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GATR Call for Proposals 2019   < PDF linked here
Contact Bethany Plissey


Registration and Information (will open in March!)

Contact Stefanie Weigand, conference coordinator


As summer begins, join choir singers, teachers & conductors from across Vermont and New England
as we learn and sing together

This jam-packed choral conference features:

a keynote address by David Fryling
(bio below)

interest sessions on choral music traditions,
choral styles, language coaching, vocal technique

all-conference choir
under the engaging direction of David Fryling
featuring “Dona Nobis Pacem” by Ralph Vaughan Williams


participant’s choice of a smaller chamber choir
led by our ACDA colleagues
(preparing 3-5 pieces for performance)

opening evening reception with
performance by area choirs


closing conference performance
by the chamber choirs and all-conference choir



David Fryling is director of choral activities at Hofstra University, where he conducts both the select Hofstra Chorale and Hofstra Chamber Choir and teaches beginning and advanced studies in choral conducting, as well as graduate-level studies in choral conducting and choral literature. In addition, he serves as an adjunct professor for the Hofstra School of Education, where he supervises choral music education student teachers during their field placements. In fall 2014 David was inducted into the Long Island Music Hall of Fame as the “Educator of Note” in recognition of his years of leadership in the Long Island music education community, and in the spring of 2017 David was named the winner of The American Prize in Conducting in two categories: community chorus and college & university.

An energetic and engaging conductor, clinician, and adjudicator of professional, community, and high school choirs, David’s recent invitations include various all-state and regional honor choirs, master classes, workshops, and adjudications throughout New York and in New Jersey (All-State), Vermont (New England Music Festival), Connecticut, Rhode Island (All-State), Pennsylvania, Virginia, North Carolina (All-State), Mississippi, Michigan, Tennessee, Louisiana, Texas, Utah and Alaska (All-State). He has also been music director and conductor of Hofstra Opera Theater productions of Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas, Chaikovsky’s Iolanta, and Poulenc’s Dialogues Des Carmelites, and has served since 2014 as a guest artist on the conducting faculty of the New York State Summer School of the Arts (NYSSSA) School of Choral Studies in Fredonia, NY.

In the fall of 2013 David founded the eVoco Voice Collective, a non-profit organization of singers of the highest musical, technical, and expressive abilities, who together believe in the transformative and educational power of music. Passionate advocates for excellence in the vocal art, eVoco presents choral performances and recitals of the highest caliber throughout the year. The group’s two main ensembles, the Mixed Ensemble and the Women’s Ensemble, have an “open door” policy for all rehearsals. Teachers and students of music, especially, are encouraged to “sit in” on rehearsals in the hope that they will serve as a continual learning space for students, educators, and music enthusiasts alike.

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