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 8 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 Monday, 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 Store
Note Closing Time
Black & Gold Ballroom
8:45 - 9:00AMReading Session 7:
Personal Pick Six for Middle Level/Junior High Choirs
Black & Gold BallroomAaron Schumacher,
Zumbrota-Mazeppa Public Schools
9:00 - 9:50AMTopic Session 8:
Words Matter
Black & Gold BallroomJo Ann Miller
North Dakota State University,
All-State SATB Choir guest conductor
9:50 - 10:40AMReading Session 8: SABBlack & Gold BallroomSheila Shusterich
Ordean East Middle School
R&R Chair for Middle Level Choirs
10:40 - 10:55AMBreak
10:55 - 11:05PMACDA-MN Breaking News
11:05 - 12:30PMDirectors’ Chorus Rehearsal #4Black & Gold BallroomBret Amundson
12:15 - 1:30PMLunchOn Your Own
1:35 - 2:25PMTopic Session 9:
Letting Voices Be Heard:
Partnering With Administrators to Promote and Market Your Choral Program
Black & Gold BallroomRandi Erlandson and
Rob Hahn
Prior Lake High School
2:45 - 4:15PMDirectors’ Chorus Rehearsal #5 and Stage CheckSkoglund Auditorium
4:30 - 5:00PMDirectors’ Chorus Concert for All State Choir StudentsSkoglund Auditorium
6:30 - 7:00PMACDA-MN Social Hour & ACE Award ReceptionKing's Dining Room
7:00 - 8:00PMAnnual Award and Recognition Banquet (included in registration fee)
King's Dining Room
Sponsored by
JW Pepper - Minnesota
8:00 - 9:00PMProgram: ACE Award Presentation &
Recognition of Outgoing Board Members
ACDA-MN State of the State Message
King's Dining RoomDiane Heaney
ACDA-MN State President
9:30PMAfterglowTanzenwald Brewing Company
Featuring ACDA-MN Beer Choir
103 North Water Street
Sponsored by
University of St. Thomas
Bob Rogers Tours