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ACDA-MN Summer Dialogue 2017-06-16T00:47:08+00:00

Empowering Our Choirs

WELCOME

Elevating Our Personal Well-Being to Empower Our Choirs

I recently posted an article in StaroftheNorth.net referring to my appreciation for “Choir Director Repair and Maintenance”. We Minnesotans are very fortunate to have Summer Dialogue to fulfill that need for each of us. I invite you to join us this summer August 8-11, 2017 at St. John’s University for conversation, renewal, and growth.

This year’s Dialogue […]

DIRECTORS’ CHORUS

Andre Heywood

Guest Conductor

Artistic Director
St. John’s Boys’ Choir

Biography

DIRECTORS’ CHORUS REHEARSAL SCHEDULE

The Summer Dialogue Directors’ Chorus experience will be offered to all registrants as we have done since 1992. Rehearsals led by our distinguished guest conductor will be scheduled throughout the week culminating in a Thursday afternoon informal performance for the All State choir students.

REHEARSAL SCHEDULE:

Tuesday, August 8: 3:30 – 5:30 PM

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ALL STATE CONDUCTORS

SATB CHOIR

G. Phillip Shoultz III

SATB Choir

VocalEssence
Minneapolis, MN

Biography

Thursday, August 10: 9:00 – 9:50 AM

Creating Community through Choir

Exploring the transformative power of choir through pedagogy of community building as it relates to environment, rehearsing, programming, and performing.

TTBB CHOIR

Eugene Rogers

TTBB Choir

University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI

Biography

Wednesday, August 9: 9:00 – 9:50 AM

The Singing Conductor

An interactive session that will engage the participants in The Singing Conductor method.  How does one realize the score, the rehearsal process and the performance from a Singing Conductor’s perspective. An interactive session where the participants  engage in this process through various exercises and a sample rehearsal.  Examples of various […]

SSAA CHOIR

Bret Amundson

SSAA Choir

College of St. Scholastica
Duluth, MN

Biography

Friday August 11:  9:00 – 9:50 AM

Empowering Community through Performance

In a time when people are asking, “What can I do to help?”, choral collaborations are more important than ever. Bret Amundson will present the history of the collaborative “Still I Rise” concert and will provide insight into how the arts can enliven social justice efforts. […]