March 4-7, 2020
Join us in Milwaukee for four days of stellar music-making, learning, and connecting with choral colleagues.
If you are eager to help your singers connect to one another in meaningful ways, to help them sound better, to sing with greater artistry, to better connect their musical “doing” with their musical thinking and feeling, and to value the role music plays in their lives and in the lives of our communities, then Joining Voices is for YOU!
Joining Voices is all about the process of making connections both within and between singers from various walks of life. All aspects of the conference are designed to help choral conductors/teachers increase the richness of their work with singers. We seek to represent the primary ACDA Repertoire and Resource areas—Youth, Collegiate, Lifelong, and Repertoire-Specific (Men’s, Women’s, Jazz, Ethnic, Contemporary/Commercial)—with a diverse, broad representation of performances and interest sessions that explore the potential for choral organizations and ensembles to create rich, rewarding, and meaningful connections between singers, audiences, and communities. We are particularly interested in highlighting ensembles and programs that represent underserved populations and/or diversities. Further, the conference will highlight innovative choral programming and practices.
Uihlein Hall at the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts
Throughout the conference, you will not only hear inspiring performances (all in the incredible Marcus Center), but you will also learn from inspiring master clinicians, most of whom engage in choral music making within the Central and North Central Region’s elementary, secondary, and post-secondary schools and lead church and community choirs throughout the region.
The conference begins on Wednesday, March 4th, with Immersion Day: a day focused on working with singers who have a variety of specific needs, with special emphasis on creating meaningful connections between singers with varying abilities.