Information about the 2016 Summer Reading Conference July 18-20

Professional Development Handbook for 2016 HERE

 


REGISTRATION

Online registration no longer available
We welcome on-site registrations July 18
Registration form may be printed at this link
(You may fill it out and bring it with you if you wish.)

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HOTEL RESERVATIONS

Please note: Holiday Inn Little Rock Airport Conference Center is SOLD OUT.
Call 1-501-490-1000 to check for cancellations.

-Alternate hotel option-
We now have a hotel block of rooms at a neighboring hotel that is in the same parking lot as the convention hotel. The rate of $90 a night includes breakfast at that hotel.
Holiday Inn Express - Little Rock Airport
Call 1-501-490-4000 and use the code AAC. This rate is guaranteed through July 15th or until the block is filled. (More information HERE on this hotel flyer info sheet.)


Presentation materials for the conference can be downloaded at the links below:

Judy Bower - Creating Expressive Choral Singers HERE | Creating Highly Effective Teacher/Conductors HERE | Creating Independent Choral Singers HERE

Joshua Block - Sing, Dance Play HERE | Let the Children Be Their Own Composers HERE | Get Your Year Orff and Running HERE

Hawley/Whitworth - 15 Going on 16 - HERE

Kyle Linson - It's Not About Me - HERE

Amber Holden - Work Hard! Play Harder! HERE
Amber's Work Hard Powerpoint as PDF HERE
Amber's Work Hard Powerpoint as Powerpoint HERE

Stephen Caldwell - Sharpening the Knife HERE


 

CONFERENCE SCHEDULE
(Elementary Schedule below)
Monday, July 18th

 

Time

Session

Place

Presenter

8:00 am-5:00 pm

Registration

Atrium

Amber Holden

8:50 am

Opening Session

Kittyhawk Ballroom

Mark Langley

9:00 am

Reading Session- Christmas

Kittyhawk Ballroom

Kayla White

10:00 am

Keynote Speaker - Creating Independent Choral Singers Click HERE for more info

Kittyhawk Ballroom

Dr. Judy Bowers

12:00 - 1:50 pm

LUNCH

 

 

2:00 pm

Reading Session Advanced High School/College Choir - Treble and Male Voices

Kittyhawk Ballroom

Mat Whitworth
Dr. Becky Morrison

3:00 pm

Keynote Speaker - Creating Expressive Choral Singers (Click HERE for more info)

Kittyhawk Ballroom

Dr. Judy Bowers

4:30 pm

Interest Session - Sharpening the Knife: Daily Conducting Exercises to Keep Your Conducting Skills Sharp Click HERE for more info

Kittyhawk Ballroom

Dr. Stephen Caldwell

 

Interest Session - Work Hard - Play HARDER! Click HERE for more info

Enterprise A, B

Amber Holden

 

Interest Session - The Diverse Choral Classroom: Challenges, Strategies, and Successes, A Panel Discussion Click HERE for more info

Linberg A, B, C

Dr. Ryan Fox

8:00 - 11:00 pm

Conference Soiree

Hotel Suites

 

Tuesday, July 19th

Time

Session

Place

Presenter

7:15 am

New Directors Breakfast Meet & Greet

Atrium

AR ACDA & ArkCDA Leadership

8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Registration

Atrium

Amber Holder

8:00 am

ArkCDA Region Meetings

Various

Region Chairs

Region 1 - Linberg A, Region 2 - Linberg B - Region 3 - Kittyhawk, Region 4 - Linberg C, Region 5 - Enterprise A, Region 6 - Enterprise B

9:30 am

Creating Highly Effective Teacher/Conductors Click HERE for more info

Kittyhawk Ballroom

Dr. Judy Bowers

10:30 am

Reading Session: SAB/SATB 1 - Reading Session

Kittyhawk Ballroom

Rhonda Hawley

11:30 - 1:20 pm

LUNCH

 

 

1:30 pm

Interest Session - Sharpening the Knife: Daily Conducting Exercises to Keep Your Conducting Skills Sharp Click HERE for more info

Kittyhawk Ballroom

Dr. Stephen Caldwell

 

Interest Session - Work Hard - Play HARDER! Click HERE for more info

Enterprise A, B

Amber Holden

 

Interest Session - The Diverse Choral Classroom: Challenges, Strategies, and Successes, A Panel Discussion Click HERE for more info

Linberg A, B, C

Dr. Ryan Fox

2:30 pm

Sing! Dance! Play! An Interactive Clinic with the U of A Childrens Choir Click HERE for more info

Kittyhawk Ballroom

Joshua Block/Rachel Cornett

4:00 pm

Reading Session: MS/JH/Training High School Choir - Treble and Male Voices

Kittyhawk Ballroom

Jeremy Hall/Curtis Minor

6:30 - 8:00 pm

UofA Children's Choir, Church & Community Choir, and 6-9 Honor Choir Concerts

1st United Methodist

Dr. Ryan Fox, Presider

Wednesday, July 20th

Time

Session

Place

Presenter

8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Registration

Atrium

Amber Holden

8:15 am

AR ACDA General Business Meeting

Kittyhawk Ballroom

Mark Langley

8:30 am

Reading Session - SAB/SATB 2

Kittyhawk Ballroom

Angela Weaver

9:30 am

Interest Session - You are 15 Going on 16 Click HERE for more info

Kittyhawk Ballroom

Rhonda Hawley/Terri Whitworth

 

Interest Session - It's Not About Me Click HERE for more info

Enterprise A, B

Kyle Linson

10:30 am

2 pt/Treble Reading Sessions

Kittyhawk Ballroom

Rachel Cornett

11:30 -1:00 pm

LUNCH

 

