Fall Workshop – 2019

You’ll come away rejuvenated by OR ACDA’s Fall Workshop at Pacific University, Forest Grove, Saturday October 26
Don’t miss it!

We leave the following information online for reference. Obviously, this workshop is now past history!
ACDA members – $50
Non-ACDA members – $60
College students – $10
Middle and High School Honor Choir participants – $30
The event starts at 9 a.m. and will be held in the Taylor-Meade Performing Arts Center, 2043 College Way, Forest Grove

 Be inspired and learn from Lynne Gackle                        

Lynne Gackle

Directors may spend the day in sessions with Lynne Gackle, the Director of Choral Activities at Baylor University and holds the Mary Jane Gibbs Professor of Music Chair. She conducts Baylor Bella VoceBaylor Concert Choir, teaches choral conducting, choral literature and serves as the Director of the Ensemble Division.

Recognized for her research on the female adolescent voice, Lynne is the author of Finding Ophelia’s Voice, Opening Ophelia’s Heart (Heritage) and is a contributing author for other books published by GIA, Oxford, and Hal Leonard/McGraw Hill.
Register HERE

Your advanced students will walk away with even greater skills!

John Baker

Advanced high school sight-reading students may sign up for a superb day with John Baker, one of the nation’s experts on the teaching of sight-singing.
Register HERE.

Ericka and Karen

Students new to the concepts of sight-singing will gain from this session!
Erika Lockwood and Karen Bohart present “Beginning Sight-Reading for High School Students.” You’ll be amazed at how fast your students pick up the fundamentals and gain confidence as music readers as these two master teachers work with your choir members!
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2019 ACDA Fall Workshop and Middle School Honor Choir Opportunity!

Becca Hollen

Start your year off with an incredible choral singing experience for your middle level singers! Participate in a day of exciting learning with extraordinary choral educator and singer from the Salem-Keizer School District: Becca Hollen

Becca has been working with middle school voices since 2010 and is currently the choir director at Whiteaker Middle School. Her choirs have performed at OMEA, ACDA and placed first at Best in the NW four years in a row. Becca will take your kids on a personal and educational journey that will include warm up and rehearsal techniques, musicianship/leadership development and the building of community through song. Her literature choices include- “Nine Hundred Miles” by Phillip E. Silva, and “I Wanna Be Ready” by Rosephayne Powell.

Registration will be at the low cost of $30.00 per singer and should be posted on the ACDA website along with details for the entire MS, HS singer and director opportunities soon. Your singer will receive a T-shirt, the songs listed above (to be rehearsed before arrival) and a part rehearsal track for all three songs.

This will be a wonderful day of inspirational singing and instruction. An experience they will remember for a life-time! The music and rehearsal tracks will be sent to you after receiving the registration form and complete payment by our workshop chair, Cinda Reeves-Snyder. The choir will be capped at 90 singers, SO REGISTER NOW! Please contact Cinda: reevesci@nclack.k12.or.us if you have questions.

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Oregon ACDA –Fall Workshop
Saturday, October 26th, 2019
Pacific University, Forest Grove, Oregon

Tentative schedule
8:30am            Registration:  Taylor-Meade Performing Arts Center
                           Pacific University:  Forest Grove, Oregon

                           Campus Map:  http://www.pacificu.edu/sites/default/files/documents/campusmap_4.pdf

Middle School Honor Choir- McCready Stage-Taylor Meade                            High School Beginning Sight Reading:  Marsh Hall Rm. 216                           High School Advanced Sight Reading:  Murdoch Auditorium                           Adult Conductor Session:                    Taylor-Meade Room 229
9:00am            All Student Sessions Begin

9:45                   Adult Director Session Begins

LunchWashburn University Center

11:30am-12:45pm    Director’s Brunch

11:50am-12:30pm    Middle School Brunch

12:15-1:00pm             HS Reading Group Brunch (both groups)

1-2:45pm        Afternoon work sessions

3:00pm            Workshop Concert! McCready Hall-Taylor-Meade

                           (tentative performance order)
                           3:00 Middle School Honor Choir- Becca Hollen, director
                           3:20 Pacific University Chamber Singers- Scott Tuomi, director
                           3:40 HS Sight Reading Choir- John Baker, director
                           4:00  Director’s choir- Lynn Gackle, director                          

4:20pm            Workshop Conclusion!