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Carolina Caroler

An official publication of the North Carolina Chapter
of the American Choral Directors Association

President’s 2-3

October 10 - 11 New Executive

UNC - Greensboro School of Music
Guest Clinician ~ Dr. Sandra Snow Southern

Featuring the second annual
High School
Guest Conductor & Clinician ~
Dr. Jonathan Reed
National 7

NC ACDA SR. HIGH Treasurer’s

State Conference 9 - 10
January 23 - 24, 2009 Preview
Greensboro Coliseum & War Memorial Auditorium
Dr. Welborn Young, Conductor Membership

ACDA Directories
NC ACDA Specially 3

March 4 - 7, 2009
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Oklahoma Volume 9, Issue 3

Summer 2008
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NC ACDA Officers
President’s Message
2007-2009 Daniel Bara, NC ACDA President
Daniel J. Bara Dear musicians, colleagues, and friends,
School of Music
East Carolina University I am writing from my favorite Starbucks in the great town of
Greenville, NC 27858 Greenville, NC and my university semester is coming to a
252.328.6243 close. Our final concerts have been sung, the music has been collected, the grades are going into the grade books,
and I’m sitting here hoping I’ve done well by my students.
Past President Have I chosen repertoire wisely this year? Has the music been of excellent quality
Tom Shelton
and representative of the finest of its genre? Have I taught concepts and principles
Kernersville Middle School
110 Brown Road that these students can apply in their own music-making and in future choral
Kernersville, NC 27284 ensembles, or have I just given directions that have addressed only the immediate
336.996.5566 quick fix? Have we taken the time to savor and appreciate the process of music- preparation as much as the adrenaline-rush of performance? Have I placed the needs
of the music and the singers above my own ego? Have I helped develop a standard
President-Elect of artistry and musicianship for the singers and the choir that encourages honest self-
Ginger Wyrick
Queens University of evaluation even after the apparent absolution that applause brings? In short, have I
Charlotte been a good teacher?
1900 Selwyn Avenue
Charlotte, NC 28274 These are tough questions, no doubt, but they are important questions for all of us when
704.337.2269 we finally get a minute to reflect on our experience. In this business, it seems that honest self-reflection is prelude to and preparation for the next lesson plan, and even
the next academic year. And so, as I’ve mentioned before, I look forward to the
Secretary months of May and June as my self-evaluation and day-dreaming months. While my
Gwen Hall
Southwest Randolph
honest self-evaluation may bring about a degree of regret, the optimist in me knows
High School that I, like all of us human beings, have the nearly infinite potential to learn and get
1641 Hopewell Friends Road better. So, yes, I am excited about next year already: excited about the prospect of
Asheboro, NC 27205 being a new and improved version of myself. And I have some time this summer to
336.381.7747 plot my curriculum and methods for becoming this better teacher.
I hope that each of you can take some time savor and reflect honestly on your successes
Treasurer and triumphs from this past year, and also to evaluate and reinvent yourselves as you
Jeffrey Ward
East Carolina University
see fit. Hopefully NC ACDA and other resources can be of help.
A.J. Fletcher Music Center I am very much looking forward to our fall conference on October 10-11, 2008. Ginger
Greenville, NC 27858
Wyrick, ACDA President-Elect, and fall conference coordinator has been busy planning and will offer an overview of the conference later in this newsletter. ACDA
Board Members will gather for a Conference Planning Meeting on Saturday, June
Membership Chair 28th.
Tom Shelton
Kernersville Middle School (Continued on page 3)
110 Brown Road
Kernersville, NC 27284

Newsletter Editor
Anne M. Saxon
4105 Sewanee Drive
Winston-Salem, NC 27106
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President’ s Message
NC ACDA Specially
(Continued from page 2) Appointed Officers

