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2011 State Conference Information

Summary of our Summer Reading Conference, August 1-4, 2011

Austin Hotel and Convention Center, Hot Springs, AR

 

Austin-Hotel HC-2011
 

The AR ACDA Honor Choir - 2011 sings during this year's Summer Conference in Hot Springs. Kari Gilbertson was this year's conductor.

2011-Archival information

SECONDARY SESSIONS
Monday, August 1
12:00 Noon Honor Choir Registration
1:00 p.m. Golf Tournament - Belvedere CC
1:00 p.m. New directors orientation - sponsored by ArkCDA, Lakeside High School
1:00 p.m. Honor Choir rehearsals begin
6:00 p.m. BBQ Social with entertainment and fun! - Lakeside High School
8:00 - 9:00 p.m. AR-ACDA Registration, Austin Hotel, Mezzenine
Tues., August 2
8:00 a.m. Registration - Austin Hotel Mezzanine
9:00 - 12:00 Noon Honor Choir rehearsal
9:00 a.m. SATB Sacred/Secular Session I - Krissie Holmes, Director
10:00 a.m. SSA/SSAA - Tina Niederbrach, Director
11:00 a.m. "Technology in My Music Classroom: More Than Just My CD Player"
12:00 noon Lunch/Visit the exhibits
1:30 p.m. SATB Sacred/Secular Session II - Clint Pianalto, Director
2:30 p.m. Panel Discussion: "I teach choir tomorrow...Help! Ideas for new and experienced teachers."
3:30 p.m. Christmas/Holiday - Cynthia Outlaw, Director
4:30 p.m. ArkCDA region meetings - Rooms TBA
6:30 p.m. Honors Choir Concert - First Baptist Church
Weds, August 3
8:00 a.m. Registration continues - Austin Hotel Mezzanine
9:00 a.m. Unison/2-part - Angie Weaver, Director
10:00 a.m. KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Dr. Steven Zegree, W. Michigan University: "The WOW Factor - Part I
11:00 a.m. "The WOW Factor," Part II with Dr. Zegree
12:00 Noon Lunch
1:30 p.m. Interest Session: "Vocal Jazz Rehearsal Techniques: How do they differ from tradition concepts?" Dr. Stephen Zegree
2:30 p.m. Breakout Roundtable Discussions: Women's Choirs, MS/Jr. High, Worship Music, Show Choirs, Potpourri of topics from music selection to general discussion. Bring music and ideas to share!
3:30 p.m. TTB/TTBB - Bill Cromer, Director
4:30 p.m. ArACDA General Business Meeting - Carrie Taylor presiding
Thurs, August 4
8:30 a.m. Pop/Show Choir, Retha Kilmer, Director
9:30 a.m. ArkCDA General Meeting - Mark Langley presiding
ELEMENTARY SESSIONS  
Monday, August 1  
12:00 Noon Honor Choir Registraton - First Baptist Church
1:00 p.m. Golf Tournament - Belvedere CC
1:00 p.m. New directors orientation, sponsored by ArkCDA - Lakeside High School
1:00 p.m. Honor Choir rehearsals begin
6:00 p.m. BBQ - sponsored by ArACDA and ArkCDA - Lakeside High School
8:00 - 9:00 p.m. Registration open - Austin Hotel Mezzanine
Tues., August 2 Today's sessions are with Cristi Cary Miller in the Convention Center, Rooms 104 and 105
8:00 A.M. Registration - Austin Hotel Mezzanine
9:00 a.m. "All in a Day's Work" - Session I with Cristi Cary Miller - Convention Center, Rms. 104-105
11:00 a.m. Reading session
12:00 Noon Lunch/Visit the exhibits
1:30 p.m. "All in a Day's Work" - Session II with Cristi Cary Miller
3:00 p.m. "All in a Day's Work" - Session III with Cristi Cary Miller
4:30 p.m. ArkCDA Region meetings - rooms to be announced
6:30 p.m. Honors Choir Concert - First Baptist Church
Weds. August 3 Today's sessions will be in the Austin Hotel, 2nd floor
8:00 a.m. Registration - Austin Hotel Mezzanine
9:00 a.m. Unison/2-part - Angie Weaver, Director - Ballroom
10:00 KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Dr. Steven Zegree, W. Michigan University - "The WOW Factor - Part I"
11:00 a.m. "The Wow Factor" continued, with Dr. Zegree
12:00 Noon Lunch
1:30 p.m. Arkansas Children's Festival Chorus Reading Session - Lynn Brinckmeyer, Past-President of MENC, Director
4:30 p.m. Dismiss (There will be no Thursday session this year.)

ARACDA Conference next year will be July 30 - August 1, 2012

 

millerCristi Miller, a teacher and published composer, graduated from Oklahoma State University with a B.M.E. and began her teaching career in Henryetta, Oklahoma instructing grades 7-12. She moved to the Putnam City Schools in 1989 and was selected as the Putnam City Teacher of the Year in 1992. She recently received one of the four Excellence in Education Awards given through the Putnam City Foundation. She has also been awarded several grants through this foundation to assist in various music teaching endeavors.

Cristi is a frequent clinician and director across the United States and Canada. She presently has over 50 choral pieces in publication through the Hal Leonard Corporation. One of her pieces was selected for the 1999 MENC World's Largest Concert.

Along with her teaching responsibilities, Cristi is the co-director of the Joyful Sound Singers at the United Methodist Church of the Servant in Oklahoma City, as well as a member of the adult choir. She and her husband, Rick, are the proud parents of Luke, Ashley and Christopher.

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Steve Zegree is internationally recognized as one of the most respected vocal jazz conductors and educators in the world, Steve Zegree is also active as a pianist, conductor, clinician, and adjudicator. His career as a pianist and conductor includes performances on five continents. A renowned educator, his students are among today’s leaders in jazz and pop performance, Broadway, recording studio production, writing, arranging, singing, and music education.

His internationally acclaimed vocal jazz ensemble, Gold Company, has won numerous "Outstanding Performance" awards from Down Beat magazine and has performed at MENC National Conventions, IAJE International Conferences, the World Symposium on Choral Music, and with recognized artists including Bobby McFerrin, Janis Siegel, Jon Hendricks, Darmon Meader, Mark Murphy, Don Shelton, and Bonnie Herman.

Dr. Zegree auditioned, arranged for and rehearsed Nick Lachey's "Team Lachey", the winning choir on NBC's "Clash Of The Choirs". He is the founder of The Steve Zegree Vocal Jazz Camp, held every summer at Western Michigan University.

Dr. Zegree's choral arrangements have been published by Hal Leonard, Warner Bros., Alfred Publications and Shawnee Press, and he has produced several recordings including Mark Murphy Sings the Nat King Cole Songbook, Vol. I and II, on Muse Records which received a Grammy Award nomination. His piano CD, "Steve Zegree and Friends" is released on the Sea Breeze Jazz label.

His widely praised recent book, The Wow Factor: How to Create It, Inspire It and Achieve It, is published by Hal Leonard Music Publications