Retired ACDA-MN members throughout the state are invited to travel to St. Olaf College to experience the best of Summer Dialogue in one day — Thursday, August 9 at no registration cost, compliments of ACDA-MN.  Follow all or part of the Thursday schedule at your own discretion.  Retired members may opt to purchase a ticket for the Thursday evening award banquet on the registration shopping cart.

Deadline to order and pay for your banquet meal is Sunday, July 15.


8:00 - 3:00PMRegistration / InformationValhalla Dining Room
8:00 - 8:45AMFREE Continental BreakfastValhalla Dining Room
Sponsored by
Group Travel Planners
8:00 - 2:00PMJW Pepper On-Site Retail StoreBlack & Gold Ballroom
8:45 - 9:00AMReading Session 7:
Personal Pick Six for Middle Level/Junior High Choirs
Black & Gold BallroomAaron VanDanacker
St. Michael-Albertville Middle School East
9:00 - 9:50AMTopic Session 7:
New and Innovative Practices: Programming/Community Engagement/Human Connections Cultivated Through Storytelling
Black & Gold BallroomKelley Sundin
All-State SATB guest conductor
9:50 - 10:40AMReading Session 8: SABBlack & Gold BallroomReid Larsen
Cottage Grove Middle School
Outgoing R&R Chair for Middle/Junior HS
10:40 - 10:55AMBreak
10:55 - 11:05PMACDA-MN Breaking News
11:05 - 12:15PMDirectors’ Chorus Rehearsal #4Black & Gold BallroomJudy Sagen
12:15 - 1:30PMLunchOn Your Own
1:35 - 2:25PMTopic Session 8:
Music & Movement & Tech, Oh, My! Creating a World Music Program For Your Students, By Your Students
Black & Gold BallroomBrandon Nordhues
Sartell High School
2:25 - 3:45PMDirectors’ Chorus Rehearsal #5 and Stage CheckBoe Memorial ChapelWear Your T-Shirts
4:00 - 4:30PMDirectors’ Chorus Concert for All State Choir StudentsBoe Memorial Chapel
6:30 - 7:00PMBanquet Social HourKing's Dining Room
7:00 - 8:00PMAnnual Award and Recognition Banquet (included in registration fee)
King's Dining Room
8:00 - 9:00PMBanquet Program:
Program: ACE Award Presentation &
Recognition of Outgoing Board Members
King's Dining Room
9:30PMAfterglowTanzenwald Brewing Company
Featuring ACDA-MN Beer Choir
Food Sponsored by
University of St. Thomas