MOMENTUM IS GROWING!
Momentum is growing for the next Western Division Conference in Santa Barbara, California, February 19-22, 2014!
The conference steering committee is delighted to report receipt of a record number of applications from choirs desiring to perform at the Santa Barbara conference – a number unprecedented in recent years, as well as scores of applications to present interest sessions. This is exciting news indeed and suggests that we are in for an unforgettable Classic Conference on the American Riviera celebrating 50 years as the Western Division!
A Note from Cheryl Anderson
BOOK YOUR HOTEL ROOM TODAY!
Rooms can be booked now at the conference headquarters hotel, the beautiful beachfront Fess Parker Double Tree
, which will house interest sessions and exhibits.
Please contact the Fess Parker soon by calling the toll-free number 800-879-2929 and requesting the special group rate for the American Choral Directors Association
. Our excellent rate extends from Tuesday, 2/18/14, through Monday, 2/24/14. Come early or stay late and enjoy Santa Barbara’s outstanding weather, scenery, restaurants, and beaches.
OUR LIMITED BLOCK AT THIS HOTEL WILL FILL QUICKLY, SO PLEASE MAKE RESERVATIONS EARLY!
Sharing the Legacy
As my presidential term comes to a close, I would like to thank Western Division membership for their confidence in electing me to this position in 2009. In my first two years as your President-Elect... (continue reading)
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Honor Choir Update
Santa Barbara 2014 Honor Choir Flyer
By now you may know of our exciting plans for the 2014 Western Division Honor Choirs in Santa Barbara: Children’s
(treble) grades 4-6, conducted by Henry Leck;Junior High
(SATB) grades 7-9, conducted by Rollo Dilworth; and High School
Recruit or Get the Boot
As we continue to strive to educate our administrators and community to appreciate the arts and its significance in today’s technical world, we are still challenged with demands to sell our programs in order for them to survive...(continue reading)
What My Choir Kids Have Taught Me
There is a lot of teaching that takes place in the junior high choir room at my school in the inner city. I’d like to think that there is a lot of learning that takes place as well. Despite my hours of planning and the passion with which I approach my job...(continue reading)