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Congratulations to the members elected to serve 2013-2015 on the ICDA Executive Board:
President-Elect - Rick Gamble
Secretary - Robyn Ton
District 1 - David Arroyo
District 3 - Denise Gilliland
District 5 - Erica Colter
District 7 - Brian Samarzea
Thank you to all who were willing to run for an office!
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The American Choral Directors Association
(ACDA) is a non-profit music organization composed of over 18,000 choral musicians representing schools, colleges and universities, industry and institutional organizations, houses of worship, and community and professional choirs. The mission of the American Choral Directors Association is to inspire excellence in choral music through education, performance, composition, and advocacy.
ACDA is divided into seven geographic regions as well as into state chapters, each with its own conferences, newsletters, and programming. Residents of Indiana who join ACDA also become members of the Indiana chapter, the Indiana Choral Directors Association (ICDA). All Indiana members receive copies of Choral Journal
(the ACDA national magazine), Resound
(the Central Division newsletter) and Notations
(Indiana’s newsletter, printed three times a year).
Another part of ICDA's mission is to help its members to improve their skills, to meet new choral conductors, and to come together annually at a summer conference. The 2013 conference will feature headliner clinicians Edie Copley (University of Northern Arizona), Jody Kerchner (Oberlin Conservatory of Music), and Christopher Aspaas (St. Olaf College), as well as All-State Vocal Jazz Ensemble conductor Brad Rees. Register online here
2012 All-State Vocal Jazz
One of ICDA's primary functions is to promote high quality singing in the schools of the state, including through the Indiana All-State Honor Choir. This 250-voice SATB ensemble will perform under the direction of Pearl Shangkuan of Michigan's Calvin College at the state music professional development conference in Fort Wayne, January 24-25, 2014. Audition materials and information are available under the All-State Groups tab.
To join ACDA, simply print and complete the ACDA membership form and follow its mailing instructions or join via the ACDA web site (click the appropriate button below). For ICDA information, click on the Leadership tab on this web page and contact anyone listed there.