Annual Collaborative Summer Conference by the Delaware, Maryland/DC, and Virginia chapters of the American Choral Directors Association
Whether you're a lifelong veteran or brand new to ACDA and Voices United, we wish you a warm welcome. We are thrilled about the opportunities ahead and hope you will join us online August 7, 2021 for Voices United: Preparing for a New Tomorrow.
Preparing for a New Tomorrow Michael John Trotta Ysaÿe Barnwell
AUGUST 7, 2021 The annual collaborative Summer Conference sponsored by the Maryland/DC, Delaware, and Virginia chapters of the American Choral Directors Association
Typically, Voices United brings together nationally recognized leaders in choral music education, regional leaders, and directors of choirs from elementary to adult representing Virginia, Maryland/DC, and Delaware for three days of learning and doing. This ACDA conferences combines interest sessions with hands-on demonstrations of teaching and conducting as each headliner works with an ensemble over the course of the conference, resulting in a performance of Honor Choirs the final day. Although we cannot sing together in person yet, we strive to offer practical and inspirational sessions in a shortened online format.
At ACDA conferences, participants do not simply take notes. We sing through repertoire appropriate for our students, search through boxes of music on behalf of our choirs, work on our conducting gestures, and network with teachers and directors from across the three states regarding recruitment, best practices in choral music education, and avenues for personal growth. Voices United is an active, participatory conference that builds skills and develops leadership in choral music education. We hope you will join us online until we can be together again.