The following is archive information about the 2020 Central and North Central conference in March in Milwaukee:


Thank you for joining us in Milwaukee for the 2020 conference of stellar music-making, learning, and connecting with choral colleagues!

If you are eager to help your singers connect to one another in meaningful ways, to help them sound better, to sing with greater artistry, to better connect their musical “doing” with their musical thinking and feeling, and to value the role music plays in their lives and in the lives of our communities, then Joining Voices is for YOU! 

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Joining Voices is all about the process of making connections both within and between singers from various walks of life. All aspects of the conference are designed to help choral conductors/teachers increase the richness of their work with singers. We seek to represent the primary ACDA Repertoire and Resource areas—Youth, Collegiate, Lifelong, and Repertoire-Specific (Men’s, Women’s, Jazz, Ethnic, Contemporary/Commercial)—with a diverse, broad representation of performances and interest sessions that explore the potential for choral organizations and ensembles to create rich, rewarding, and meaningful connections between singers, audiences, and communities. We are particularly interested in highlighting ensembles and programs that represent underserved populations and/or diversities. Further, the conference will highlight innovative choral programming and practices. 

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Uihlein Hall at the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts 

Throughout the conference, you will not only hear inspiring performances (all in the incredible Marcus Center), but you will also learn from inspiring master clinicians, most of whom engage in choral music making within the Central and North Central Region’s elementary, secondary, and post-secondary schools and lead church and community choirs throughout the region. 

The conference begins on Wednesday, March 4th, with Immersion Day: a day focused on working with singers who have a variety of specific needs, with special emphasis on creating meaningful connections between singers with varying abilities. 

2020 Auditioned Performing Choirs

Congratulations to all of our accepted auditioned choirs! We look forward to hearing you in Milwaukee! Ankeny High School Concert Choir, Ankeny, IA Ben Walters, conductor Appleton Boychoir, Appleton, WI Kevin Meidl, conductor Ball State University Chamber Choir, Muncie, IN Andrew Crow, conductor Bexley High School Vocal Ensemble, Bexley, OH Amy Blosser, conductor College of...

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2020 Interest Sessions

Congratulations to our selected interest session presenters! Immersion Day A Year in the Life of the High Five ChoirVicki Murphy & Susan Vaughan, presenters High Five Choir is a group of students of all abilities coming together through music, building long-standing friendships, raising disability awareness, and serving as agents of change for our school, our...

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2020 Joining Voices–C/NC ACDA Conference Description

Joining Voices is all about the process of making connections both within and between singers from various walks of life. All aspects of the conference are designed to help choral conductors/teachers increase the richness of their work with singers. The conference will represent the primary ACDA Repertoire and Resource areas—Youth, Collegiate, Lifelong, and Repertoire-Specific (Men’s,...

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2020 Immersion Day

The conference begins on Wednesday, March 4th, with Immersion Day: a day focused on working with singers who have a variety of specific needs, with special emphasis on creating meaningful connections between singers with varying abilities. Immersion Day will include sessions that focus on the unique opportunities and challenges related to building singing communities whose...

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Honor Choir Information

This page contains information and shared files for singers participating in the 2020 C-NC Honor Choirs. Please complete the notarized medical form and attach it to your Opus Event registration.Notarized Medical Form A schedule for each Honor Choir can be found below. Please note that the start and end times of these schedules are firm...

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Exhibit at the 2020 Central/North Central Conference

Exhibitor Registration is open for online orders! Click here for details Deadline: Jan. 31, 2020 8ft x 10ft booth . . .. . . . . . . . . . . $495 Extra Badges . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $50 each (2 included

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2020 College & University Fair

All colleges and universities are invited to participate in the fair and reception on Friday, March 6 from 5:30pm-7:00pmin the Hilton Ballroom Reception Area. If you would like to reserve a booth at the fair, please complete the application form and send to Sindy Hail. The deadline to register is February 1, 2020.

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Planning Committee Members

Collegiate Rep Choir - Michael Guterriez Conference Program/App - Sam Fleming Reading Sessions Chair - Jonathan Busarow Exhibits - Sindy Hail, National ACDA Hospitality Chair - Christopher Owen Interest Session Chair - Alexa Doebele Performing Choirs Chair - Gabriela Hristova Presiders Chair - David Puderbaugh Registration Chair - Mary Evers Marcus Center Stage Liaison -...

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Call for Interest Sessions

Interest Session Applications are now closed. Deadline extended to July 10th, 5:00pm, CT. The ACDA Central and North Central Regions are now accepting applications for Interest Session Proposals for the 2020 Combined Central/North Central Regional Conference in Milwaukee, WI.  We seek to represent the primary ACDA Repertoire and Resource areas—Youth, Collegiate, Lifelong, and Repertoire-Specific (Men’s,...

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Call for Performing Choirs

Performing Choir Auditions are now closed. The ACDA Central and North Central Regions are now accepting applications for Performing Choirs for the 2020 Combined Central/North Central Regional Conference in Milwaukee, WI.  We seek to represent the primary ACDA Repertoire and Resource areas—Youth, Collegiate, Lifelong, and Repertoire-Specific (Men’s, Women’s, Jazz, Ethnic, Contemporary/Commercial)—with a diverse, broad representation...

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Conference Save the Date Flyer

Uihlein Hall-Marcus Center for the Performing Arts Visit Milwaukee

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2020 HONOR CHOIR / Joining Voices FESTIVAL CHOIR AUDITIONS/APPLICATION INFORMATION

JOINING VOICES FESTIVAL CHOIR (SATB, High School/Collegiate age)Dr. Anton Armstrong, conductor and Dr. Therees Hibbard, clinicianSt. Olaf College APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS-JOINING VOICES FESTIVAL CHOIR Joining Voices REVISED TIMELINEDECEMBER 2, 2019: Application deadline (must be submitted by 11:59 pm)DECEMBER 5: Notification of selectionDECEMBER 13: Participation confirmation (forms/participation fees due)DECEMBER 16, 2019: Festival choir music/info mailed to participantsMarch...

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