At the Southern Division ACDA Leadership meetings that took place at the Southern Ace Mentoring/Auditions
Division Convention in Louisville, KY in March, ACDA board members from all of Sam Doyle
the states in the Southern Division learned about a disturbing trend of membership 1702 Westridge Road
attrition that is taking place nation-wide. Of particular concern was the waning Greensboro, NC 27410
number of student members. While North Carolina was the only state in the 336.282.0549
Southern Division that has grown in membership in recent years, we must still work
hard to evaluate our offerings and appeal for our current members, as well as
Conference Exhibits/
identify initiatives and offerings that will attract new members. Our Male Vocal Reading Sessions
Arts Symposium at the Fall Conference is one such initiative that may continue to Larry Speakman
attract new members, and the new ACDA membership requirement for teachers Concert Singers of Cary
sponsoring students in the SSA All-State Choir may also lead to increased P.O. Box 1921
members. Nonetheless, we must continue to find ways to meet the needs of all areas Cary, NC 27512-1921
within the ACDA umbrella. Your suggestions and ideas are always welcome. 919.678.1009
Finally, I’d like to congratulate the North Carolina choirs and clinicians that were
featured at the Southern Division ACDA Convention. I was so proud to be from Conference Site Host
Welborn E. Young (Bill)
NC when the Charlotte Children’s Choir (Sandy Holland) and the Vocal Arts UNC-Greensboro
Ensemble of Durham (Rodney Wynkoop) received their ovations, and was similarly School of Music
thrilled at the huge turnout for Bill Young’s session on achieving choral blend with P.O. Box 26167
amateur singers. We have much to be thankful for and proud of within our state, and Greensboro, NC 27402
I am humbled to be in the company of so many dedicated and talented teachers and 336.334.5428

Enjoy your summer months! I look forward to seeing you all at the Fall Conference in Historian
October. Anne Coltrane
Warm regards, 6001 Knightbridge Court
Kernersville, NC 27284
Dan 336.993.3217

Lara Hoggard
Award Chair
May 1, 2008 ACDA officially welcomed Dr. Tim Sharp Sam Doyle
as the new Executive Director. Dr. Sharp outlined four (see Ace Mentoring info listed
visions for ACDA in the Twenty-First Century in the April above)
2008 issue of Choral Journal:
SSA All-State Coordinator
•I envision a twenty-first century ACDA that establishes Amy W. Daw
the opportunity for every child in the United States to sing Northern High School
in a choir. 117 Tom Wilkinson Road
Durham, NC 27712
•I envision a twenty-first century ACDA that becomes fully 919.560.3956 x8
engaged in world choral initiatives.

•I envision a twenty-first century ACDA that utilizes the Technology Chair
full extent of technological communication and other tech- Webmaster
New ACDA nologies for the benefit of our membership. Bert Fox
Lufkin Road Middle School
Executive Director •I envision a twenty-first century ACDA that sets the 1002 Lufkin Road
research and publication agenda for the best thinking, past Cary, NC 27539
Dr. Tim Sharp and present, in choral music. 919.387.4465
A pod cast with Dr. Sharp is on the ACDA website at:
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2008 Southern Division Convention
NC ACDA Louisville, Kentucky
R&S Chairs North Carolina Representation
Bill Allred Interest Session:
1009 Bridgewater Drive
Burlington, NC 27217 Choral Blend Strategies for
Choral Ensembles
Children’s Choirs of Volunteer or Inexperienced Singers
Heather Potter
2005 Scott Avenue
Charlotte NC 28203 Dr. Welborn E. Young
Welborn E. Young is director of choral activities and associate professor of music
College/University Choirs UNC-Greensboro, where he was the recipient of the 2007 Outstanding Teacher of
Welborn E. Young (Bill)
UNC-Greensboro the Year award. He directs the University Chamber Singers and teaches graduate
School of Music conducting and graduate seminars in choral repertoire. Young is also director of
P.O. Box 26167 the professional vocal ensemble, Bel Canto Company, which has been featured
Greensboro, NC 27402
twice on the National Public Radio Program Performance Today. Young has served as conductor of the Choral Society of Greensboro. He holds a DMA in
Choral Conducting from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a
Community Choirs master’s degree from Middle Tennessee State University.
Larry Speakman
The Concert Singers of Cary
PO Box 1921
Cary, NC 27512

Ethnic and Multicultural
Jacqueline P. Robinson
Hunter Huss High School
1518 Edgefield Avenue
Gastonia, NC 28052

