Mark Your Calenders Now for Pasadena 2016!

WDACDAlogoThe 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. Both performance venues, First United Methodist Church and the Gold Room in the Civic Auditorium, possess stunning acoustics. The three honor choirs, conducted by Francesco Núñez, Maria Guinand, and Judith Herrington, will perform in the grand Civic Auditorium.

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.

“The singing of VOCES8 is impeccable in its quality of tone and balance. They bring a new dimension to the word ‘ensemble’ with meticulous timing and tuning.” Gramophone (full bio)


ACDA is soliciting applications for stellar performances and engaging presentations at the 2016 conference in Pasadena: How can I keep from singing? Deadline: April 20, 2016. We are piloting an on-line application form for performances.

While ACDA is soliciting applications for any choral-related session, we are particularly interested in presentations that support our membership working in challenging situations, be they socio-economic, cultural, or age-related. Click here to apply to be a presenter. Please contact Bret Peppo with any problems using that form.


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