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Summer Conference

June 16-17, 2016
Spivey Hall
Clayton State University

Tenor 4. Welcome. Soprano Sing two times through. . Bass 2. Ev’ry Guest (from “The Southern Harmony”) Four part canon: 1. Welcome. Alto 3.

Registration opens (upstairs lobby of Spivey Hall) 9:30 Welcome and Introductions 9:45 Robert Shaw: Man of Many Voices 10:45 Coffee Break (sponsored by Steinway Piano Galleries) 11:15 Reading Session Children’s Choirs (Carol Reeves.m. Thursday. June 16 8:30 a. R&R chair) Community Choirs (Jon Arnold. Charlene Archibeque. for afternoon sessions.) .m. clinician: Quick Fixes For Common Choral Ailments 1:00 p. R&R chair) 12:00 Dr. Lunch Break (Conference moves to Music Education Bldg.

Archibeque. presenter Better Readers = Better Singers 4:45 Dr. conductor Georgia ACDA Treble Honor Chorus Dr. Melissa Arasi. Peter Steenblick.(Thursday schedule. clinician: Applying Brain Research To Choral Rehearsals 5:45 Dinner Break 8:15 Concert Evening Lifetime Singer Lifetime Learner Chorus Mr. Norman Mackenzie. conductor Atlanta Women’s Chorus Dr. conductor .) 2:30 Master Class (graduate students) Hyejung Jun (Emory) Will Nichols (Georgia State) Lee Wright (University of Georgia) 3:30 BREAK 3:45 Dr. Martha Shaw. con’t.

Stephen Brennfleck. conductor 4:15 Conference ends [Georgia ACDA Board meeting to follow.m.] . Archibeque. Friday. Registration opens 9:30 Dr. June 17 9:00 a. Archibeque. clinician: How Standing Positions Affect Singers 10:30 Conductors’ Chorus rehearsal 11:15 Break 11:30 Dr. presenter The Alexander Technique: A Guiding Principle for Conductors 12:30 Lunch Break 2:00 Master Class (emerging professionals) Emily Hobson Al Miller Brian Lustig 3:15 Break 3:30 Conductors’ Chorus Concert Dr.

GACDA Board President Bryan Black President-elect Drew Bowers President-elect designee Paul Neal Vice-president Amy Hughley Secretary JD Burnett Treasurer Ryan McKendrick At Large Deanna Joseph Membership Alison Mann Newsletter Jay Champion Webmaster Stephen Rotz GMEA Representative Wes Stoner Historian Charles Claiborne Past-president’s Council Tom Yackley Repertoire and Resource Chairs Boychoirs Timothy Wissler Children’s Choirs Carol Reeves College and University Choirs Michael Fuchs Community Choirs Jon Arnold Ethnic and Multicultural open Male Choirs David Morrow Middle School Choirs Suzanne Woodruff Music in Worship Ariel Merivil Senior High Choirs Scott Martin Two year Choirs Susan Roe Vocal Jazz Choirs Theresa Alexander Women’s Choirs Elise Eskew Sparks Youth and Student Activities Shannon Jeffreys GACDA Past-presidents 2013-2014 Amy Hughley 1995-1997 Kevin Hibbard 2011-2013 Mary Busman 1993-1995 Millie Turek 2009-2011 Alicia Walker 1991-1993 Roger Waters 2007-2009 Eric Nelson 1989-1991 Bill Caldwell 2005-2007 Stanley Roberts 1985-1989 Beth Brown Shugart 2003-2005 Tom Yackley 1985-1985 Michael Anderson 2001-2003 Kathy Wright 1982-1985 John Haberlen 2000-2001 Charles Claiborne 1979-1982 Jim Bohart 1999-2000 Susan Cotton 1977-1979 Ada Weaver 1997-1999 Norma Raybon 1974-1977 Hampton Kicklighter .

