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The “RE-SET” of our work!!!

There are very few times in our lives when we are offered a “re-set”: Kindergarten, relocation, college start, job change. Each of these are major events that shift the people around us providing us the opportunity to build new relationships and re-establish our character and reputation. This season we have the unique opportunity to re-set, […]

2021-08-26T23:19:03-05:00August 26th, 2021|FROM PRESIDENT|

We are almost OUT OF THE WOODS!

What a journey! I know I am ready to wrap up another school year and am looking forward to a more “normal” summer and a fresh start in the fall. I hope to see many of you at Summer Dialogue in August. I am very excited about the changes we have made. There is ample […]

2021-05-06T23:18:50-05:00May 6th, 2021|FROM PRESIDENT|

Welcome 2021!

Hello friends!

We have made it to another new year, and probably for those in the schools, another semester. Wow-  what a journey we have all been through in the past few months.  I hope you can center on some of the positives that this time has brought us- time with family, time to […]

2021-01-18T22:58:40-06:00January 18th, 2021|FROM PRESIDENT|

History in the Making

Hello friends and welcome to history in the making!  This pandemic has really stretched our patience, positive outlook, and sent our fabulous plans out the window! We are not used to this quiet and unpredictable scenario. We don’t like being away from our singers and there are great fears of what is to […]

2020-04-24T17:47:42-05:00April 24th, 2020|FROM PRESIDENT|

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?  […]

2020-01-18T22:01:28-06:00January 7th, 2020|FROM PRESIDENT|

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 […]

2019-11-24T20:12:04-06:00November 24th, 2019|FROM PRESIDENT|

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 […]

2019-07-02T16:41:00-05:00July 2nd, 2019|FROM PRESIDENT|

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. […]

2019-06-28T11:35:14-05:00June 28th, 2019|FROM PRESIDENT|

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 […]

2019-05-16T16:40:43-05:00May 16th, 2019|FROM PRESIDENT|

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 […]

2019-01-03T16:06:34-06:00January 3rd, 2019|FROM PRESIDENT|