ACDA/VMEA Fall 2016 conference

We are thrilled to announce this year’s ACDA Keynote Speaker, Cristian Grases. Joining us from the University of Southern California, Dr. Grases will be presenting three different sessions:

  • “Sing’n Move, Let’s Groove”
    In this interactive session we will explore techniques to incorporate body movement and body percussion in your choral rehearsals and performances using the principles of Dalcroze’s Eurhythmics with a modern twist. Come and explore the idea of involving your entire body in the process of singing.
  • “The Music of Latin America”
    There is an increased interest to discover and perform the music of other latitudes. Be ready to connect with the repertoire of Latin America. Songs from this large region of the world can be rhythmic and energetic, but also intimate and introspective. For all levels of difficulty, come and discover the fascinating world of Latin Choral Music.
  • “Latin American Rhythm in your Blood”
    Explore the world of Latin American Rhythms including the nuances, regional variances, and ways that will help teach these rhythms to singers.  Together we will discover the various instrumental combinations for each style. Unravel this eclectic world of rhythms in a fun and interactive workshop and take home a valuable wealth of resources and information.

In addition to Dr. Grases, the ACDA team has selected some outstanding vocal/choral sessions this year. The detailed schedule for the conference (including instrumental/general/technology sessions) will be released later this month, along with updated REGISTRATION.

Don’t forget that VT-ACDA members receive a significant discount on their registration, so be sure to join/renew right away. We look forward to seeing you at the Killington Grand on October 9th & 10th!

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