Archibeque has presented choir clinics and con- ductors’ workshops throughout the US. She was Headliner for the Na- tional Association of Church Musicians Convention in Los Angeles. . and presented a major ses- sion at the Western Division Convention of the ACDA in Reno. She was the recipient of the Howard Swan Award presented by Calif. as well as Australia. Eng- land. Archibeque conducted the Connecticut and South Carolina All- State Choirs. Dr. ACDA in 2008. San Diego State and the DMA at the Univer- sity of Colorado. of Michigan. Known as one of America’s top choral clinicians. A new DVD is in the works on Placement of Singers in Choirs. Archibeque has conducted and prepared over 150 major choral works with orchestras and chooses music from all historical periods. served on many panels. one of the Headliners for the ACDA Voices United conference at James Madison University in Virginia as well as for the Michigan ACDA Conference. Her degrees were earned at the Univ. Canada. and her choirs have per- formed at 25 state. Kennedy Center. Dr. she has conducted hundreds of honor choirs in 44 states and six provinces of Canada. One of America’s foremost choral conductors and teach- ers. judged the Golden State Choral Festival several times. Royal Albert Hall in London. Active in the American Choral Directors Association she has presented major interest sessions at national and divisional conventions. Known for her knowledge of the choral repertoire and performance practice of all styles. and the Berlin Philharmonic among many others. She was named Outstanding Alumna at the latter and was given both San Jose State’s highest honors: Outstanding Professor and President’s Scholar. Dr. In the past several years Dr. She regularly serves as Visiting Professor at various Universities and was on the campuses of both the University of Michigan and Michigan State in 2010 and at the University of Delaware and at the prestigious Westminster Choir College in spring 2012. and most of Europe. She currently serves on the Board of the American Beethoven Society. Charlene Archibeque returned to the SJSU cam- pus as Acting Director of Choral Activities for the academic year 2010-11. divisional and national conventions. Headlining Clinician Following 35 years as Director of Choral Activities at San Jose State University. is President of the Silicon Valley League of the San Francisco Symphony and is Editor of the Charlene Archibeque Choral Series with Santa Barbara Music Publishers. Her choirs completed sixteen concert tours to Australia. Archibeque helped put SJSU on the world map by winning seven international choral competitions with the famous SJSU Choraliers. Her most recent conducting assignments were Guest conductor for the California Bach Society in concerts of an all-Handel program with period instruments and Christmas Con- certs at the Santa Clara Mission with the Santa Clara Chorale and the Jubilate Orchestra. Mexico and throughout Europe and she has conducted in many of the major music halls including Carnegie Hall.

During his tenure the chorus has garnered several Grammy awards and made a critically acclaimed debut with the Berlin Philharmonic. He has prepared choruses for performance under Robert Spano. Donald Runnicles. and he was choral clinician for the first three annual workshops after Shaw’s passing as well as the twentieth anniversary workshop. con- ductor. James Conlon. the Robert Shaw Institute Summer Choral Festivals in France and the United States.” In his 14-year association with Shaw (1985-1999). Mackenzie made his debut as a pianist with the Philadelphia Orchestra at age 12. As Director of Choruses for the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra since 2000 and holder of its endowed Frannie and Bill Graves Chair. and as an organist at age 20. Mackenzie’s acclaimed Telarc recording of a cappella sacred music (featuring the Vaughan Williams Mass in G-Minor) represents the ASO Chamber Chorus’ first recording apart from the orchestra. John the Divine. Roberto Abbado. substituting for Shaw on short notice. Alan Gilbert. he has also been featured on National Public Radio’s “Performance Today” and Minnesota Public Radio’s “Pipedreams” broadcasts. A native of suburban Philadelphia. and Sir Neville Marriner. and the famed Shaw/Carnegie Hall Choral Workshops. John Nelson. conducts holiday concerts annually and works closely with ASO Music Director Robert Spano and commissioned- composers in the creation and premiere of new works. principal accompanist for the ASO Choruses. John Adams. and concert organist have brought him international recog- nition. Mr. he was musical assistant and accompanist for the Robert Shaw Chamber Singers. Yoel Levi. . and ultimately assistant choral conductor. Lifetime Singers Lifetime Learners Chorus Conductor Norman Mackenzie’s abilities as musical collaborator. Mackenzie also serves as Director of Music and Fine Arts for Atlanta’s Trinity Presbyterian Church. Charles Dutoit. In addition. Robert King. He holds degrees from the Univer- sity of the Arts in Philadelphia and Westminster Choir College. he was keyboardist for the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. Mackenzie has been hailed by The New York Times as Robert Shaw’s “designated successor. he was chosen to help carry forward the creative vision of legen- dary founding conductor Robert Shaw to a new generation of mu- sic lovers. Nicholas McGegan. At the ASO he prepares the Choruses for all concerts and recordings. A frequent recitalist and clinician for conventions of the American Guild of Organ- ists and the American Choral Directors Association. He made his New York recital debut at the Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church. and pursues an active recital and guest conducting schedule. Mr. In 1996 Mr. Mackenzie made his New York conducting debut in a concert sponsored by Carnegie Hall. In 1999 he was chosen by Shaw to prepare the Carnegie Hall Festival Chorus for Charles Dutoit. Bernard Labadie. leading the Robert Shaw Chamber Singers in a critically ac- claimed performance at the Cathedral of St.

