High School singers welcome at ACDA Mass. festival (Oct. 29, 2011)

As President of Massachusetts ACDA I am writing to invite the participation of Vermont HS singers in an exciting day-long choral festival on Saturday, October 29, 2011 at UMass, Amherst. This is an unusual honor choir because it requires no auditions. HS directors may simply honor their most outstanding singers–up to two for each voice part SSAA/TTBB–by naming them to the Festival roster.

Distinguished clinicians will conduct two separate ensembles: Lynnel Jenkins (Princeton GirlChoir) for the women, and Sal Cicciarella (U. Hartford) for the the men. The HS and University of Massachusetts ensembles will combine under the baton of Dr. Tony Thornton to perform a number to close the evening Choral Spectrum concert in the UMass Fine Arts Center. Student registration is $45, which includes music and two meals. Registration for directors is free, including a music packet, reading session, Conductors Chorus, and luncheon with colleagues. 15 PDPs are available.

Last year this Festival attracted students from several high schools in our neighbor states. We would love to involve students from any Vermont public or private school HS.

You can find more information on the MA-ACDA website:

There is a link to the online registration form.
Music will be sent out immediately upon receipt of registration.
Deadline: Sept. 30
$50 late registrations to Oct 7.
No registrations accepted after October 7.

Thanks for your help!
Cathy Melhorn, President, MA-ACDA

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