There are many ways you can participate in the ACDA Voices United Conference! In addition to the sessions lead by our conference headliners, Interest Sessions are presented by ACDA members.
2021 Call for Proposals: Interest Sessions ACDA members and nonmembers are invited to submit interest session proposals for the upcoming ACDA Voices United Conference to be held virtually on Saturday, August 7, 2021. Voices United seeks interest sessions applicable to practicing PreK-12 choral or vocal music educators, community choral directors, and church musicians in a variety of presentation types, including but not limited to lectures, conversations, and roundtable/panel discussions.
Voices United committee members are available to help turn your content into a virtual session. If you have something to share, we can help with the technology! Interest sessions will be delivered virtually via YouTube Premiere and should last approximately 30 minutes.
Please submit your proposal(s) below. All proposals must be received by March 1, 2021.
As we focus on our united voices and areas of commonality, we are particularly interested in sessions that allow the presenter to highlight the elements of their expertise that can be applied in a variety of choral situations. Sessions that we might like to see could include: Sacred Music Members:
Working with the volunteer chorus
Developing musicianship skills in the volunteer chorus
Strategic planning, repertoire and otherwise
Secondary Education Members:
Recruiting for your choral program
Score Study to guide your rehearsal
Diversity and Inclusivity in Choral Programs
Community Choirs Members:
Achieving excellence/artistry in 2 hours a week
Recruiting/auditioning for the community choir
Marketing and/or funding the community choir
Building the Voice in the Choral Setting
How to use warm-ups effectively
To apply, please complete the form by clicking the button below. You will need to provide a Session Title, Session Description (200 - 300 words) and a presenter bio (100-200 words).
The interest session selection committee will be guided by the following criteria:
Quality of written summary including its objectives and organization
Importance and timeliness of the topic
Practical applicability to the attendees of Voices United