NextDirection Choral Leadership Conference

Were you that high school student who loved choir, who was able to draw others around you during break, but who didn't know that choir could possibly be a career for you? The NextDirection event is for those very students, and is aimed at opening up the world of choral education for them. Built on a program developed and honed by the Wisconsin Choral Directors Association, 2018, was the first time we offered the experience to students across the country.

Some states are offering one or more scholarships for which high school students can apply. Scroll to the bottom of this page for information.

Inspiring Choral Leadership - National Program
July 6-10, 2020, University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire
Headline conductor: Jefferson Johnson, University of Kentucky
Registration is now open through March 30, 2020.
Artistic and programmatic leadership for NextDirection comes from Wisconsin Choral Directors Association.

More on the national program, including registration information.

Download the flier.
Download the brochure.

July 28-31, 2020, Virginia Wesleyan University - Virginia Beach
Headline conductors: TBD
Registration will open in 2020.

States Offering Scholarships to the 2020 Events

The following state chapters are offering scholarships for high school students to attend NextDirection 2020.

 State  No. of scholarships   Directions for applying 
 Arizona    Visit the Arizona ACDA site for information to to apply (coming).
 Tennessee   4   Visit the Tennessee ACDA site for information and to apply. Application form due May 5, 2020.
 Wisconsin  4  Contact Derek Machan for application (national event only).

Is Your Chapter Interested in Learning about Hosting a NextDirection Event?

Click here to visit a Google Form with information and an application.