Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Early-Bird Ends Friday!

Sitting at home on on another snow day and can't think of anything to do?

Register for the 2013 KCDA Summer Conference!  Just two days remain for the reduced KMEA Early-Bird registration rate.

Also remember March 8 is the postmark deadline for audition materials for the KCDA All-State Women's Choir.  Directors with Women's Choir participants receive a rebate on your convention registration.

Your KCDA leadership team is working hard to plan a relevant and meaningful convention for choral directors in all areas.  REGISTER TODAY!

2 EASY Registration Options:

Dustin Cates
KCDA Webmaster

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Early-Bird Special

It was great to see many of you at KMEA! Just a quick reminder that if you register for the KCDA Summer Convention before March 1 you receive the KMEA Early-Bird rate. Use the like below to register/pay online:

Also--don't forget to send in your audition recordings and applications for the KCDA All-State Women's Choir by March 8. Directors with singers in the women's choir also receive a rebate on convention registration. Audition info is available on the Honor Choirs page of

Stay safe and warm in all this snow!

Dustin Cates
KCDA Webmaster

Thursday, February 21, 2013


KCDA Friends:

Our new online registration is live on the KCDA website!  Register now and get the KMEA Early-Bird Special registration rate (until March 1).  Also be sure to check out our new registration options including: Day-Passes, Special Rates for Students, First-Timers and Retirees and our One-Day Workshop with Dr. Patrick Freer on Adolescent Voices.

To register for the 2013 KCDA Summer Convention CLICK HERE.

A special shout out to all of you who are in Wichita at KMEA--be sure to stop by and see us at the KCDA booth!

Dustin Cates
KCDA Webmaster

Monday, February 18, 2013


See the message below from KCDA President, Dr. David Gardner.

See you soon!
Dustin Cates
KCDA Webmaster

Dear Kansas Choral Directors,

I’m looking forward to seeing you at the KMEA In Service Workshop this week. Please stop by the KCDA booth to say “Hi!” While you’re there, you can buy a ticket for the KCDA Luncheon on Friday, register at a special early bird rate for the KCDA Summer Convention, submit your students’ audition materials for the 2013 All-State Women’s Choir, and renew your ACDA membership.

Also, be sure to attend the KCDA Reading Session at 8:00 am Friday in the Service Club and don’t miss the many wonderful choral concerts, including the KCDA Treble Honor Choir, conducted by Rollo Dilworth.

Finally, I want to forward this message from KMEA President Craig Manteuffel:

Good Morning KMEA Members,
The weather forecast is a bit discouraging for this week, BUT the KMEA In-Service Workshop is never cancelled or postponed!
My suggestion to everyone involved including teachers, All-State members, clinicians, etc. is to follow @ksmea via Twitter using your smart phone or computer. Please forward this email to your students and parents that are involved this week!
Troy Johnson, KMEA webmaster will tweet important updates throughout the week and you can stay informed by clicking on or on the KMEA home page ( Look for the box that reads “KMEA Twitter Updates” for the latest information. The most important thing, always BE SAFE!!!
Thank you and I will see you all in Wichita,

See you soon!

Dave Gardner

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Sympathy & Prayers

KCDA would like to extend our sympathy and prayers go out to Bill Korinek and his family at the loss of Bill’s son, James from a heart attack on Monday.  Before his retirement, Bill served for many years as the vocal music teacher at Buhler High School.

Dustin Cates
KCDA Webmaster