We hope you enjoy the recordings and handouts from previous national webinars. When new events are scheduled, they are also posted on this page.
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Recent Webinar Recordings & Resources
Ramping Up for the Academic Year: A College/University Check-in – Aug. 8, 2022
This was a gathering of collegiate conductors and students as they ramp up for another academic year – what are needs/hopes/dreams and how can ACDA continue to, or better support them? Also discussed: the 2023 national conference, highlights of the Student Conducting Institute, student chapter resources, and Lodestar: The ACDA Mentoring Program.
Moderator: Caron Daley, Repertoire & Resources chair for College & University Choirs. Guest speakers: Ryan Beeken, R&R Student Activities co-chair for chapter development, Jennaya Robison, R&R Student Activities co-chair for programming, and Sundra Flansburg, ACDA Director of Membership & Communication.
Forging a Career Path: Versatility and Creativity in the Choral Profession – Mar. 28, 2022
This panel highlighted a range of career perspectives, demonstrating the depth and breadth of the choral profession. Panelists spotlighted skills and attitudes that have contributed to their career fulfillment.
Moderator: Caron Daley, Repertoire & Resources chair for College & University Choirs. Panelists: KellyAnn Nelson, Associate Director of Development, Chorus America; Susan LaBarr, Composer and Choral Editor with Walton Music; Anthony Arnold, Instrumental and Choral Educator, Miller Middle School; Ahmed Anzaldúa, Director and Founder, Border CrosSing.
Challenge Accepted: Advocating for the Choral Arts – Nov. 2, 2021
This panel discussion focused on the whys and hows of advocating for choral programs. Host: Emily Williams Burch, Chair of the ACDA Advocacy & Collaborations Committee. Panelists: Marty K. Smith & Russ Sperling.
Looking Forward: Inspiration for Revitalizing Elementary Choirs – Oct. 21, 2021
This webinar focused on ideas and inspiration for elementary choirs. Host: Jamila McWhirter, Chair of the ACDA Education & Communication Committee. Panelists: Maria A. Ellis & Franklin J. Willis.
Inspiration for Revitalizing Elementary Choirs handouts:
- Franklin J. Willis – Be the Light: Cultivating a Safe Space Through Music Selection
- Maria A. Ellis – Elementary Choir: The Remix
Lifelong Singing: The Aging Voice – Sep. 23, 2021
The Aging Voice Handouts and PowerPoint:
This webinar focused on the aging singing voice in choirs. Host: Terre Johnson, ACDA National R&R Chair for Lifelong Choirs. Panelists: Karen Brunssen, Michael O’Neal, and Matt Hill.
Looking Forward: Inspiration for Revitalizing Your Middle School and High School Choirs – Jun. 8, 2021
Looking Forward Handouts:
Ideas and resources for middle school and high school choral educators. Host: Dr. Jamila McWhirter, ACDA Education and Communication Committee chair. Panelists: Gretchen Grace Harrison, Chris Munce, and Vincent Oakes.
Church Music Re-enters Worship – Apr. 26, 2021
Co-hosted by ACDA and Church Music Institute
Presenters: Charlotte Kroeker, Terre Johnson, Zeb Highben, Tim Sharp, and Bryan Black.
Church Music Re-Enters Worship handouts and resources mentioned:
- Charlotte Kroeker: Liturgy for Pentecost
- Charlotte Kroeker: A Tour of CMI Online Libraries
- Zebulon Highben: Beyond Special Music
- Tim Sharp: Choral Journal Review of his book, by Philip Copeland
- ACDA Music in Worship Repertoire Page