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American Choral Directors Association

Repertoire and Resources Chair Duties

R&R Chair Duties

Chair Duties:

National R&R Chair Duties:

  • Submit annual report to National R&R Coordinator on or before June 1.
  • Collect yearly division reports due to you on or before May 1.
  • Take a leadership role in communicating with Division and State Chairs, and ACDA constituents.
  • Communicate regularly with your National R&R Coordinator as well as the National R&R Chair.
  • Attend National R&R Committee meetings preceding each National Conference.
  • Attend National Leadership Conferences on even years.

  • Attend National Conferences on odd years. (Limited compensation is available for National R&R Committee members who attend National Conferences.)
  • National Conference-related responsibilities:
    -Preside at genre-specific R&R Committee meeting (following National R&R Committee meeting)
    -Along with Division chairs, select the music that is to be presented, organize and preside at genre-specific the Reading sessions.
    -Encourage outstanding conductors in your area of expertise to submit interest session proposals.                                                                                                                      -Encourage outstanding choirs in your area of expertise to submit recordings to be considered for performance.

    -Submit preferences for Interest session proposals to the conference committee.                 

-Organize and preside at genre-specific Roundtables
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long with Division chairs, offer advice and support to the genre-specific National Honor Choir (if applicable). This includes encouraging constituents to submit student applications and being present for portions of the rehearsals.

  • Serve on division and national audition panels for the selection of choirs to perform on the National Conference.
  • Attend Division and State Conferences, and encourage and support your Division and State Chairs in all their endeavors.
  • Oversee projects that you and your Division and State Chairs deem necessary to enhance choral education in your area.
  • Contact Division Presidents/President-Elects for new and renewed Chair appointments.
  • After June 1, (upon consulting with the National R&S chair) division chairs may be appointed by the genre-specific national chair. However, this approach is not recommended in order to maintain a good rapport with the division president.

     

  • Send all appointment contracts to Division Chairs and encourage them to do the same with the State Chair appointments. Appointees may return them to you or to the National R&R Chair for distribution to the National R&R Committee Chairs.

  • Be a contributing member to projects that are proposed by the National R&S Committee and/or National R&R Chair.

Division R&R Chair Duties:

  • Collect yearly State Chair reports, due on or before April 1.
  • Submit division report and all state reports to the Division and National Coordinator on or before May 1.
  • Take a leadership role in communicating with State Chairs.
  • Communicate regularly with the National Chair and Coordinator.
  • Promote and help organize Division Honor Choirs, interest sessions, reading sessions, and roundtables at Division Conferences.
  • Encourage projects listed above at the state level, and assist with the organization process in order to train constituents.
  • Attend National and Division Conferences and subsequent Division and National Committee meetings called by the Division President and the National R&S Chair.
  • Submit articles and news briefs to the Division Coordinator regularly.
  • Serve on audition panels for National, Division, and State Honor Choirs and choral honor performances submitted by constituents.
  • Encourage outstanding choirs in your area of expertise to submit performance recordings.
  • Take an active part in National Conference activities including roundtables, reading sessions, interest sessions, and volunteering with the National Honor Choirs (if applicable).
  • Submit web page information to your Division Coordinator.
  • Oversee projects that you and your division constituents deem necessary to assist in enhancing choral education in your area of R&S expertise.

 State R&R Chair Duties:

  • Submit a yearly report on all R&R activities within the state, to the Division Coordinator and Division Chair on or before April 1.
  • Take a leadership role in communicating with constituents.
  • Communicate regularly with the Division Coordinator and Chair.
  • Promote and organize State Honor Choirs, interest sessions, reading sessions, and roundtables at State Conventions.
  • Attend State and Division Conferences and State and Division Committee meetings that are called by the State President and Division Chair.
  • Submit articles and news briefs to the State Coordinator regularly.
  • Serve on state level audition panels for State and Division Honor Choirs and choral honor performance recordings submitted by constituents.
  • Take an active part in Division Conference activities including roundtables, reading sessions, interest sessions, and assist the Division Chair with the organizing and executing of Division Honor Choirs (if applicable).
  • Submit web page information to your State Coordinator.
  • Oversee projects that you and your state constituents deem necessary to assist in enhancing choral education in your area of R&R expertise.

 Prepared by Amy Blosser, National Chair Repertoire & Resources Committee, January 2016