State Conference 2017 — Applications

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American Choral Directors Association of Minnesota (ACDA-MN)

Annual State Conference
November 17 & 18, 2017
St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church • Mahtomedi MN

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APPLICATION for CONCERT PERFORMANCE

APPLICATION for CONCERT PERFORMANCE

NEW THIS YEAR

  • Exclusive On-Line Applications Submitted through Opus Event
  • No cost to audition
  • Applications received by Thursday, June 1, 2017, 10:00 pm

ITEMS NEEDED TO APPLY ON OPUS EVENT

  • Personal Member and Institution Contact Information
  • ACDA Member Number and Expiration Date
  • Upload mp3 format three contrasting recordings from last two academic years (2015-16 and 2016-17)
  • Upload in pdf format, programs representing each recording
  • Upload in pdf format, proposed 25 minute conference program
  • Upload in pdf format, signed Administrative Certificate of Approval to apply and/or appear at the Conference

FURTHER INFORMATION

Recording Specifications

  • Must be recorded in mp3 format
  • Submit complete selections only
  • Total recording time should be between 8 and 12 minutes
  • Show Choirs are required to upload a video recording demonstrating 3 contrasting selections. The video upload is in place of the 3 recordings. The video should be  between 8 and 12 minutes in length. Video formats accepted are: mp3, wmv, avi, mov, mpg, mpeg, mp4, and flv. One pdf file of a corresponding concert program is also required.

Application Schedule

  • June 1 – Uploaded application items and recording entered via Opus Event
  • June 15 – Director Notification via phone or email message from Conference Chair

Eligibility

  • Conductor must be a current member of ACDA, and employed in the same position for two academic years (2015-16 and 2016-17)
  • ACDA does not assume any financial responsibility for travel, food, or lodging for performance groups.
  • The application implies that the choir is prepared to travel to and perform at the conference if selected.
  • Conductor must officially register at the posted registration rates for the conference in the day/weekend that their ensemble is performing.
  • In the interest of fairness, ACDA reserves the right to select ensembles who have not recently been scheduled on conference programs.
  • Failure to comply with any or all of the specifications in the application process will automatically disqualify the application.
  • ACDA reserves the right to approve any applications for appearance and to edit all materials proposed for distribution.

ACCESS TO OPUS EVENT

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APPLICATION for CLINIC PERFORMANCE

APPLICATION for CLINIC PERFORMANCE

NEW THIS YEAR

  • Exclusive On-Line Applications Submitted through Opus Event
  • No cost to audition
  • Applications received by Thursday, June 1, 2017, 10:00 pm

ITEMS NEEDED TO APPLY ON OPUS EVENT

  • Personal Member and Institution Contact Information
  • ACDA Member Number and Expiration Date
  • Upload mp3 format one representative recordings from current academic year (2016-17)
  • Upload in pdf format, program representing the recording
  • Upload in pdf format, proposed 2 or 3 piece clinic program
  • Upload in pdf format, statement of performance and educational goals your choir seeks for this appearance.
  • Upload in pdf format, signed Administrative Certificate of Approval to apply and/or appear at the Conference

FURTHER INFORMATION

Recording Specifications

  • Must be recorded in mp3 format
  • Submit complete selections only

Application Schedule

  • June 1 – Uploaded application items and recording entered via Opus Event
  • June 15 – Director Notification via phone or email message from Conference Chair

Eligibility

  • Conductor must be a current member of ACDA, and employed in the same position for two academic years (2015-16 and 2016-17)
  • ACDA does not assume any financial responsibility for travel, food, or lodging for performance groups.
  • The application implies that the choir is prepared to travel to and perform at the conference if selected.
  • Conductor must officially register at the posted registration rates for the conference in the day/weekend that their ensemble is performing.
  • In the interest of fairness, ACDA reserves the right to select ensembles who have not recently been scheduled on conference programs.
  • Failure to comply with any or all of the specifications in the application process will automatically disqualify the application.
  • ACDA reserves the right to approve any applications for appearance and to edit all materials proposed for distribution.

ACCESS TO OPUS EVENT

Conference Clinic Performance Step by Step Guide to OpusEvent.com


AN AMERICAN PORTRAIT with MACK WILBERG

AN AMERICAN PORTRAIT with MACK WILBERG

featuring

Six Auditioned SATB Minnesota High School Choirs

Friday, November 17, 2017

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St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church • Mahtomedi (Performance Location)

ACDA-MN is proud to announce that noted American composer/arranger [sg_popup id=22]Mack Wilberg[/sg_popup] will be headlining the ACDA-MN State Conference during the weekend of November 17-18, 2017.

