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ACDA Southern Division Conference 2018 – Louisville, KY

Event Schedule

Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018

12:00 pm-2:00 pm Honor Choir Registration KY Center Bomhard
Galt House

12:00 pm-3:00 pm College Student Conducting Masterclass Galt House
Clinicians: Ken Fulton, Judy Bowers Ballroom C

2:30 pm-3:30 pm Honor Choir Parent Meetings KY Center Bomhard
Galt House

3:30 pm-4:30 pm Panel Discussion for Student ACDA Members Galt House
Ballroom C

3:45 pm-6:00 pm Honor Choir rehearsals KY Center Bomhard
Galt House

4:30 pm-8:30 pm Conference Registration Open Galt House

7:25 pm-9:00 pm Opening Concert KY Center Whitney
Presider, Gary Packwood (SR-ACDA President)
Shen Zhen Middle School Golden Bell Choir, China-Liu Mei, conductor
Spelman College Glee Club of Spelman College-Kevin P. Johnson, conductor
Souls for Seoul, South Korea-Jihoon Park, conductor
Aeolians of Oakwood University, AL-Jason Ferdinand, conductor
Ruben Studdard, Soloist

7:30 pm-9:00 pm Honor Choir rehearsals KY Center Bomhard
Galt House

10:00 pm-12:00 am Opening Concert Reception Galt House Fountain Room
Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018

7:30 am-5:00 pm Conference Registration Open Galt House

9:00 am-1:00 pm Exhibits Open Galt House
Grand Hall

8:30 am-10:00 am R&R Reading Sessions and Symposia Galt House
COLLEGE/UNIVERSITY Ballroom C
Reading Session Conductor: Stacie Rossow
Symposium: Maintaining Relevancy in the Choral Curriculum
Presenters: Stacie Rossow, José Rivera, Colleen Duffy, Elizabeth Wilson

SENIOR HIGH Carroll Ford
Reading Session Conductor: Laura Lazarevich
Symposium: Building a High School Choral Program Through Selection
of Repertoire that is Educational, Engaging, and Enthralling
Presenters: Laura Lazarevich, Scott Martin, Holly Grefe

BOYCHOIRS Combs Chandler
Conductor: Vic Oakes
Symposium: Pending
Presenter: Mary Biddlecombe

SHOW CHOIR AND JAZZ Segel
Reading Session Conductor: Dana Todd Lux, Megan Rudolph
Symposium: A Conversation about the Joys and Pitfalls of Jazz
Presenter: Megan Rudolph

(note Show Choir moves at 9:30 for Symposium) French
Symposium: Can Movement Enhance Your Choral Rehearsal
Presenter, Dana Todd Lux

9:00 am-11:30 am Honor Choir rehearsals KY Center Bomhard
Galt House

10:10 am- 11:00 am Interest Sessions Galt House
Voice Changing Boy’s Training
Henry Leck, Clinician with Xi Qian
and the Shenzhen Middle School Golden Bell Choir Ballroom C
John M. DeFerraro, presider

The Ensemble Trilogy: Conductor, Collaborative Pianist, Choir
Robyn Lana and Jan Carrothers, Clinicians Carroll Ford
Andrew Roby, presider
10:10 am- 11:00 am Interest Sessions (cont.)

Choral Construction: Building Beautiful Voices in the Choral Setting
Adam Potter, David Okerlund, Clinicians Combs Chandler
Pam McDermott, presider

Growing the Population of Male Choral Singers: Boys Tell Us How
Patrick Freer, Clinician French
Laura Moore, presider

Join the Junkanoo! Exploring Contemporary Choral Music of the Bahamas
Sonovia Pierre & Christie Lee, Clinicians Segel
Damion Womack, presider

11:10 am-12:00 pm Interest Sessions Galt House
Access Strategies for Creating an Inclusive Choral Ensemble
Judy Bowers, Clinician Ballroom C
Kevin Caparotta, presider

Sounds the Call to Come Together: Exploring South African Choral Music
Johann van Niekerk, Clinician Carroll Ford
Jonathan Hall, presider