Jazz Choirs
Stephen A. Futrell Vocal Arts Ensemble of Durham
Elon University
2800 Campus Box Dr. Rodney Wynkoop, Director
Elon, NC 27244
336.278.5681 The Vocal Arts Ensemble of Durham was founded in 1996 by Rodney Wynkoop to provide superior choral performance opportunities for outstanding singers in
Junior High/Middle School
North Carolina’s Triangle region. Its 32 members are selected mainly from
Choirs among musicians who have sung in other choral groups under Dr. Wynkoop’s
Susan Townsend direction. In their professional lives, these singers are engaged in a variety of
4236 Huntsville Road occupations. VAE’s mostly a cappella repertoire ranges from the Renaissance
Fayetteville, NC 28314
to the present. In addition to presenting its own concerts, VAE has performed regularly as part of Duke University’s Summer Festival of the Arts. The choir
also has performed with Durham’s Mallarmé Chamber Players, on the C-FM
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NC ACDA R&S Chairs
Composers-in-Context Series, and at Hinshaw Music’s annual Celebration.
Male Choirs
Their first CD recording, entitled My Spirit Sang All Day, was released in Jason Thompson
2004 on the Arsis label ( VAE was greatly honored by P.O. Box 1861
being one of the choirs chosen to perform at the national convention of the Blowing Rock, NC 28605
American Choral Director’s Association, in February 2005 in Los Angeles.
The choir has previously been chosen to perform at ACDA Southern
Division Conventions in 2000 Orlando) and 2004 (Nashville), and has Music & Worship
appeared at the NC-ACDA Fall Conference in Greensboro in 2002. Vacant

Senior High School Choirs
Jocelyn Thompson
RODNEY WYNKOOP, founder and West Charlotte Sr. HS
director of the Vocal Arts Ensemble 2219 Senior Drive
Charlotte, NC 28216
of Durham, is also Director of
University Choral Music and Jocleyn.Thompson@
Director of Chapel Music at Duke
University. He conducts the Duke
Two-Year College Choirs
University Chorale and its 24-voice Vacant
Chamber Choir as well as the Duke
Chapel Choir and its smaller Schola Women’s Choirs
Deseriée Davis-Omburo
Cantorum. He teaches choral East Chapel Hill High School
conducting in the Music Department, 500 Weaver Dairy Road
and holds the title of Professor of the Practice of Music. Chapel Hill, NC 27514
In addition to his choirs at Duke, Dr. Wynkoop is Conductor of the 150-voice
Choral Society of Durham and its 32-voice Chamber Choir. Besides VAE, Youth & Student Activities
two of his other choirs--the Choral Society of Durham and the Duke Chapel Brett Nolker
Choir--have performed at Southern Division ACDA Conventions. He has led UNCG School of Music
choral conducting workshops in various parts of the U.S., and has served as PO Box 26167
Greensboro, NC 27402
resident guest conductor of a professional civic chorus in Belo Horizonte, 336.334.3642
Brazil. He has gained critical acclaim for artistic excellence and innovative
programming, and is a past winner of the Lara Hoggard Award for
Distinguished Service in Choral Music by the North Carolina ACDA. Choirs
under his direction have released numerous CD recordings, including two
commercial recordings on the Arsis/E.C. Schirmer label. International
Dr. Wynkoop’s choirs have toured extensively in the U.S. and internationally to Archives
many continents. In 2006 he conducted singers from all of his choirs in a The Archives is a collection
Carnegie Hall, and will conduct as part of the International Haydn of materials that includes
Festival in 2009. the history and records of
ACDA, and is part of the
Dr. Wynkoop earned his doctoral degree in choral conducting at the Yale School National Headquarters
Building in Oklahoma City,
of Music. A student of Robert Fountain, he received a master’s degree from Oklahoma.
the University of Wisconsin and a bachelor’s degree in music from Yale CONTACT:
University. Before coming to Duke in 1984, he held conducting positions at Christina Prucha, Archivist
the University of Chicago, Yale School of Music/Institute of Sacred Music, P.O. Box 2720, Oklahoma
City, OK 73101-2720
and Mount Holyoke College. He lives in Durham, North Carolina, with his Telephone:
wife, Leigh, and their twin boys, Andrew and Paul. OKC: (405) 232-8161
Lawton: (580) 355-8161
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2008 Southern Division Convention: Louisville, Kentucky
Charlotte Children’s Choir (Continued from Page 5)


