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ACDA-MN Summer Dialogue 2018-04-23T11:23:00+00:00

The Great MN Choral Get-Together

WELCOME

The Great Minnesota Choral Get-Together

My first ACDA-MN Summer Dialogue was at St. Olaf College, and I was actually there as a section coach for the MMEA All-State Mixed Choir. I was 26 years old, and Anton Armstrong was conducting the choir. In the years that have followed, I have come to realize that Summer Dialogue is the place where ACDA members gather to share our hopes, ideas, and struggles.

I have grown […]

DIRECTORS’ CHORUS

Judy Sagen

Guest Conductor

Minnesota Valley
Women’s Chorale

Biography

DIRECTORS’ CHORUS REHEARSAL SCHEDULE

The Summer Dialogue Directors’ Chorus 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 public performance for the All-State choir students and staff.

REHEARSAL SCHEDULE:

Tuesday, August 7: 3:30 – 5:30 PM

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ALL STATE CONDUCTORS

SSAA CHOIR

Jennaya Robison

SSAA Choir

Luther College
Decorah IA

Biography

Friday August 10: 9:00 – 9:50 AM

“Them, their, and they” – the Changing World of the Treble Ensemble

This session focuses on the constantly changing demographic of the “women’s ensemble.” Many of our treble ensembles include singers who identify as gender non-binary, transgender, and gender fluid.  How do we program repertoire and relate to an ensemble we would typically think […]

TTBB CHOIR

Nicole Lamartine

TTBB Choir

University of Wyoming
Laramie WY

Biography

Wednesday, August 8: 9:00 – 9:50 AM

Meaningful Gesture for Meaningful Music

This session will explore how we find our most comfortable moving bodies as leaders of music in rehearsal and performance using Anatomy, Laban Movement Theory, Bartenieff Fundamentals, and Dynamic Body Balance.

SATB CHOIR

Kelley Sundin

SATB Choir

Chorakademie am Konzerthaus Dortmund
Dortmund Germany

Biography

Thursday, August 9: 9:00 – 9:50 AM

New and Innovative Practices:
Programming/Community Engagement/Human Connections cultivated through Storytelling

This presentation will provide methods to connect with students and the community to create compelling concert experiences. The presentation will include a survey of multicultural choral music and resources for educators, as well as tools to think outside the box to […]