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A New Decade Is Here!

I reflected upon the fact that another ten years had passed as I left the building for winter break.  For the immediate past decade, I had given my last voice lesson, class, and rehearsal.  It felt wonderful!  How many had that been in the last ten years I asked? How many students had I taught?  […]

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Thank You All!

Thank you to all who attended, presented, and performed at the ACDA-MN fall conference!  Dr. Andre Thomas was the perfect person to lead the very first Urban High School Choral Festival, and we hope to continue that festival in the years to come with the partnership of VocalEssence.  During the whole weekend with every rehearsal […]

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An Exciting Start!

For many choral conductors in our organization September brings a new school year, the re-start of church choirs, and the beginning of a new “season” of music making. Repertoire choices are being made and conductors hopes are high for a fresh start and the chance to work with a group of excited and […]

Happy July!

I am excited to begin my duties as your state president and welcome any feedback or concerns you might have about the organization at any time.  We are in an exciting time in Minnesota having completed an organizational revue called 20/20, and we have already implemented many new ideas in our programming and procedures.  I […]

Welcome to our new leadership!

We welcome new leaders on July 1st, as terms are completed. Welcome to our new President, Diane Heaney, and to President-elect, Stephanie Trump. Paula Holmberg rotates to the role of Vice-President.

Our greatest thanks and appreciation are extended to Susan Zemlin, out-going Vice-President, and to retiring district chairs – Jeff Dahl, Seana Graber and Jerome Upton. […]

Summer Dialogue is just around the corner!

The Great Minnesota Choral Get-Together is just around the corner.

As you take a refreshing breath of air, filled with satisfaction over the year’s success and warm relationships formed, take a moment to register now for ACDA-MN Summer Dialogue.

Your ACDA-MN executive team have been listening and we’ve developed a program around the expressed interests and needs […]

New Beginnings

Happy New Year!

I have always loved the rhythms and cycles in our world and in our lives. The promise of each “new beginning” is enticing and energizing, filling me with hope for what’s to come. As you look ahead, consider the exciting opportunities available to you through ACDA. The national conference in Kansas […]

Forward Momentum!

You’re off to an energized start with great expectations for the months ahead. I’m wishing you a well-spring of spirit and drive, as your programming unfolds and fresh possibilities reveal themselves. Please join us at the State Conference for a booster charge, November 16-17, 2018.

Following a fabulous Summer Dialogue, the ACDA-MN […]

Attend Summer Dialogue!

Register now for Summer Dialogue, and you’ll be so glad you did! The program is designed with YOU in mind, the facility is wonderful, the people will make the difference! I can’t wait to see you there!

Thanks to program chair, Susan Zemlin, for her work in assembling sessions that are varied and practical, […]

National Standing Committees

Summer greetings to you! It’s time to refresh and rejuvenate, switch up your routine and allow your mind to clear and wander. Let’s meet at Summer Dialogue and share our Summer discoveries. Register in the next week for early-bird registration.

While at the National Leadership Conference last week, state officers heard about the […]