Annual Elections 2022

The annual elections for ACDA-MN is scheduled for Tuesday, March 1 through Tuesday, March 8, and we are utilizing an on-line form for members to cast your vote (the form is at the end of this page). The voting form will close at 10PM on last day.

Voting is for:

  • District Chair positions in the Metro West district (3 year term, 2022-2025)
  • District Chair positions in the Northeast district (3 year term, 2022-2025)
  • District Chair positions in the Southwest district (3 year term, 2022-2025)

We are thrilled to announce this lineup of these exceptional candidates that are eager to support our growing professional organization. Please take the time to become familiar with the reasons they wish to serve by clicking on their profiles listed below. Thank you for your support in this election!

Your voting districts should be per your work or school location. If you are not sure of your district, please go to this page to locate your district based on the county that you work in.

Meet the Candidates

Bryan Fisher

Minneapolis Southwest

Before joining the music department at Minneapolis Southwest, Bryan Fisher taught at Cooper High School in New Hope, MN, as well as Burnsville High School.  In 2008, he completed a Masters of Education in from St. Mary’s University of Minnesota. For six years Fisher sang with The Dale Warland Singers, and served as singer representative to the board of directors. He has also performed with The Singers – Minnesota Choral Artists, Bach Society of MN and The Minnesota Chorale. Fisher has also served on the board of the vocal ensemble, Cantus. At Southwest, he directs 6 choirs, the Spring Musical and a Spring ReVue show. Past ACDA Leadership: 2010 ACDA-MN Fall Conference Coordinator, and Fall Conference Program Chair in 2011, 2012 and 2013.

If elected, I would support our mission to inspire and support a community of choral musicians in our state by…

  • Representing the specific needs of the metro west district conductors to the ACDA-MN board of directors
  • Being available as a resource, especially for new/emerging conductors
  • Working diligently to give choral voice to Queer, BIPOC and underrepresented communities in MN choral music – Being a part of the solution to solve current concerns in choral music, including gender considerations, music source variation and including non-christian/religious students as part of our choral programs
  • Hosting quarterly social gatherings for Metro West conductors for socializing, networking and making connections

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Susan Snorek

Waconia Middle School

Sue Snorek is a full-time vocal music director at Waconia Middle School. Her teaching duties include teaching  6th , 7th , and 8th grade choirs as well as general music and advisory classes. Sue is currently in her 20th year of teaching vocal and general music classes for ISD 110. 15 of those years were spent teaching K-4/5 and most recently has enjoyed the move to WMS. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Music Education from the University of Minnesota, Morris and her Master of Arts in Educational Leadership from Concordia University, St. Paul.

If elected, I would support our mission to inspire and support a community of choral musicians in our state by…

Working together to continue to provide a safe place and space for all involved with ACDA in this new “normal” we are navigating together. With new challenges the choral community faces it will be even more important to reach out and provide support to both new and experienced directors. If elected, I feel I can be the person who will listen, support, and work together to keep this organization moving forward.

Adam Giebner

Grand Rapids High School

Adam Giebner currently teaches 9-12 Vocal Music at Grand Rapids High School and is the Artistic Director of the Itasca Community Chorus. At the high school he directs the Varsity Choir, Concert Choir, A Cappella Choir, and Jazz Choir. Next year Adam will add three new choirs to the program, conducting five curricular choirs and an extracurricular small ensemble. An active member of ACDA since 2015, Adam has served on the ACDA-MN board as State Student Representative and President of University of Minnesota-Duluth’s ACDA Student Chapter. In 2020, Adam graduated summa cum laude from the University of Minnesota Duluth with a degree in K-12 Vocal Music Education.

If elected, I would support our mission to inspire and support a community of choral musicians in our state by…

Supporting the mission to inspire and support a community of choral musicians in our state by creating bridges of communication between schools in the Northeast district which can serve to strengthen our identity as a community, identify needs that should be addressed at the state level, and advocate for excellence and areas of support in our district.

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Jennifer Krinke

Pine City High School

Jennifer Krinke is in her 24th year of teaching 7-12th grade choirs at Pine City High School. She is a past board member for the F. Melius Christiansen Endowment Fund Committee, a past regional board member of MMEA and a former staff member of the MN Ambassadors of Music. Jennifer received her Master’s in Music Education from the University of St. Thomas and her Bachelor’s of Music Education from the University of Montana, Missoula. She is also very active in her community, teaching piano lessons, directing a local church choir and working with the summer community theater productions.

If elected, I would support our mission to inspire and support a community of choral musicians in our state by…

Supporting our mission to inspire and support a community of choral musicians in our state by…continuing to encourage choral musicians in my area to become active in ACDA.  I believe ACDA is such an important organization for those in our profession for a number of reasons.  Many of us in smaller communities are the only choral musician in our area, where we do a number of choral related activities, like church choirs, community theater, etc.  It is a great thing to come together with other musicians who do the same kind of work and be able to support and help each other.

Kerry Johnson

Running Unopposed

Worthington, MN

Kerry Johnson has spent the majority of her 25-year teaching career in SW Minnesota, and is currently in her 13th year in Worthington, MN where she directs two curricular choirs, three extra-curricular ensembles and teach applied voice lessons, Class Guitar, ESL Class Guitar, AP Music Theory, and History of Rock.  She also serves as department chair and curriculum advisor for ISD 518’s music department.  She has served as a section coach for MN All State Choir, and has begun work with the ACDA-MN Diversity Initiative Committee. Students from Worthington consistently participate in ACDA 9th and 10th Grade Honor Choir and MN All State Choir and participate in region 2AA Solo and Ensemble Contest.

If elected, I would support our mission to inspire and support a community of choral musicians in our state by…

Supporting our mission to inspire and support a community of choral musicians in our state by connecting with choral directors in the SW region to encourage ACDA membership and participation in ACDA programs.  I would also work to create a mentorship network for new teachers in the SW region – especially in smaller schools where there may not be a large music team.  Finally, I would work to make resources available for teachers to expand their knowledge of music and composers from diverse backgrounds.

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