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Information about the Summer Conference, 2018
2018 ArACDA Professional Development booklet
HERE

Register HERE

Hotel Registration HERE
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Conference Invoice HERE
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2018 Conference Schedule
Secondary
(For session descriptions, please click HERE)

Sunday, July 22

     
Time Session Place Presenter
8 pm - 10 pm Registration Atrium Julianna Tufts
       
Monday, July 23      
Time Session Place Presenter
9 am - 5 pm Registration Atrium Julianna Tufts
8:45 am - 9:00 Opening Session Kittyhawk Ballroom Dr. Ryan Fox
9:00 - 9:50 Reading Session: Christmas Music Kittyhawk Ballroom Sam Huskey
10:00 - 10:50 Sliding in Under the Ta: Repertoire, Sequencing, Rehearsal Plan, Score Preparation, and Daily Planning (Session Description HERE) Kittyhawk Ballroom Dr. Joshua Oppenheim
11:00 - 11:50 Choose-a-Session Round 1 - Contemporary A cappella: What's Up With That? (Session description HERE ) Kittyhawk Ballroom Chris Cross
11:00 - 11:50 Choose-a-Session Round 1 - Round Table for New(ish) Teachers (Session description HERE) Enterprise A, B Mark Langley and Rhonda Hawley
11:00 - 11:50 Choose-a-Session Round 1 - Vocal Pedagogy for Transgendered Voices- (Session description HERE) Lindberg A, B, C Dr. Ryan H. Fox
12:00 -1:50 LUNCH and Visit Exhibits    
2:00 - 2:50 Reading Session: Intermediate and Advanced Music for Treble Choirs and Tenor/Bass Choirs Kittyhawk Ballroom Amy Thomas & Emily Guadagnini
3:00 - 3:50 Songs Without Words: Improved Intonation, Rhythmic Simultaneity, and Expression (Session description HERE) Kittyhawk Ballroom Dr. Joshua Oppenheim
4:00 - 4:20 Visit Exhibits    
4:30 - 5:20 Choose-a-Session Round II - Contemporary A cappella: What's Up With That? Kittyhawk Ballroom Chris Cross
4:30 - 5:20 Choose-a-Session Round II - Round Table for New(ish) Teachers Enterprise A, B Mark Langley
4:30 - 5:20 Choose-a-Session Round II - Vocal Pedagogy for Transgendered Voices Linberg A,B.C Dr. Ryan H. Fox
5:30 - 7:30 Dinner    
8:00 - 11:00 Conference Soiree Rooms 436 & 438 J&B Music
       
Tuesday, July 24      
Time Session Place Presenter
8:00 am - 4 pm Registration Atrium Julianna Tufts
7:00 am - 7:50 New Teachers' Breakfast (Grab your breakfast from the Atrium buffet and join us in the board room) Hobby Board Room AR ACDA & ArkCDA Leadership
8:00-9:20 ArkCDA Region Meetings - See printed program for room assignments Various Region Chairs
9:30 - 10:20 Form Follows Functions: Improving Conducting Gesture, Communication, and Rehearsal Technique (Session description HERE) Kittyhawk Ballroom Amy Thomas & Emily Guadagnini
11:30 - 1:20 LUNCH and Visit Exhibits    
1:30 - 2:20 Choose a Technology Session: Advance Google Applications for the Choral Classroom Bring an electronic device for hands on practice (Session description HERE) Kittyhawk Ballroom Mark Langley
2:30 - 3:20 Variations on a Theme: Reoccuring Challenges and Solutions (Session description HERE) Kittyhawk Ballroom Dr. Joshua Oppenheim
3:30 - 4:20 Reading Session: SAB/SATB 1 Kittyhawk Ballroom Michael Crouch
4:30 - 6:00 Happy Hour Hotel Restaurant  
6:30 - 7:30 6-9 Honor Choir Concert First United Methodist Church 723 Center St. Jeremy Hall
     
