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 14-20, University of Wisconsin - Parkside
Headline conductors: Dr. Rhonda Fuelberth and Dr. Jo-Michael Scheibe
Registration deadline extended: April 15, 2019.
Click here to learn more.
Artistic and programmatic leadership for NextDirection comes from Wisconsin Choral Directors Association.


Virginia
July 23-26, Virginia Wesleyan University - Virginia Beach
Headline conductors: Dr. Shane Lynch and Dr. Lisa Billingham
Registration deadline: May 1, 2019.
Click here to learn more.


States Offering 2019 Scholarships

The following state chapters are offering scholarships for high school students to attend either of the two 2019 NextDirection events.

 State  No. of scholarships   Directions for applying 
 Arizona  2  Visit https://www.azacda.org/nextdirection/.
 Iowa  2  Visit https://www.iowachoral.org.
 Georgia  1  Contact Dr. Neal for application.
 Louisiana  2  To be announced.
 Maryland/DC  2  Contact the state chapter for application.
 Minnesota  2  Apply online with the state's FMC Scholarship Application site.
 Nevada  2  Contact the Nevada ACDA board.
 South Dakota  2  SD ACDA members will receive a letter from the president.
 Tennessee  4  Visit http://tnacda.org/nextdirection/.
 Virginia  2  Visit https://www.vaacda.org.
 Wisconsin  4  Contact Herb Berendsen for application.


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

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