Westminster at ACDA National Conference
As the world’s only college with choral music as its core,Westminster Choir College is pleased to participate in the 
2013 ACDA National Conference

We look forward to enriching the Conference experience for everyone in Dallas.
Come and meet current students, faculty and alumni - plus representatives of the Alumni, Admission, and External Affairs offices.  Booths 213 & 214. 
Performances Recordings & Publications

Westminster Choir
Joe Miller, conductor

Friday, March 15, 2 p.m.  (Gold Track)
Winspear Opera House 

Saturday, March 16, 11 a.m. (Blue Track)
Meyerson Symphony Center
 

 

Purchase Westminster recordings and meet the conductors in the Naxos Booth 280.

Scheduled Signings
Wednesday, March 13  
Joe Miller  4 p.m.
  Flower of Beauty
  Noël 

James Jordan  5 p.m.
  Living Voices, The Music of James Whitbourn
  James Whitbourn's Annelies

NEW PREVIEW "In Your Light"
Beginning Tuesday, March 12, listen to a preview "In Your Light," a setting of Rumi's ecstatic love poem, which will be included on the Westminster Choir’s new recording The Heart’s Reflection.  Meet composer Daniel Elder in the Westminster Booths 213 & 214.  
Listen Now.

FREE TRACK DOWNLOAD
JUST FOR THE ACDA CONFERENCE
Bring a Torch, Jeannette, Isabella!
Westminster Choir
Joe Miller, conductor
From the recording Noël
To Download
Follow this link and enter the code wcc2013


BOOKS AND MUSIC
Review and purchase books and music written by Westminster faculty and alumni in the GIA Publications Booths 215-219. 

Special Events 
Westminster Alumni & Friends Reception
Thursday, March 14, 5:30 - 7:00 p.m. 

Not registered?  Just come to the door.

Fedora
1722 Routh Street, Suite 126
One Arts Plaza
Dallas, TX
www.fedoradallas.com
$10 per person | Cash bar

Virtual Choir: Bliss 4
Saturday, March 16
, 5:30 p.m.
Winspear Opera House
The Westminster Choir joins Eric Whitacre  and the event participants to perform as part of the Virtual Choir IV project.  Space is limited and only pre-registered ticket holders will be admitted.

 
 
Faculty at ACDA Alumni at ACDA

Many Westminster faculty members will be in our booth and presenting at the Conference, including:

Kathleen Ebling Shaw
Al Holcomb
James Jordan
Andrew Megill
Joe Miller
Amanda Quist
Tom Shelton

Congratulations to Amanda Quist, associate professor of conducting, ACDA National R&S Chair for Youth & Student Activities and Chair of the National ACDA Student Conducting Competition Committee

SCHEDULE

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 13
9 A.M.

Roundtable: Making Music Work for Middle School Chorus - Composition, Arrangement, and Editing for Real Life Experience and Excellence
Tom Shelton, assistant professor of sacred music, panelist

10:30 A.M.
Passion for the Choral Art: A Conversation with Dale Warland
Amanda Quist, associate professor of conducting, presider 

4 P.M.
CD Signing – Naxos Booth
Joe Miller, professor of conducting

5 P.M.
CD Signing – Naxos Booth
James Jordan, professor of conducting

THURSDAY, MARCH 14
8 A.M.
Face to Face
Amanda Quist, assistant professor of conducting

9 A.M.
Roundtable: "In Between the Lines" Youth and Student Activities
Amanda Quist, associate professor of conducting, host
Elizabeth Schauer MM’90, panelist

10:15 A.M.
Publisher’s Reading Session
GIA Publications: New Secular Choral Releases
James Jordan, professor of conducting
Joe Miller, professor of conducting

Westminster Choir concert
Joe Miller, conductor

6 P.M.
Collegiate Student Reception
Amanda Quist, associate professor of conducting, co-host

SATURDAY, MARCH 16
11 A.M.
Westminster Choir concert
Joe Miller, conductor

5:30 P.M.
Virtual Choir 4 Bliss with Eric Whitacre
Westminster Choir
Joe Miller, conductor

 

 

Congratulations to Kevin O’Brien ‘01, winner of the Julius Herford Dissertation Prize.

Kevin’s dissertation, “Russell Woollen: Catalogue  and Contextual Examination of the Sacred Music” was written for his DMA at The Catholic University of America under advisor Leo Nestor in 2011. O’Brien is currently lecturer in music at the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music of The Catholic University of America, teaching undergraduate choral conducting, music theory, and conducting two of the school’s  five choruses. He is also music director at St. Peter’s Church on Capitol Hill, and is active as conductor in both the CUA and Washington communities.

SCHEDULE

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 13 
11:45 A.M.
Pre-Concert Organ Recital
Scott Dettra ‘97, MM’98

12 noon and 4:30 P.M.
Herford Prize Presentation
Kevin O’Brien ‘01

THURSDAY, MARCH 14
7 A.M.
Yoga for Conductors and Singers
Steven A. Russell ‘83
Patricia Joyce ‘85, presider

9 A.M.
The Legacy of Lawson-Gould
Alice Parker DMA (hon.)

10:30 A.M.
Poetry and Music in Britten’s War Requiem
Dennis Shrock ‘67

FRIDAY, MARCH 15
7 A.M.
Yoga for Conductors and Singers
Steven A. Russell ‘83

9 A.M.
Roundtable: "In Between the Lines" Youth and Student Activities
Amanda Quist, associate professor of conducting, host
Elizabeth Schauer MM’90panelist

10:15 A.M.
Choral Cross Training: Exploring the Music of Non-Western Cultures with Bel Canto–Trained Singers
Eduardo Garcia-Novelli ’96

How to Improvise with Your Choral Group in Ten Easy Steps
Marc Silverberg ’11 

2 P.M.
Into the Mind of the University of Delaware Chorale
Paul Head MM ‘97

SATURDAY, MARCH 16
9 A.M.
Publisher’s Reading Session
GIA Publications: Sacred Music and Historical Music Series
Dennis Shrock ‘67

12:30 pm.
Children’s and Community Youth Honor Choir concert
James Litton, ‘56. MM ‘58, conductor

4 P.M.
University of Delaware Chorale concert
Paul Head MM’97, conductor 

8 P.M.
University of Delaware Chorale concert
Paul Head MM’97, conductor