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As artistic director and conductor of the famed Mormon Tabernacle Choir, Mr. Wilberg will be featured in an exciting event featuring six auditioned SATB high school choirs performing several of Wilberg’s American folk song arrangements. [sg_popup id=”22″ event=”click”]Mr. Wilberg’s Bio.[/sg_popup]

Schedule — Friday, November 17, 2017

Morning:

Rehearsal of six auditioned high school choirs at Trinity Lutheran Church, Stillwater

Box Lunch:

Served at Trinity Lutheran Church (catered by Brines Market, Stillwater)

Afternoon:

Combined rehearsals continue
Transfer of festival choirs to St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church, Mahtomedi
Combined rehearsals continue at concert venue

Italian Buffet Dinner:

Served at St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church (catered by Donatelli’s, Vadnais Heights)

Early evening:

Solo Choir rehearsals on stage

Evening:

Concert performance (8:00-9:30 pm) at St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church, Mahtomedi

Note:  meal costs charged to participating choirs

Concert Program — Friday, November 17, 2017

St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church • Mahtomedi

Opening

All Choirs (#1-6) performing Wilberg arrangement #1 (conducted by Wilberg)

Special Note:  Solo pieces are to be selected from the American folk song genre, non-Wilberg arrangements

Choir 1 & 2:  (staged/positioned side by side)

Choir 1 solo piece #1
Choir 2 solo piece #1
Choir 1 solo piece #2
Choir 2 solo piece #2
Combined Choir 1 & 2:  Wilberg arrangement #2 (conducted by Wilberg)

Choir 3 & 4:  (staged/positioned side by side)

Choir 3 solo piece #1
Choir 4 solo piece #1
Choir 3 solo piece #2
Choir 4 solo piece #2
Combined Choir 3 & 4:  Wilberg arrangement #3 (conducted by Wilberg)

Choir 5 & 6:  (staged/positioned side by side)

Choir 5 solo piece #1
Choir 6 solo piece #1
Choir 5 solo piece #2
Choir 6 solo piece #2
Combined Choir 5 & 6:  Wilberg arrangement #4 (conducted by Wilberg)

Closing

All Choirs (#1-6) performing Wilberg arrangement #5 (conducted by Wilberg)

In summary:  Selected choirs sing two solo pieces, and three Wilberg arrangements with combined choirs and/or groupings.

AUDITION & APPLICATION INFORMATION

Auditions

  • Exclusive On-Line Applications submitted through Opus Event
  • No cost to audition
  • Received by Friday, March 31, 10:00 pm
  • Access to Opus Event audition tutorial

Items needed to apply on Opus Event

  • Personal Member and Institution Contact Information
  • ACDA Member Number and Expiration Date (current membership required)
  • Upload mp3 format three contrasting recordings from last two academic years (2015-16 and 2016-17)
  • Upload in pdf format, programs representing each recording
  • Upload in pdf format, signed Administrative Certificate of Approval to apply and/or appear at the Conference

Recording Specifications

  • Must be recorded in mp3 format
  • Submit complete selections only
  • Total recording time should be between 8 and 12 minutes

Application Schedule

  • March 31, 10:00 pm – Uploaded application items and recordings entered via Opus Event
  • April 15 – Director notification via phone or email message from Conference Chair

Eligibility

  • Conductor must be a current member of ACDA, and employed in the same position for two academic years (2015-16 and 2016-17).
  • ACDA does not assume any financial responsibility for travel, food, or lodging for performance groups.
  • The application implies that the choir is prepared to travel to and perform at the conference if selected.
  • Conductor must officially register at the posted registration rates for the conference in the day/weekend that their ensemble is performing.
  • In the interest of fairness, ACDA reserves the right to select ensembles who have not recently been scheduled on conference programs.
  • Failure to comply with any or all of the specifications in the application process will automatically disqualify the application.
  • ACDA reserves the right to approve any applications for appearance and to edit all materials proposed for distribution.

ACCESS TO OPUS EVENT

Wilberg Americana Step by Step Guide to OpusEvent.com