Friday, May 31, 2013

Clarification about One-Day Patrick Freer Workshop

One more thing about Summer Convention Registration – Some have expressed confusion regarding the difference between registering for a one day pass for $50 and registering for the one day Patrick Freer Workshop for $65.

The difference is that normally, one must be an ACDA member in order to attend any part of the convention, so the $50 one day passes are for members only.  The $65 fee for the Patrick Freer workshop is for non-ACDA members and represents a substantial savings over registration plus membership.  (Of course, we’re hoping that the non-members will fall in love with us and join up!)

Dave Gardner

Get Expressive - Only 7 Days Left of Pre-registration!

Dear Choral Friends,

Have you ever wondered how to get your singers to be more expressive?

Would you like to be able to help them really connect and communicate with their audiences?

Then you really don’t want to miss Tom Carter at the 2013 KCDA Summer Convention.   You can read more about Tom at his website.

Only 7 days remain to register at the pre-registration reduced rate, so visit today and we'll see you in Topeka!

Dave Gardner, KCDA President

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Dear KCDA Friends,

Time is growing short!  The pre-registration deadline for the KCDA Summer Convention has been extended to midnight on Friday, June 7.  Register before then to save $25 on the active member registration fee.

Pre-registration also helps us to save money by ordering the right number of reading packets, so you’ll be helping your organization, too.

Online registration is available here.

Highlights of the convention can be read here.

Detailed schedule, clinician bios, and other information is available here.

Register soon, and I'll look forward to seeing you in Topeka.

Dave Gardner, KCDA President

Friday, May 24, 2013

Summer Convention and Voting

Dear KCDA Friends,

I hope your academic year has come to a wonderful conclusion – welcome to summer!

If you haven’t been there lately, check out the KCDA website today.  There’s plenty of information there about the absolutely dynamite Summer Convention we have planned for July 11-13 at the Topeka Ramada Convention Center.

Also, voting is now live for our next President-Elect.  We have two outstanding candidates, Dustin Cates and Carolyn Welch.  Read their bios and cast your vote.  The voting will remain open until Saturday, July 13, and the new President Elect will be announced on that day at the convention.

See you in Topeka,

Dave Gardner
Kansas Choral Directors Association President

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Job Opportunities

Grandview High School, Choral Director
Grandview, Missouri
Apply Online:

Central United Methodist Church, Director of Music (possible part-time or full-time position)
Kansas City, Missouri - On the Campus of UMKC
Send resume to Rev. Jim Simpson:

Dustin Cates
KCDA Webmaster

Friday, May 17, 2013


Due to a domain renewal our website, was down as of midnight 5/16/13.  The issue has been resolved and our site should be up and running within the next few hours.

If you would like to register online for the 2013 Summer Convention that link is up and running CLICK HERE.

Sorry for any inconvenience.

Dustin Cates
KCDA Webmaster 

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Registration Reminder!

As the year comes to a close don't forget to register for the 2013 KCDA Summer Convention!  CLICK HERE for your registration options.

Also--the 13/14 All-State Literature has been posted use the link or visit

BE BRAVE!  Just a few weeks left!

Dustin Cates
KCDA Webmaster