Dates for your calendar!

ORACDA’s summer event for 2020 will be ONLINE ONLY but well worth your time. REGISTER HERE. You will then receive access information enabling you to join the day’s events.

Greetings from President Scott Tuomi:
Hello, choral director colleague: We’ll find a way! Despite our current challenges, we are moving forward. I want to personally extend an invitation to you to participate in our first ever summer virtual Summer Choral Workshop on Tuesday, August 4th. No cost to you! We’ve got some great clinicians from around the country. Help us spread the word. I’m hoping to “see” you on August 4th. Have safe, healthy, happy, summer!

9-10:15am – Headliner #1 Rollo Dilworth – Community Engagement
10:30-11:45 Breakout Session 1
Breakout #1 – Geoffrey Boers: “Creating a Unified Ensemble One Voice at a Time”
Breakout #2 – Ethan Chessin: Creative Choir Alternatives
Breakout #3 – Deb Burgess & Roberta Jackson: Teaching Music Literacy  (K-8 & Youth Choirs) as a Virtual and/or Distanced Language
Breakout #4 – Moorea Dickason: Music Technology
Noon-1pm – Lunch Break
1:00-2:15pm – Headliner #2 Tesfa Wondemagegnehu – Social Justice Choir Movement
2:30-3:45 – Breakout Session 2
Breakout #1 – Carol Krueger: Interactive Music Literacy Games
Breakout #2 – Jamie Hillman: Building Confidence in Young Singers
Breakout #3 – Danielle Warner: This Works
Breakout #4 – Ethan Sperry: Virtual Choral Rehearsal Techniques
4:00-5:00pm – Happy Hour


This link is to a page about the 2019 OR ACDA fall conference. The event is now past history, but you may find need for this page as a reference HERE.

We leave the links below online. They’re related to the 2018 OR ACDA conference:

Takeaways from Steve Peter’s session can be found  at this link.
Steve Peter-Takeaways from Skill Building FCW 18

Steve Peter also supplied the following YouTube links for songs he used in his sessions on October 27:
One Bright and Sunny Morning – Rob Amchin

Sesere eeye – initial movement/steps tutorial

Sesere eeye – performance demonstration

Pass the Beat Around the Room – Australian Instructional video

I Am Slowly Going Crazy – Original song (clapping sequence added as song progresses…single clap on one; double clap on two..etc.)

Bring Me Little Water Sylvie – dozens of YouTube tutorials available

Take Me Coco, The Dopplers – clapping sequence begins at 2’40”, but the entire YouTube post is full of interesting rhythmic and stylistic features (7/4 opening’s my favorite)