Breaking Down Boundaries Through Choir
Ryan Luhrs, Frances Fonza, and
Brandon Boyd, Clinicians Combs Chandler
Christopher T. Leysath, presider

Mama Maestras: Building a Conducting Career...with kids!
Kathryn Longo, Cara Tasher, Coreen Duffy, Kimberly Dunn Adams,
Misty Bermudez, and Deanna Joseph, Panelists French
Dale Choate, presider

It's a Marathon, Not a Sprint: Retaining Singers Over the Long Haul
Tucker Biddlecombe, Clinician Segel
Susan Kelly, presider

12:00 pm–1:00 pm Open Lunch Forum with Lisa Billingham, National Chair for Combs Chandler
National Standing Committee on Communication and Education

12:00 pm-1:55 pm Lunch, Visit Exhibits

1:30 pm- 6:30 pm Honor Choir rehearsals KY Center Bomhard
Galt House
1:55 pm-4:00 pm Concert Session KY Center Whitney
Presider: Sara Lynn Baird (2005-2007, president)
1:55-2:00 Convention Sing: Leader, Stacey Gibbs
2:00-2:30 Pizitz Middle School Girls' Choir, Brent Coleman, conductor
2:30-3:00 Etowah High School Elite Women's Choir, William Hall, conductor
3:00-3:30 Freedom High School Patriot Singers, Shannon Lyles
3:30-4:00 Western Kentucky University Chorale, Paul Hondorp, conductor

2:30 pm-7:00 pm Exhibits Open Galt House Grand Hall

4:25 pm-6:30 pm Concert Session KY Center Whitney
Presider: David Castleberry (2007-2009, president)
4:25-5:00 Convention Sing: Leader, Tom Shelton
4:30-5:00 South Warren Middle School Mixed Choir, Grant Calvert, conductor
5:00-5:30 Lafayette High School Madrigal Singers, Ryan Marsh, conductor
5:30-6:00 University of Kentucky Men's Chorus, Jefferson Johnson, conductor
6:00-6:30 Appalachian State University Singers, Stephen Hopkins, conductor

6:00 pm-8:00 pm KY ACDA College Chapter Reception Troll Pub Under the Bridge

6:30 pm or 8:00 pm Dinner

6:45 pm-9:00 pm Hinshaw Music Southern Reception Troll Pub Under the Bridge

6:45 pm-8:00 pm Music and Worship Event 1 Cathedral of the Assumption
Rev. Anita Thompson, from First Baptist Church, Ahoskie, NC, Presider
The Canterbury Choir, St. Philip’s Church, Charleston, SC
Jolene Hethcox, conductor
The Adult Choir, First Baptist Church, Asheville, NC
Clark Sorrels, conductor
The Sanctuary Choir, Second Presbyterian Church, Louisville, KY
James Rittenhouse, conductor

8:45 pm-10:00 pm Music and Worship Event 2 Cathedral of the Assumption
Rev. Anita Thompson, from First Baptist Church, Ahoskie, NC, Presider
The Canterbury Choir, St. Philip’s Church, Charleston, SC
Jolene Hethcox, conductor
The Adult Choir, First Baptist Church, Asheville, NC
Clark Sorrels, conductor
The Sanctuary Choir, Second Presbyterian Church, Louisville, KY
James Rittenhouse, conductor

10:00 pm-12:00 pm All Conference Reception Muhammad Ali Center
Friday, Feb. 23, 2018

8:00 am-5:00 pm Conference Registration Open Galt House

8:00 am-4:00 pm Exhibits Open Galt House
Grand Hall

8:00 am-9:30 am Retired Member Breakfast KY Center

8:30 am-10:00 am R&R Reading Sessions and Symposia Galt House
MUSIC IN WORSHIP Ballroom C
Reading Session Conductor: Jeff Parker
Symposium: Through the Church the Song Goes On
Presenter: Vic Oakes

MEN’S CHOIRS (TENOR/BASS) Carroll Ford
Reading Session Conductor: Gerald Gurss
Symposium: Finders Keepers: Strategies for Recruitment and Retention
of TTBB Singers
Presenters: Alicia Walker, John Quinlin, Jeff Buhrman

