. NO REFUNDS

To check if your app is live, simply navigate to the Google Play Store on an Android Device, or the Apple Store on an iOS device and search for your app by ACDA 2017 National Conference.

Events

2017 Conference Schedule available in the March Choral Journal available on line now. (Click Here)
***schedule subject to change until March 12, 2017***

2017 Minneapolis Exhibit Hall Schematic
2017 Nat'l Conf. Exhibits & Advertising Info http://acda.org/page.asp?page=advertising
2017 National Conference Sponsorship Info http://acda.org/page.asp?page=sponsorships

Need assistance with mobility?

We do permit scooters/wheelchairs to go to the Hilton, Hyatt, and Millenium hotels that are rented in our building by gaining access through the skyway system. We do not permit the scooters or wheelchairs to be used outside. The best way for your member to reserve a scooter/wheelchair is through the Mobility Shop Website: www.themobilityshop.com.

People are able to rent scooters/wheelchairs on site; however, it is a first come/first serve approach. The best way to ensure the scooter/wheelchair is renting it through the website.

There’s some information on our website about an on-site provider we work with: http://www.minneapolis.org/min neapolis-convention-center/eve nt-planners/mcc-services/guest -services-security/

Another option that is located not too far from the MCC and Hyatt is: https://dahlmedicalsupply.com/

Applications and Guidelines

2017 STUDENT CHAPTER AWARD
Deadline January 20, 2017 (click here)

2017 POSTER SESSION APPLICATION
Deadline October 31, 2016 (click here)

2017 Graduate Conducting Competition (Guidelines)
Deadline October 31, 2016 (click here)

2017 Undergraduate Conducting Masterclass (Guidelines)
Deadline October 31, 2016 (click here)

2017 Brock Student Composition Competition - DEADLINE EXTENDED
Deadline November 1, 20216 (click here)

Performance Application Guidelines - CLOSED April 30, 2016
Call for Interest Sessions - CLOSED March 31, 2016


Honor Choir

Honor Choir Application (click here)
Honor Choir Information (click here)
Honor Choir Conductors (click here)

Honor Choir Audition Materials:

Children: "Sound the Trumpet" - Purcell (Printed Music) (Recording)
Junior High/Middle School: "Ave Verum Corpus" - Mozart (Printed Music) (Recording)
High School:"Veni Sancte Spiritus" - Mozart (Printed Music) (Recording)

Collegiate Honor Choir: This year's Collegiate Honor Chorus will be featured on the Unity Concert at the Minneapolis convention in 2017. In order to ensure that the choir has representatives from all 50 states, state ACDA presidents have been asked to nominate a quartet of singers to represent their state in the choir. Those nominated will be contacted directly.


Conference Hotels

Conference Hotels and Housing Information are available, click here!


Receptions and Reunions

Reception and Reunions: Contact Margie Camp, margiecamp@comcast.net . Once a room is assigned you will be provided catering contact information and link to menus for the selected venue. Reception/Reunion expenses are between you and the venue. ACDA currently has space in the Hilton and Minneapolis Convention Center. Thursday, 03/09 is typically Reception / Reunion night. Deadline to book room and make the conference program is December 15, 2016.

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Minneapolis Convention Center is one of the only convention centers in the country to have its own bar, Craft Bar and Lounge, and serves a rotating list of local brews on draught. The convention center also works with Kelbert Catering, which has received industry awards for its delectable desserts and culinary genius.

- Ramakrishnan, Meena. Culinary Guide to the Midwest


College Credit through VanderCook College of Music. CLICK HERE

How to obtain funding to attend a conference!

Sample Letter for a conference funding proposal!


ACDA Advocacy Statement
Whereas the human spirit is elevated to a broader understanding of itself through study and performance in the aesthetic arts; and
Whereas serious cutbacks in funding and support have steadily eroded state institutions and their programs throughout the country; Be it resolved that all citizens of the United States of America actively voice affirmative and collective support for necessary funding at the local, state, and national levels of education and government to ensure the survival of arts programs for this and future generations.


ALL CONFERENCE ATTENDEES MUST BE MEMBERS OF, OR SPONSORED BY, AN AMERICAN CHORAL DIRECTORS ASSOCIATION MEMBER.

---NO REFUNDS---