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.

INTEREST SESSIONS

​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
  • World Music
  • 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

Voice Teachers:

  • 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
  • Overall Conference program balance


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