CHILDREN & COMMUNITY YOUTH Combs Chandler
Reading Session Conductor: Emmy Williams
Symposium: Off to the “Races” ... Get on the Perfect Track for
You and Your Singers!
Presenters: Emmy Williams, Shawn Berry, Mary Biddlecombe

WOMEN’S CHOIRS (ADULT TREBLE) Segel
Reading Session Conductor: Alison Mann
Symposium: I’m Positive...Building a Women’s Choir
Presenter: Stanley Roberts

DIVERSITY INITIATIVES ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION French
Presenter: Eugene Rogers, Chair of the ACDA Diversity Initiative Committee

9:00 am-5:00 pm Research Posters available for viewing Galt House Breathitt

9:00 am-11:30 am Honor Choir rehearsals KY Center Bomhard
Galt House

9:00 am-10:30 am “Robert Shaw-Man of Many Voices” showing Galt House Coe
Presider: Drew Bowers
10:10 am-11:00 am Interest Sessions Galt House
Bel-canto Concepts in a Choral Setting: Ballroom C
Rob Taylor, Clinician with Taylor Festival Choir
Jonathan Hall, presider

Creating Safe People: Honoring LGBTQ Singers in the Choral Classroom
Josh Palkki, Clinician Carroll Ford
Wendy Looker, presider

Help! My Guys Sound Terrible: Quick Solutions to Common Problems
Jaclyn Johnson, Clinician Combs Chandler
Amy Moir, presider

Then Sings My Soul: Toward a More Dynamic Choral Presence in Worship
Charles Hausmann, Clinician French
Lynne Gackle, presider

How Can I Keep From Singing: The Choral Music of John Leavitt
John Leavitt, Clinician Segel
Anthony Sears, presider

11:10 am-12:00 pm Interest Sessions Galt House
The "ABCs" of Pop A Cappella
Carol Joy Sparkman & LaDona Tyson, Clinicians Ballroom C
Jonathan Kilgore, presider

Get Off the Score: Increasing Choral Singers' Aural Skills
through Oral Learning
Jason Thompson, Clinician Carroll Ford
Cara Tasher, presider

Considering the Commission: Interesting Ideas and Intriguing Projects
Tom Shelton and Andrea Ramsey, Clinicians Combs Chandler
John Kincaid, presider

Introducing The Center for Congregational Song: The
Hymn Society in the US and Canada
CJ Redden-Liotta, Clinician French
Lizzi Elliot, presider

Fostering Proper Vocal Technique in the Primary (K-3) Grades
Michael Ruybalid, Clinician Segel
Amanda Slay, presider

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Open Lunch Forum with Robyn Lana, National Chair for Combs Chandler
National Standing Committee on Advocacy and Collaboration
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Open Lunch Forum with Leonard Wekesa, ACDA Carroll Ford
International Conducting Exchange Program with Kenya

12:00 pm-1:55 pm Lunch, Visit Exhibits

12:00 pm-2:00 pm Past Presidents Luncheon (By Invitation Only) KY Center

1:15 pm - 2:00 pm All Conference National Anthem Sing KY Center

1:30 pm-5:00 pm Honor Choir rehearsals KY Center Bomhard
Galt House
2:25 pm-4:30 pm Concert Session 3 KY Center Whitney
Presider: Lynne Gackle, (1999-2001, president)
2:25-2:30 Convention Sing: Leader, Leonard Wekesa
2:30-3:00 Shenandoah Valley Children's Choir, Janet Hostetter, conductor
3:00-3:30 Kentucky Baptist Convention Youth Choir, Michael Ballard, conductor
3:30-4:00 Samford University A Cappella Choir, Philip Copeland, conductor
4:00-4:30 Coro Vocati, John Dickson, conductor

4:55 pm-6:30 pm Concert Session 4 KY Center Whitney
Presider: Tom Shelton, (2011-2012, president)
4:55-5:00 Convention Sing: Leader, Jason Thompson
5:00-5:30 Sequoyah High School Singers Women, Paul Markham, conductor
5:30-6:00 University High School Concert Choir, Yelitza Green, Jay Dunn, conductors
6:00-6:30 Taylor Festival Choir, Robert Taylor, conductor

