Applications open for Pasadena March 14-18, 2018!

Choral Performance Applications

wdacda logoThe application forms are now up and ready to go for choirs to apply/audition for performance slots on the 2018 Western Division Conference in Pasadena (March 14-17, 2018). We will be accepting applications through

This will take you to a log in page. Your login user name is your first name_last name (as ACDA has it listed) and your password is your ACDA membership number.

When you complete your login, you will go to our event page. Click the large font "Director Overview" on the top left hand side of the page and you will be taken to the page where you apply for the conference!

Click on "Add a new application" and you will be taken through five-step "Application Wizard" (just follow the directions and press "next" when you are done with each step!) - the final landing page of which is the page that will list all of the recordings, proposed program for the conference, printed programs, etc. that you will upload to the site to complete your application!

The deadline date and time for applications is FRIDAY, MAY 12!

Interest Session Applications

The Western Division of ACDA welcomes submissions for innovative, applicable and inspiring interest sessions for our 2018 conference. We encourage sessions of all types that address the diversity of our membership and that actively engage participants. A large number of students is regularly in attendance as are choral professionals representing all areas of education and performance. All topics will receive consideration and will be evaluated for scholarly content, variety, innovation, value, pedagogical strength, and relativity to current trends in the choral profession.

Registration and Travel Information
It is understood that ACDA will not assume financial responsibility for travel, food, lodging for presenters or interest session participants. This proposal implies that the presenter is prepared to travel and present at the conference if accepted.

Session Presenter Expectations
Presenters must be current members of ACDA, willing to grant ACDA rights to record their presentation, and allow ACDA to use such recordings to advance the mission of ACDA. Please note that all accepted presenters are expected to meet ALL posted dates and deadlines. We reserve the right to make adjustments to any session that does not meet deadlines.

Selection Process
Submit your session ideas along with headshots and bios by May 3, 2017 to Interest Session Chair Elizabeth Schauer at Each submission will be reviewed. You will be notified by July 1 regarding the status of your submission. Please submit no more than two proposals. If you are requesting to use a specific demonstration choir, that group must submit a performance audition application for consideration.

Equipment: With the exception of one microphone, all requests for additional audio visual equipment will be evaluated by the conference steering committee on an as-requested basis. AV equipment is limited. ACDA cannot assume costs for AV equipment for all proposals. Eligibility: Presenters must be current members of ACDA. It is understood that ACDA will not assume financial responsibility for travel, food, lodging for presenters or interest sessions participants. This proposal implies that the above-mentioned presenter is prepared to travel and perform at the accepted conference if accepted. Proposal may be submitted via email (please send a pdf) to and the deadline May 12, 2017.

Proposals should include the following:
  • Name of presenter
  • Presenter's professional position and work place
  • Phone number and email address of presenter
  • Biography of presenter not to exceed 125 words
  • Title of session
  • Session description of 100 words or less
  • Equipment needs including microphone, piano, chairs, stands, etc.
  • Technical equipment needs should be minimal if possible. Special circumstances may be considered.

Pasadena 2016 Files and Forms


Gred Amerind, Vocal Jazz Roundtable
John Tebay, 2-Year College Roundtable
Ken Abrahms, High School Roundtable
Molly Peters, Jr. High/Middle School Rountable
Hintze, Community Choir Roundtable

Many presenters for interest sessions have shared files here. Click on the presenter below to download the files.

Elizabeth Schauer, From the Judge's Chair
Noreen Green, Jewish Choral Music
Tobin Sparfeld, CPU Bach
Hintze, Choosing Your Path Wisely
Dean/Glenn, Singing Therapy, Eurhythmics
Gilbert, Choral Arranging
LACC, Developing Artistry for the Young Singer
Johannes Geyer, Space and Spirit: A journey through polychoral music
Summer is acoming - Schein, Pavane - Schutz, Alleluia (choirs 1-2) - Schutz, Alleluia (choirs 3-4) - Schutz, Alleluia (score) - Gibbs, Soon I will be Done - Mendelssohn, Hora est - Guami, L'Accorta


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Conference Registration

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