The Choral Arts Foundation of the UpperValley and the NH and VT state chapters of ACDA are hosting a two-day conference on choral music for conductors, singers, and all who love and support the choral arts. Please mark your calendars and join us for: performances, workshops for singers and conductors, reading sessions, and musical inspiration! All conference attendees are invited to join the "conference choir" led by Tim Sharp, as well as one small ensemble, and Saturday evening all will give a concert open to the public. 

Online Registration has CLOSED. Please contact Johanna Evans ( for information about registering at the door.


Friday August 9, 2013 at 9:00 AM EDT
Saturday August 10, 2013 at 6:00 PM EDT

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Hopkins Center--Dartmouth College 
2 E. Wheelock St
Hanover, NH 03755

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Johanna Evans 
Registration for this conference is $50 and includes access to all of the events below as well as breakfast Saturday morning. 

Those who register will receive a more detailed schedule, information about workshops, and an option to buy a parking pass closer to the conference date.

Tentative Schedule:

Friday, August 9

9:00am-10:30am       Check-in
10:30-11:20am           Keynote Speech by Tim Sharp
11:30am-12:30pm    Workshop Sessions I
                                      --Unique Rounds
                                      --Conducting as Storytelling
                                      --Reading Session 1

          12:30-1:30pm            Lunch (on your own)
          1:45-3:15pm              Conference Choir Rehearsal
          3:20-4:20pm             Workshop Sessions II
                                              --Gluck "Orfeo" for choirs
                                              --Singing technique in choirs
                                              -- Audience Engagement/Education
                                              --Reading Session 2

4:30-5:45pm                Small group ensemble rehearsals
                                      --Women's Literature led by Dawn Willis
                                      --"Great Britten" led by Wayne Abercrombie
                                      --African Music led by Larry Gordon

5:45-6:45pm               Dinner (on your own)
7:00pm                        Concert of Invited Choruses

Saturday, August 10

8:00-9:00am                 Breakfast Roundtables in 53 Commons Dining Room                                                                  (included with registration) 

9:00-10:15am               Small group ensemble rehearsals
10:30am-12:45pm       Conference choir Rehearsal
1:00-2:00pm                  Lunch (on your own)
2:00-3:00pm                       Workshops
                                         --Hospice Singing
                                         --Placement within choirs
                                         --Movement and Singing
                                         -- Brahms's late a capella works

3:15-4:15pm                  Rehearsal for small ensembles
4:30-5:00pm                  Preparation for Concert
5:00-6:00pm                  Final Concert: Conference Choir and Small Ensembles