(Monday, May 20, 2013, 4:00 p.m. CDT) Despite massive devastation in various areas of the Oklahoma City metro area over the past 24 hours from a series of tornadoes, the American Choral Directors Association reports that the members of the staff and their families are safe. The ACDA national office in downtown Oklahoma City did not experience any damage.
Thank you to the many members of the choral community who have texted, e-mailed, and called out of concern.
THREE OPENINGS ON R&S COMMITTEE
One of the greatest benefits of ACDA membership is the opportunity to hold appointive or elective leadership positions in the Association. There are currently three openings within ACDA's national Repertoire & Standards structure:
Children's & Community Youth Ethnic & Multicultural Male Choir
Those interested in applying for these positions should submit a brief Statement of Intent outlining a vision for the future of the respective R&S area a résumé. Only electronic applications are being accepted. Send materials to Amy Blosser, National R&S Chair at email@example.com. Applications are due by JUNE 1, 2013.
STUDENT COMPOSITION CONTEST
The American Choral Directors Association is currently accepting applications for the 2014 Raymond W. Brock Memorial Student Music Composition Contest. The award includes a cash prize of $1,000 and the prospect of having the work premiered during a divisional or national conference of the American Choral Directors Association. The application and guidelines for the Student Composition Competition Application are available online . The deadline for application is October 1, 2013
A FIRST IN THE COURTYARD
It's not quite what the architects had in mind when they
designed the place, but on the evening of May 11, the courtyard at the
center of the American Choral Directors Association building became the
site of a wedding. The happy couple had learned of the space when a
cousin on the staff of the Arts Council of Oklahoma City collaborated
with the ACDA education staff on a series of local arts projects.
ACDA facilities really are quite attractive, but few people know about
it because ours is not public building. We're probably one of the
best-kept secrets in downtown Oklahoma City," said Scott Dorsey. "Of
course, our staff serves a vast number of people nationally and
internationally every day. It's gratifying when we can be of service to
those in our local community."