Wednesday, July 25    
Time Session Place Presenter
8:00 am - 12 pm Registration Atrium Julianna Tufts
8:15 - 8:30 AR ACDA General Business Meeting Kittyhawk Ballroom Ryan Fox
8:30 - 9:20 Reading Session: SAB/SATB 2 Kittyhawk Ballroom Edmond Hampton
9:30 - 10:50 Culturally Responsive Pedagogy (Session description HERE) Kittyhawk Ballroom Dr. Jeffrey Murdock
12:00 - 1:50 LUNCH and Check out with J&B Music Kittyhawk Ballroom Jeremy Carter
2:00 - 2:50 New ArkCDA Policies and Procedures Kittyhawk Ballroom Tom Street
3:00 - 4:30 ArkCDA Business Meeting Kittyhawk Ballroom Mat Whitworth
     

 

2018 Conference Schedule
Elementary

Tuesday, July 24th    
Time Session Place Presenter
9:30-10:20 Form Follows Functions: Improving Conducting Gesture, Communication, and Rehearsal Technique Kittyhawk Ballroom Dr. Joshua Oppenheim
10:30-11:20 Reading Session: Beginning and Intermediate Music for Treble Choirs and Tenor/Bass Choirs Kittyhawk Ballroom Amy Thomas & Emily Guadagnini  
11:30-1:20 LUNCH and Visit Exhibits     
1:30-2:20 Choose a Technology Session: Beginner Google Applications for the Choral Classroom                                        Bring an electronic device for hands on practice Linberg A, B, C Curtis Minor
1:30-2:20 Choose a Technology Session: Advanced Google Applications for the Choral Classroom---  Bring an electronic device for hands on practice Kittyhawk Ballroom Mark Langley
2:30 - 4:30 A Few of MeMe's Favorite Things! Linberg A, B, C MeMe Hagers
4:30 - 6:00 Happy Hour Hotel Restaurant  
6:30-7:30 6-9 Honor Choir Concert First United Methodist Church 723 Center St. Jeremy Hall
     
Wednesday, July 19    
Time Session Place Presenter
8:15-8:25 AR ACDA Business Meeting Kittyhawk Ballroom Dr. Ryan Fox
8:30-9:20 Arkansas Get There From Here: The Story of the Song and the Musical Linberg A, B, C MeMe Hagers
9:30-10:20 Songwriting for Elementary Music Teachers and Students Linberg A, B, C MeMe Hagers & Kenny  Lamb
10:30-10:50 Visit Exhibits Atrium  
11:00-12:00 Reading Session: Unison/2pt Music Kittyhawk Ballroom Jeremy Carter
12:00 - 1:50 Lunch and Check out with J&B Music    
2:00-2:50 Technology in the Elementary Music Classroom: Making your Classroom SMART Linberg A, B, C MeMe Hagers
3:00-4:30 ArkCDA business Meeting Kittyhawk Ballroom Mat Whitworth

 

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ARACDA Honor Choir Music and Information Letter HERE
Honor Choir practice tracks HERE
Change of Chaperone Form HERE
Code of Conduct Form HERE
Notarized Medical Form HERE


Pay by credit card HERE

Send forms to:
AR-ACDA Honor Choir
Jeremy Hall, Coordinator
Greene County Tech Junior High
5201 West Kingshighway
Paragould, AR 72450

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Our fantastic headliner is
Dr. Joshua Oppenheim, Kansas State University (Bio HERE)


Elementary Session to be presented by MeMe Hagers of Vandergriff Elementary, Fayetteville
Bio HERE



Here are a few of MeMe's favorite things!
Teaching strategies
Songs
Games
Orff Instruments
Recorder

And you'll learn more about her musical "Down Home in Arkansas" material, co-written with Barrett Baber, who received a four chair turn during his audition on "The Voice." You don't want to miss MeMe's workshop!


Elementary specific sessions will be Tuesday, July 24, after lunch until Wednesday, mid-afternoon.
This includes a reading session of Unison/2-Part music