The 2016 ACDA Western Division Conference will be held February 25-27 in stunning Pasadena, CA, home of the famed Tournament of Roses Parade. Centered around the convention center, concerts and sessions will be within easy walking distance of the Sheraton, Westin, and Hilton, and plentiful restaurants. The performance venue is the beautiful First United Methodist Church possessing stunning acoustics. The three honor choir will be conducted by Francesco Núñez, Maria Guinand, and Judith Herrington and perform in the Grand Civic Auditorium.
For a complete list of Interest Sessions and Presenters for the Pasadena Conference, please view or download here.
Headlining the 2016 WD ACDA conference in beautiful Pasadena will be famed composer Ola Gjeilo with the incredible choral ensemble Voces8. The British vocal ensemble VOCES8 is now established as one of the most versatile and best-loved singing groups in the world. Touring extensively throughout Europe, North America and Asia, the ensemble performs a repertory from Renaissance polyphony to contemporary commissions and arrangements. (full bio)
Conspirare is an internationally recognized, Grammy®-winning and six-time Grammy®- nominated professional choral organization now in its twenty-second season. Led by founder and Artistic Director Craig Hella Johnson, Conspirare includes two adult performing ensembles and an educational program. Our flagship ensemble Conspirare Company of Voices is a fully professional, Grammy®-winning chamber choir of extraordinarily talented singers from around the country. Company of Voices performs an annual concert series in Austin and other Texas communities, and also tours in the U.S. and abroad. (full bio)
Pacific Chorale is one of America's great choirs, delighting national and international audiences with exceptional choral performances since 1968. Under the inspired guidance of Artistic Director John Alexander, Pacific Chorale has infused an Old World art form with California's hallmark innovation and cultural independence. (full bio)
ROOMFUL OF TEETH
Roomful of Teeth is a GRAMMY-winning vocal project dedicated to mining the expressive potential of the human voice. Through study with masters from singing traditions the world over, the eight-voice ensemble continually expands its vocabulary of singing techniques and, by commissioning and creating new works, forges a repertoire without borders. (full bio)