Celebrating Western Region at ACDA National in Cincinnati
Congratulations to all the Western Region participants in the National ACDA Conference!
Zanaida Robles, Edna Yeh, John William Trotter, Sarai Hillman
HerVoice: Mentoring Emerging Women Choral Composers
Zanaida Stewart Robles, Will Chandler, Jefferson Johnson
Sleeping Choral Giant: Rediscovering the Music of Samuel Coleridge-Taylor
Gene Peterson, Jamila L. McWhirter, Mark Lawley, John T. McDonald, Robert Sinclair
Supportive Environment for the Next Generation of Choral Educators
Rob Dietz, J.D. Frizzell
Tone and Style: Using Pop Music to Build Better Singers
Matt Falker, Cedric Dent
Understanding the Unique Voice and Culture of the Gospel Musician
Iris S. Levine, featured conductor
Music in Worship Event: How Good and Pleasant: The Song of Belonging
The conference theme of belonging has guided this Music in Worship event toward a spacious, interfaith gathering driven by the common themes of loving God and loving our neighbor. Historic Plum Street Temple will ring with the voices of the Spivey Hall Children’s Choir under the direction of Martha Shaw and be joined by vigorous congregational singing conducted by Iris Levine. A new setting of Psalm 147 by Dan Forrest will also be performed with the composer at the piano.
Elizabeth Schauer serves as director of choral activities at the University of Arizona. An award-winning educator, Schauer conducts Symphonic Choir and Arizona Choir, and teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in conducting, literature and methods with a student-centered focus to an international population of learners. Choirs under her direction have been selected by audition and invited to perform on local, state and regional conferences of ACDA, NAfME, CMS, and AGO. She has presented at national, regional, and state ACDA conferences, Presbyterian Association of Musicians, CMS and NAfME. Schauer holds degrees from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservaory of Music, Westminster Choir College, and the Univeristy of Michigan.
This choir will present music of indigenous people and traditions including but not limited to areas of North America (Alaska, Canada, the Dakotas, Greenland, Hawaii)
Vocal Jazz Immersion Choir
Daniel Afonso, Composer
Jeffrey Derus, Composer