Vienna. Arasi frequently conducts honor choirs and serves as a clinician and adjudicator in Georgia and in the Southeast. Arasi previously taught private voice. and Dance for the Cobb County School Dis- trict in Marietta. . Arasi was a member of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Chorus primarily under the di- rection of Robert Shaw for five seasons. GMEA. Choirs under her direction have performed at Carnegie Hall. She received her Educational Leadership Certification from The University of West Georgia. Dr. a Masters Degree in Music Education and a Ph. Georgia. Arasi received a Bachelors Degree in Music Education from Shorter College in Rome. elemen- tary general music as well as conducted children’s choirs in several Atlanta area churches. Atlanta Women’s Chorus Melissa Arasi serves as the Supervisor of Performing Arts: General/ Choral Music. she was the Choral Director and Fine Arts Department Chair at Walton High School in Cobb County for fourteen years. Prior to this supervisory role. Georgia.D. Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris. Arasi is a member of MENC. in Teaching and Learning in Mu- sic Education with a concentration in choral music and a cognate in leadership from Georgia State University. and ACDA and served as the ACDA Southern Division Women’s Choir R&S Chair for three terms. with her women’s choir receiving 2nd place in an international festival in Prague. and in Montreal. Venice. Arasi is the founding conductor of the Atlanta Women’s Chorus and previously served as Visiting Assistant Professor of Music at the Georgia Institute of Tech- nology Choral Program where she founded and conducted the Women’s Choir. Dr. Dr. Budapest. Quebec City. Rome. Theatre. Dr. Florence. Dr. Dr.

She holds a Bachelor of Music Education from Shorter College. regional. she earned a Master of Science in Music Education from the University of Tennessee. Dr. for the national conference of the Orff- Schulwerk Association. Because of the artistry and mature vocal sound exhibited by her choirs. Shaw has received numerous invita- tions as a clinician and guest conductor throughout the United States. and national conventions of the American Choral Directors Association. in Canada and in Korea. For thirteen years. the Spivey Hall Children’s Choir and Spivey Hall Tour Choir have been featured in performances for state. Dr. Treble Honor Chorus Conductor Martha Shaw is the founding director of the Spivey Hall Chil- dren’s Choir Program and Professor of Music and Director of Choral Activities at Reinhardt University in Waleska. Under her direction. Georgia. she was a music specialist for Atlanta’s Fulton County for 15 years. Shaw served on the faculty at Shorter University which honored her as the 2008 recipient of its President’s Award for Teaching and Scholarship. . Prior to her collegiate teaching. She also taught at the University of South Carolina. Studying with Donald Neuen. where she earned a Doctor of Musical Arts in Conducting with Larry Wyatt. and for the 2010 national conference of Chorus America.

he was the worship service organist for The International Church Music Festi- val (Bern. Dr. Jonathan represented the United States as a cultural ambassador to China in 2002. Crutchfield has accompanied conductors. Anton Armstrong. and John Dickson. 2010. and at the ACDA Southern Division in 2006. Helen Ramsaur. of Choral Activities. Stephen Cleobury. She holds membership in the American Choral Directors Association. and the late Powell Everhardt. He is a published composer. She has also appeared as a conductor at the Oregon Bach Festival with Helmuth Rilling. music theater and theory in the Atlanta City and Fulton County public schools for ten years. Lewis Convocations in Oxford and Cambridge. Mason ap- peared as a singer with Robert Shaw and the Atlanta Symphony Chorus and with the Memphis Vocal Arts Ensemble. The Motet Singers under Dr. Florida State University (MM in choral conducting performance). Crutchfield’s direction have performed at the Piccolo Spoleto Music Festival in Charleston (SC) and at the Friends of Music Artists Se- ries in Charlotte (NC). Mrs. He served as service organist and accompanist for the 2008 C. and Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (DMA in choral conducting). . Norman McKenzie. Coro Vocati. As an organist. With singers Jeff Price and Stephen King. Mrs. He has accompanied for choral conductors such as the late Robert Shaw. He served as service organist for the worship services at the National ACDA conventions in 1999 and 2007. regional and national honor and All-State Choruses as well as church choirs for over four decades. the US and in Can- ada. Honor Choir Accompanists Jonathan Crutchfield has received degrees from Southern Wesleyan University (BA in piano performance). England. GA as Organist/ Choirmaster. She has accompanied state. Mason has studied piano with the late Jay Fuller. Judy Kerlin Mason holds a Bachelor of Music Education from Shorter College and a Master of Music in choral conducting from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville where she studied with Donald Neuen and Anthony Palmer.S. Mrs. Switzerland). Mason taught choral music. He co-founded and directed the School of Fine Arts in Chattanooga (TN) from 1996-2002. and he serves as col- laborative keyboardist for the Atlanta based professional choral ensemble. Mu Phi Epsilon and Pi Kappa Lambda. singers. the late Sir David Willcocks. and 2016. Crutchfield has served four University music faculties as Director. or Adjunct Director. Dr. In 2001. Jonathan has played in Europe. He is a staff accompanist at Georgia State University. and instrumentalists throughout the USA and abroad. Jonathan currently serves Morningside Presbyterian Church in Atlanta. He has accompanied choirs performing at the divisional and national levels of The American Choral Directors Association’s (ACDA) conventions.