Whereas the human
spirit is elevated
to a broader
understanding of
itself through study
and performance in Charlotte Children’s Choir
the aesthetic arts; and
Sandy Holland, Artistic Director
The Charlotte Children’s Choir serves children between the ages of 8 - 18 by
Whereas serious providing the highest level of artistic excellence in choral music. With 250
cutbacks in funding children in 7 ensembles, the choir represents nine counties, two states, and over 100
public and private schools.
and support have
steadily eroded arts The Concert Choir has enjoyed unique and exceptional performance opportunities with
institutions and their the Charlotte Symphony, Opera Carolina, and Carolina Voices, has appeared with
programs throughout the American Boychoir, on an A&E television special with Judy Collins, and with
our country, the Grammy Award winning Canadian Brass. The Choir has also appeared at state,
regional, and national conferences including a North Central MEA Conference,
ACDA Southern Division Convention, the AOSA Conference and at the 2006
National Conference of OAKE. The Concert Choir appeared this past season on
Be it resolved that National Public Radio’s From the Top, a program featuring America’s most
all citizens of the talented young musicians.
United States
Sandy R. Holland is the artistic director of the Charlotte
actively voice their
Children’s Choir. Holland received her BM from Pfeiffer
affirmative and College and MM from Indiana University, where she served
collective support for as assistant conductor of the University Children’s Choir.
necessary funding at She was recently selected as a Choral America Masterclass
the local, state, and Conducting Fellow. Holland is the founding director of the
national levels of “Children’s Celebration in Song,” and co-founder of the
education and Annual Piedmont Invitational Children’s Choir Festival for
government, to ensure children’s choirs across the state of North Carolina. She has
the survival of arts conducted all-state choruses, workshops, and clinics in
programs for this and twelve states.
future generations. Holland is a member of OAKE, AOSA, Chorus America, and ACDA. She is
certified in Orff-Schulwerk and received the Artist Teacher Diploma from the
Choral Music Experience Institute with Doreen Rao. She has served as the ACDA
Southern Division R&S Chair for Children’s Choirs, and was the 2008 Chair of the
ACDA Southern Division Honor’s Choir, in addition to conducting her choir during
the convention.
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S r. H i g h Wo m e n’ s A l l - S t a t e C h o r u s
Amy Daw, All-State Coordinator

The 2008 Women's All State Choir gave a fabulous
performance under the direction of Dr. Rollo Dilworth!
Students and choral directors were definitely inspired by his
teaching and the sound he was able to achieve from the
Women's Choir. The concert itself was very uplifting! I'm sure these
ladies will never forget the experience. I would like to thank all who
hosted zone rehearsals and the many directors who volunteered at the
actual All State event.
Our conductor for 2009 is North Carolina’s own Welborn Young of UNC-
Greensboro. Dr. Young’s bio is listed on page 4, and a list of the repertoire will be included in the
summer edition of the newsletter. I hope you can join us!

REMINDER: In 2009 choral directors who send students
to this event must be a member of NC-ACDA in order to
have students participate in the Women's Choir.

ACDA National Convention
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
March 4 - 7, 2009

Details of convention registration will become available Fall 2008. Informational mailings
are mailed to all current members of ACDA and included in issues of Choral Journal. Make
sure your membership is current to ensure you receive this information directly!

Honor Choirs Scheduled for the 2009 ACDA National Convention:
• Junior High/Middle School Honor Choir
• Senior High School Honor Choir
• College and University Honor Choir
Detailed information and all audition forms will appear in the July, August, and September
issues of the Choral Journal and will be posted on the website at that time:

Oklahoma City Information:
Downtown Oklahoma:
City Convention and Visitor’s Bureau:
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NC ACDA Treasurer’s Report: May 1, 2008
Jeffrey Ward, NC ACDA Treasurer

Income Expenses
Newsletter Advertising (4120) $300.00 Newsletter Printing (4223.1) $1,936.63
Newsletter Postage (4223.2) $336.46
Southern Division Allotment (4148) $4,646.25
Board Meetings (4225) $250.00
Fall Conference Registration (4130) $9,490.00
Officer Travel (4226) $500.00
Fall Conference Underwriters (4135.1) $1,300.00
Office Supplies (4284) $35.27
MVAS Registration & Lunches (4130) $3,090.00 Postage (4285) $8.20
SSA All-State Registration (4130) $4,282.00 Printing & Duplicating (4287) $37.35
NCMEA Luncheon Tickets (4149.1) $190.00 Awards (4298) $157.93

Board Meetings (4225) $100.00 Website (4299.1) $39.80
NCMEA Luncheon Tickets (4299.2) $190.00
TOTAL INCOME $23,398.25
Fall Conference Registration (4130) $76.00
Fall Conference Clinician (4233.2) $1,500.00

