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Current articles and information


Mission and purpose of the WA ACDA "Seed Money" (request for funds) for serving the choral art in Washington Read more
HERE for request for funds form.





Mentor Pods! What is this all about? Let Aly Henniger and Jason Saunders tell you about this marvelous new idea! Read more


“Where can I find that beautiful Ēriks Ešenvalds, Veljo Tormis or Vaclovas Augstinas score?”
An overview of the University of Washington Baltic Choral Library Collection Read more




Fostering Mutual Musical Respect with Your Choir Members Read more
by Ailisa Newhall, R&R Chair for Commercial Music



Standing on the Mountain Top: Why I Love the Summer Institute Read more
by Aimee Mell,



Building Safe Space for Trans-gender Voices - Outline from workshop of February, 2016 Presenters included Dr. Sarah Bartolome, northwestern University, Julie Parsons, ACDA President-Elect, Scott Farrell, Private Voice Teacher and former conductor of the Seattle Lesbian/Gay Chorus, Allan Andrews, Mitchell Hunter, Lynn Goralski, Halie Looper, and Dr. Heather MacLaughlin Garbes, Western ACDA Liaison Link here goes to a PDF of the outline of the discussion



"Great music set to great poetry for children's choirs"; workshop held January 15 and 16, 2016 Read more

by Darcy Morrissey, R&S Chair for Children's and Community Youth Choirs




Get MORE from your membership - for FREE (Almost!) Read more

by Julie Parson, WA-ACDA President-Elect




Captive audience? It's Sing-Along Time! Read more

by Darcy Morrissey, WA ACDA Secretary




In praise of the small work  Read more

by Julie Parsons, President-Elect, WA ACDA




Why Music? The Importance of Music In America Read more

by Brian Mitchell, President-Elect, WA ACDA




Training for a lifetime of singing Read more

by April Duvic, R&S Chair for Two-Year Colleges and presenter at the 2014 Summer Institute



Less is more: choosing beginning jazz lit Read more

by Charlotte Reese, R&S Chair for Vocal Jazz








Washington ACDA - A Chapter of the American Choral Directors Association
Brian Mitchell, WA ACDA President