WDACDA Conference Conducting Workshops

This year Western ACDA is offering three different conducting workshops:
  • A Workshop for Undergraduate Students with Dr. Charlene Archibeque
  • A Workshop for New Teachers in the classroom for two years or less with Dr. Edith Copley
  • A Workshop for Conference Attendees with Dr. Jo-Michael Scheibe

Application requirements:

  1. Please complete this form. Uncompleted forms will not be considered
  2. All videos must be YouTube links. Please note that YouTube links need to be created and submitted through an anonymous account.
  3. Videos can include a live choir, chamber ensemble in a rehearsal or performance or virtual choir. Due to limitations as a result of the pandemic, the conducting of recordings will also be accepted at this time. All videos must include the front view of the conductor. *See below for more detailed info
  4. Application Deadline, October 31, 11:45pm
  5. For questions, please email 
  6. Successful candidates will be notified by the end of November, 2021

*Video Requirements

WACDA has not placed video restrictions this year as it has been such a challenge during the pandemic to work with an in person ensemble. It may appear less structured than past applications, however in the spirit of equality, and given that many of our WACDA states have different mandates and requirements, as a committee, we agree it is best to leave the video requirement open ended. The only expectation is the video is facing the conductor. The following submissions will be accepted:

  • Conducting a live ensemble in rehearsal or performance
  • Conducting a virtual choir
  • Conducting a recording 

If you have any questions regarding your video, please email