com . Jerry McCoy. and spent six years working in New York with the Louis August Jonas Foundation. Prior to coming to the gulf coast. Nevada. www. Steenblik made frequent solo appear- ances. and Pensacola Symphony Orchestra. Steenblik has served as the head of choral activities for the Utah Music Educators Association (2010-2012) and on the Utah ACDA board as R & S Chair for Men's Choruses. Utah Sym- phony. Women’s Chorus of Dallas. A former member of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. a scholarship-based leadership training program for inter- national youth. He was a fea- tured presenter at the 2012 ACDA Western Division Conference in Reno. Texas. Ballet West. His students have appeared in concert with the Pensacola Opera.petersteenblik. Interest Session Peter Steenblik is Director of Choral Activities at the University of West Florida and Chorus Master for the Pensacola Opera. he often provides music direction for community pro- ductions. he was Director of Choral Music at Jordan High School (Utah) for 10 years. where he completed a doctoral degree in choral conducting with Dr. He also holds a master’s degree in choral conducting and a bachelor’s degree in choral music education from the University of Utah. Additionally. he was the director of the Women's Chorus and Assistant to the Director of Choral Studies at the University of North Texas. and twice at the Utah ACDA Conference at Utah State University. With training in musical theater. Mormon Tabernacle Choir. He is an experienced handbell director and clinician. He served a two-year LDS mission to the Philippines and is the former music director at First Christian Church in Lewisville. a four-time assistant director for the Utah Ambassadors of Music European tour.

. Interest Session Steven Brennfleck is currently the conductor of the Ars Longa Ensemble based in Austin. he has collaborated with choralprograms at Montclair State University. the Westminster Chapel Choir.Rutgers University-Camden Singers. and the Butler Opera Center. Dr. the University of Texas at Austin. PA where he led the University’s three choral ensembles. RiderUniversity. He entered the Teacher Training Program at the AlexanderTechnique Moving Arts Center in Austin. the Princeton Day School. As a guest clinician and presenter. TX in 2013 and will receive his certification to teach the Technique in July 2016. he served as Director of Choral Activities and Liturgical Music at DeSales University in Center Valley. Brennfleck has been a student of the Alexander Technique since 2003. the UT Chamber Singers. where he was conductor of the Women’s Chorus and assistant conductor for the Choral Arts Society. Additional posts include positions with the Greater South Jersey Cho- rus. Prior to his studies in Texas. TX and maintains an active career as a pro- fessionalsinger. Temple University. San Jose State University. and theWestminster Conserva- tory Youth Chorale. Brennfleck received his terminal degree from the University of Texas at Austin. Dr. and Westminster Choir College. Montclair State University Chorale.



Dixon Michael Ozment Melanie Darby Executive & Artistic Director General Manager Education Manager Department of Arts and Sciences Department of Visual and Performing Arts. Kathy Wright Organizers for Honor Choirs: Carol Reeves. Clayton Sate University . Ariel Merivil. webmaster Ryan McKendrick. Division of Music Dr. Director of Choral Activities. Ariel Merivil (LSLL) Organizer for Conducting Master Classes: Dr. Acknowledgements Amber Loper.D. J. Pepper of Atlanta Stephen Rotz. Beth Everett Organizer for Interest Sessions: Dr. treasurer Conference Accompanists: Lynn Faglier. Burnett Georgia ACDA Board and R&R Chairs Spivey Hall Staff Samuel C. Mary Lou Swann (THC) / Jon Arnold. Michael Fuchs. J.W.