Listening Fall Conference Reception (4232.4) $3,639.39
Fall Conference Clinician Food/Travel $587.50
‘Tis you that are the music, not your song. (4233.3)
The song is but a door, which, o’pning wide, Fall Conference Badges & Ribbons (4235.1) $219.27
Lets forth the pent-up melody inside.
Fall Conference Pre-registration Brochures/ $862.93
Your spirit’s harmony,
Postage (4236.1)
which clear and strong sings but of you.
Fall Conference Printing (4236.3) $319.11
Throughout your whole life long Fall Conference Music (4237.5) $954.00
Your songs, your thoughts, Your doings, MVAS Clinician (4233.2) $1,000.00
each divide this perfect beauty,
MVAS Clinician Expenses (4233.3) $747.82
Waves within a tide,
Or single notes amid a glorious throng. MVAS Lunches (4232.4) $1,054.00
The song of earth has many diff’rent chords; MVAS Badges & Ribbons (4235.1) $57.79
Yet always ocean. MVAS Printing (4236.3) $87.50
So is this one music, MVAS Accompanist (4237.1) $803.28
with a thousand cadences.
SSA All-State Clinician (4233.2) $1,000.00
‘Tis you that are the music, not your song. SSA All-State Clinician Expenses (4233.3) $521.74
The song is but a door, which, o’pning wide, SSA All-State Accompanist (4237.1) $500.00
Lets forth the pent-up melody inside.
SSA All-State Instrumentalist (4237.1) $100.00
Your spirit’s harmony,
Which clear and strong sings but of you. SSA All-State Expenses to NCMEA $1,692.56
by Amy Lowell, from
A Dome of Many-Coloured Glass
Operating Profit $4,183.72
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2008 State Convention Over vie w
Ginger Wyrick, NC ACDA President-Elect

Our fall conference is shaping up to be an
exciting event. Meeting at the UNCG School of
Music feels like home where we will gather
October 10-11. Dr. Sandra Snow of Michigan State University
(and a UNCG alumna) will be our guest clinician. Her session
topics include:
1. Celebrating Voiceprints: Timbre and Standing Order
A voiceprint is the unique combination of vocal timbre and
personal expression. Encouraging singers to use their full
Cantibile Singers, the Advanced
instrument in the choral setting requires careful attention to Choir of the Greensboro Youth
positioning within the ensemble. This session will emphasize the Chorus, will be the demonstration
importance of individual timbre and the need to accommodate choir for Dr. Snow. Ann Doyle is the
varying color instruments in the choral context. Artistic Director.
2. Sound Tapestries:
Developing a Color Spectrum in High School Women’s Voices
Developing women’s voices can achieve a wide variety of color produced in a healthy and sustainable manner. The
demonstration choir will illustrate how this may be accomplished through outstanding repertoire and focus on building
3. Singing with Intention: How Basic Principles of Articulation and Diction give Life to Choral Tone.
Articulation and diction often take a back seat to the development of a beautiful sound. The demonstration choir will
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illustrate how intentional focus and deliberate choices regarding articulation result in a vital, defined, and well-
crafted choral performance. We are honored to welcome Ann Doyle and the Greensboro Youth Chorus
Cantabile Singers as our demonstration choir. For more information visit the GYC website at

Don't miss the Friday afternoon session by Dr. Ellen
Markus on vocal health. Ellen Markus, MA (Speech
Pathology), DMA, and Singing Voice Specialist, is
part of the UNC Voice Center Team of voice care
professionals. The session will include discussions
• Basics of Laryngeal Anatomy and
Physiology (what's unique about your
vocal folds)
• Basic acoustics of the vocal
• Signs and Symptoms of a voice
• Common laryngeal diagnoses seen
in the singer population
•Medications and the vocal
instrument (what you should know
about side effects)
•Behaviors that result in vocal fold
•How to prevent injury
•Why seek out a "voice care team?

You will also enjoy the perennial favorite reading September 12. You may contact the Marriott at
sessions by R&S Chairs. We have moved the 336.379.8000. Book early! Housing appears to be
‘Meet the Clinician Reception’ to UNCG! tight in Greensboro area hotels as A&T State
following our last session on Friday, join your University celebrates their homecoming that
ACDA colleagues for conversation and same weekend.
hors d’oeuvres within steps of the recital hall. We
hope that you will enjoy our time together before Watch your mailbox this summer for registration
information. Invite someone new to attend
departing for evening activities.
conference. We look forward to seeing you all in
The Greensboro Downtown Marriott serves as October!
our conference hotel. Rooms are available under
the NC ACDA title at a convention rate of --Ginger Wyrick
$112.00 per night. Rooms will be held until
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