 

1:00 pm - 2:20 pm

Incorporating New Rubric and Regions INto Choral Activities for the Coming Year

Kittyhawk Ballroom

Tom Street

2:30 - 3:30 pm

ArkCDA Business Meeting

Kittyhawk Ballroom

Angela Weaver

 

TENTATIVE ELEMENTARY SCHEDULE
Monday, July 18th

Time

Session

Place

Presenter

8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Registration

Atrium

Amber Holden

8:50 am

Opening Session

Kittyhawk Ballroom

Mark Langley

9:00 am

Reading Session - Christmas

Kittyhawk Ballroom

Kayla White

10:00 am

Keynote Speaker - Creating Independent Choral Singers Click HERE for more info

Kittyhawk Ballroom

Dr. Judy Bowers

12:00 - 1:50 pm

LUNCH

 

 

2:00 pm

Reading Session - Advanced High School/College Choir - Treble and Male Voices

Kittyhawk Ballroom

Mat Whitworth/Dr. Becky Morrison

3:00 pm

Keynote Speaker - Creating More Expressive Choral Singers
Click HERE for more info

Kittyhawk Ballroom

Dr. Judy Bowers

4:30 pm

Interest Session - Sharpening the Knife: Daily Conducting Exercises to Keep Your Conducting Skills Charp Click HERE for more info

Kittyhawk Ballroom

Dr. Stephen Caldwell

 

Interest Session - Work Hard - Play Harder!
Click HERE for more info

Enterprise A,B

Amber Holden

 

Interest Session - The Diverse Choral Classroom: Challenges, Strategies, and Successes, A Panel Discussion Click HERE for more info

Linberg A, B, C

Dr. Ryan Fox

8:00 pm-11:00 pm

Conference Soiree

Hotel Suites

 

Tuesday, July 19th

Time Session Place Presenter
7:15 am New Directors Breakfast Meet & Greet Hotel Atrium AR ACDA & ArkCDA Leadership
8:00 am-5:00 pm
Registration
Atrium
Amber Holden
9:30 am
Creating Highly EffectiveTeacher/Conductors Click HERE for more info
Kittyhawk Ballroom
Dr. Judy Bowers
10:30 am
ArkMEA Conference Reading Session
Linberg A,B,C
Haley Greer
11:30-1:20 pm
LUNCH
   
1:30 pm
Interest Session - Sharpening the Knife: Daily Conducting Exercises to Keep Your Conducting Skills Sharp Click HERE for more info
Kittyhawk Ballroom
Dr. Stephen Caldwell
 
Interest Session - Work Hard - Play HARDER! Click HERE for more info
Enterprise A, B
Amber Holden
 
Interest Session - The Diverse Choral Classroom: Challenges, Strategies, and Successes, A Panel Discussion Click HERE for more info
Linberg A,B,C
Dr. Ryan Fox
2:30 pm
Sing! Dance! Play! An Interactive Clinic with the U of A Childrens Choir
Click HERE for more info
Kittyhawk Ballroom
Joshua Block/Rachel Cornett
4:00 pm
Reading Session: MS/JH/Training High School Choir - Treble and Male Voices
Kittyhawk Ballroom
Jeremy Hall/Curtis Minor
6:30-8:00 pm
UofA Children's Choir, Church & Community Choir, and 6-9 Honor Choir Concerts
1st United Methodist
Dr. Ryan Fox, Presider

Wednesday, July 20th

Time Session Place Presenter
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Registration
Atrium
Amber Holden
8:15 am
AR ACDA General Business Meeting Kittyhawk Ballroom
Mark Langley
8:30 am
Get Your School Year Orff and Running Click HERE for more info
Linberg A, B, C
Joshua Block
10:30 am
2 pt/Treble Reading Session
Kittyhawk Ballroom
Rachel Cornett
11:30 - 1:00 pm
LUNCH    
1:00 - 4:30 pm

Let the Children Be Their Own Composers Click HERE for more info

Linberg A,B,C

Joshua Block

 

OUR PRESENTERS/CLINICIANS (PLEASE CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT EACH PRESENTER)

 

 

 

 
Judy Bowers - Keynote Speaker

Joshua Block - Elementary Presenter

Raynard Brown - Treble Honor Choir

Kevin McBeth - Church and Community
Honor Choir
  Our special guest choir - The University of Arkansas Children's Choir conducted by Rachel Cornett


The University of Arkansas Children's Choir has been providing the finest music training to young singers in Northwest Arkansas for the past 15 years. This group of 100 students from public and private schools focuses on singing a diverse selection of choral music, including language pieces.The choir also learns performance skills, sight singing, ear training and music theory. The UACC has performed at Northwestern University in Chicago, Carnegie Hall in New York City and in various other venues locally and nationally.

More about Rachel Cornett...

Rachel Cornett is a graduate of the University of Arkansas with a Bachelors in Choral Music Education and Masters in Music Education. During her time at the UofA she studied classical voice, sang in many choirs, and played percussion and piccolo in the UA Marching Band.

After graduation, Rachel taught Middle School Choir for ten years in Bentonville, Arkansas (2003 Teacher of the Year) and was the co-director of the Bentonville Children's Choir before moving to New York City in 2011. In NYC, Mrs. Cornett taught music at TEP Charter School in Manhattan for two years. Rachel is currently teaching 8th and 9th grade Choir at Lakeside Junior High in Springdale, Arkansas.

Mrs. Cornett lives in Fayetteville, Arkansas with her husband, Jamie, and their two daughters Audrie (age 6) and Annie (age 4).