Thursday, June 14, 2018

Wichita church seeks choir director

Church Choir Director Position

Lorraine Avenue Mennonite Church, 655 S. Lorraine, Wichita, Kansas
The choir has weekly Wednesday rehearsals and sings three Sunday services per month.  The church has both pipe organ and piano accompanists. 

Send resume by July 7 to:
Roger Kaufman, Chair of the Music Committee,

Start date: September 5, 2018

Monday, May 21, 2018

Hays seeking vocal music teacher

Hays Unified School District 489 is seeking a vocal music teacher for grades 6-12, with potential for related supplemental positions.

All applicants must have or be able to obtain a Kansas teaching certificate/license with an endorsement in the proper area. For more information regarding this position, please contact
Martin Straub, HHS Principal, (785) 623-2600.

Hays School District has about 3,000 students that are enrolled in a high school, a middle school, four elementary schools, and an alternative school. The staff of Unified School District No. 489 are recognized throughout Kansas and across the nation as leaders in educational excellence.
Hays Public Schools offer programs like all-day, every day kindergarten, small class sizes in the state for districts our size, and a longer school year. An extensive special education program serves children with special needs. A variety of early childhood programs serve children and their families in a three-county area from before-birth to age six.

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Beginning Date: August 2018

Salary and Benefits: The district’s current salary schedule has 12 categories, with salaries ranging from $36,170 to $57,820. Staff members employed by the school system for the first time can be granted credit for as much as 6 years of experience. A fringe benefit package includes single medical insurance coverage and term life insurance.

To Make Application, Apply online:

To learn more about our schools visit us at

USD 489, Ellis County, Kansas, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, or handicap in admission or access to or employment in its programs and activities. If you have questions regarding the above, please contact the Title IX Coordinator or the Section 504 Coordinator in the office of the Superintendent of Schools, 323 W. 12th Street, Hays, KS 67601, (785) 623-2400.

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Wichita Chamber Chorale announces upcoming concert

The Wichita Chamber Chorale announces their Chorale Classics Concert as they continue the celebration of their 40th Anniversary Year.  The Chorale will present the prize-winning composition of the 2017 Kansas Choral Composition Prize “I Am the Lord” by Lyle Stutzman.  This bi-annual competition, co-sponsored by Wichita Chamber Chorale and Senseney Music, awards a prize of $1,000.

In “Solid Ground” the Wichita Chamber Chorale gives voice to the experience of crisis, homelessness, resilience, loneliness, security and community.  Health, shelter, employment, and the basics of life can easily be taken for granted, and one or two setbacks can turn a manageable life upside down. Along with Stutzman’s composition, the concert will include works by Eric Whitacre, Arvo Pärt, Tarik O’Regan and Wichita native Kirke Mechem.

The Wichita Chamber Chorale is pleased to share the stage with the 70-voice Wichita Community Children’s Choir under the direction of Karen Sims, in an afternoon that raises awareness, and shares a universal message of hope and inspiration through music.

And finally, Family Promise of Wichita, a non-profit organization will provide a presentation to bring awareness of the need in Wichita, and inform of their compassionate support to homeless families for achieving independence.
General: $20. Senior (60+): $15 
College/University Students: $5
Elementary, Middle, and High School Students: Free 
Tickets are available online, in person at Senseney Music, 2300 E Lincoln, Wichita; by mail to the WCC, PO Box 20744, Wichita 67208; or at the door.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Oasis Chorale to perform at Kansas Choral Directors Association Convention

The Oasis Chorale will perform on Thursday, July 12, 7:30 pm First United Methodist Church in Topeka, as part of the Kansas Choral Director’s Association annual convention.

Oasis Chorale is composed of 40 singers from the United States and Canada, and conducted by Kansas native, Wendell Nisly. Drawing on their Mennonite hymn-singing background, the choir specializes in a cappella singing. They rehearse annually over a long weekend in the spring and reconvene for a tour later in the summer. As a volunteer choir, each member contributes from their own finances to be part of the choir and annual tour. Oasis Chorale has toured since 2003 in the U.S., Canada, and the British Isles.

Conductor Wendell Nisly is originally from Hutchinson, Kansas. He lives in Harrisonburg, VA and holds a Bachelor of Music Education degree from Wichita State University and a Master of Music degree in Choral Conducting from James Madison University. He also serves as administrator and educator for the Shenandoah Christian Music Camp.

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Sign up for the KCDA Director's Chorus!

New this year at the KCDA Summer Convention, the KCDA Director's Chorus!

The KCDA Director’s Chorus will perform Faure’s Requiem under the director of Dr. Robert Bode and accompanied by organist Kurt Knecht and chamber orchestra as part of our Thursday evening concert. Participants are asked to participate in three rehearsals (one Wednesday evening July 5 and two on Thursday, July 6). Annotated scores will be sent electronically to all participants. Use the link below to submit your registration by Friday, May 12.

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Job Opening: Lawrence Children's Choir


Please see the info below for a current job opening from the Lawrence Children's Choir.

Know of an opening you'd like to see posted?  Click here to send them to the webmaster.

Have a great day!

Tiffani Thompson
KCDA Webmaster

The Lawrence Children's Choir is seeking applicants for the position of Executive Director.  For more information, or to apply, click below:

Monday, February 20, 2017

Luncheon Tickets Now on Sale!


If you are heading to Wichita for the KMEA In-Service Workshop this week, we hope you'll join us for the KCDA Luncheon. Take advantage of this opportunity to network, socialize, and get the scoop on our 2017 Summer Convention.

The Luncheon will be held at the Drury on Friday, February 25, at 11:45.  Tickets are $12 if purchased before February 24, and $13 if purchased on-site at KMEA. Please save your email confirmation or print out your ticket to show at the door.

You can check out all of the details and purchase your ticket by clicking here.

Tiffani Thompson
KCDA Webmaster