5:00 pm-6:30 pm Research Poster Presentations Galt House Breathitt

5:00 pm-6:30 pm College/University Fair for Senior High Honor Choir Galt House Grand Foyer

6:30 pm Dinner

8:40 pm-9:45 pm Peace Concert KY Center Whitney
Cypress High School, Kyle Tolar, conductor
Spencer High School, Kelsi Edelen, conductor
St. Steven's Church Adult Choir, Kevin James, conductor
University of Puerto Rico, Joamel Gonzalez Soto, conductor
Festival Singers of Florida, Kevin Fenton, Ken Wakia, conductors

10:00 pm College/University/Other Receptions Galt House
East Tennessee State University Coe
Florida State University Jones
George Mason University Coe
Louisiana State University French
University of Kentucky Segel
University of South Carolina Stopher
Saturday, Feb., 24, 2018

7:55 am-10:00 am Concert Session 5 KY Center Whitney
Presider: Don Trott, (1997-1999, president)
7:55-8:00 Convention Sing: Leader, Andrea Ramsey
8:00-8:30 Western Middle School for the Arts Advanced Mixed Choir, Katie Cook, conductor
8:30-9:00 Martin County High School Opus 2018 Women's Chorus, Shane Thomas, conductor
9:00-9:30 Middle Tennessee State University Women's Chorale, Angela Tipps, conductor
9:30-10:00 University of Georgia Hodgson Singers, Dan Bara, conductor

8:30 am-10:30 am Honor Choir rehearsals KY Center Bomhard
Galt House

11:00 am-11:50 am Interest Sessions Galt House
ChorTransform: An Introduction to ACDA's Service-Learning Initiative
Alicia Walker, Clinician Ballroom C
Kym Scott, presider

Beyond Elijah Rock: The Non-Idiomatic Choral Music of Black Composers
Marcus Garrett, Clinician Carroll Ford
Wendy Looker, presider

Benefits, Barriers and Basic Pedagogy of World Music in the Choral Classroom
Stefanie Cash, Clinician Combs Chandler
Paul Neal, presider

Strategies and Tools for Proficient Sightsinging
Denise Eaton, Clinician French
Nicholas Cummins, presider

12:00 pm-1:30 pm R&R Reading Sessions and Symposia Galt House
Lunch
CONTEMPORARY COMMERCIAL Ballroom C
Symposium: Procuring A Cappella Arrangements
Presenter: John DeFerraro

JUNIOR HIGH/MIDDLE SCHOOL Carroll Ford
Reading Session Conductor: Brent Coleman
Symposium: Tips and Tricks to Building Your Choral Brand in a
Diverse Elective World
Presenters: J. Reese Norris, Brent Coleman
12:00 pm-1:30 pm R&R Reading Sessions and Symposia (cont.)

COMMUNITY CHOIRS Combs Chandler
Reading Session Conductor: Jeffrey Redding
Symposium: The Song Never Dies: The Need for Excellence in
Community Choirs
Presenters: Kelly Miller, Jeffrey Redding, Troy Robertson

TWO-YEAR COLLEGES Segel
Reading Session Conductor: LaDonna Tyson
Symposium: Strategies for Preparing Two-Year College Choral
Students and Music Majors for Transfer to Four-Year Colleges
Presenter: La Donna Tyson

2:00 pm-4:45 pm Honor Choir Concerts KY Center Whitney
2:00 pm Children’s HC Concert
Anthony Trecek-King, conductor
Amanda Wadsworth, Pianist

2:45 pm MS/JH Treble HC Concert
Sandy R. Holland, conductor
Alan Sanders, Pianist

3:30 pm MS/JH Tenor Bass HC Concert
Ken Berg, conductor
Susan Berg, Pianist

4:15 pm Senior Mixed HC Concert
Allen Hightower, conductor
Laurelie Gheesling, pianist

5:00 pm-9:00 pm President’s Reception Muhammad Ali Center
By Invitation