Tuesday, March 25, 2014

OBU Chorale Concert

Please see the following concert announcement from KCDA member Rebecca Prater.

Have a great day!

Tiffani N. Thompson
KCDA Webmaster


Brent Ballweg, our SWACDA president, will be touring in the KC area with his college choir - Oklahoma Baptist University’s University Chorale - next week.  They will be presenting a concert at Grace Covenant Presbyterian Church in Overland Park on Tuesday, April 1st at 7:30pm.   Please see the attached flyer or visit gcpc.org for more details.

Rebecca J Prater
Director of Music Ministries
Grace Covenant Presbyterian Church
11100 College Blvd.
Overland Park, KS 66210
913-345-1256, ext. 13

Monday, March 24, 2014

Heartland Men's Chorus Concert

Good afternoon, KCDA,

I hope that you all had a lovely and relaxing Spring Break!

This Saturday and Sunday the Heartland Men's Chorus will present their Spring Concert I Am Harvey Milk at the Folly Theatre under the direction of our very own President-Elect, Dustin Cates.  If you're in the Kansas City area, consider attending one of the two performances.  For more information and to purchase tickets, visit http://hmckc.org/spring-concert/

High School directors - don't forget to register for State Large Group!

Tiffani N. Thompson
KCDA Webmaster

Friday, March 14, 2014

Spring Break!

Happy Spring Break!!

And for those experiencing the spring break/contest prep dilemma:

A few things before we depart for a (hopefully) restful and relaxing week.  

The KCDA Website has a new look!  Visit www.kansaschoral.com to find details on our 2014 Summer Convention - inCHOIRing Minds - as well as choral resources, honor choir information, awards, and much more!

Also now available on the website is the Spring edition of our Choral Range.  Click here to read: Choral Range.  Thanks to Dr. Brad Vogel for all of his hard work as editor.

Have a great break, and safe travels to those headed to SWACDA next week!

Tiffani N. Thompson
KCDA Webmaster

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Women's Choir Extension

The deadline for the 2014 All-State Women's Choir has been EXTENDED until Friday, March 28th.  All other submission and audition information remains the same, and can be accessed HERE.

Don't forget to take advantage of the KMEA Rate for Summer Convention Registration.  This deadline has NOT been extended, and will end tomorrow at 11:30pm.  Save $15 by registering today.

Have a great Friday Eve!

Tiffani N. Thompson
KCDA Webmaster

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Job Opportunity

The Lawrence Children's Choir is seeking an accompanist.  Please see the following message from Artistic Director Carolyn Welch concerning the position details, and contact her for further information.

Have a great day!



The Lawrence Children's Choir is seeking an accompanist to replace Marilyn Epp, co-founder and long-time LCC accompanist. Duties include playing for the Tour and Ambassador Choirs, which rehearse on Monday evenings weekly during the academic year and once a month on Saturdays. LCC gives 2-5 concerts per year, plus additional performances at smaller venues by the Ambassador Choir. Other expectations include providing artistic input, helping to make rehearsal recordings, running sectionals and accompanying the Tour Choir on tour (usually a week during the summer). 

Please contact Carolyn Welch, Artistic Director, at cawelch@lawrencechildrenschoir.org for more information. 

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Women's Choir and Discounted Summer Convention Rates

Two reminders for this week:

The KMEA Special Rate (active members only) for the 2014 KCDA Summer Convention expires this Friday at 11:30PM. 
This summer's convention will include presentations from
Dr. Tim Seelig, Laura Farnell, Drs. Julie Yu and Joshua Oppenheim, and Christy Elsner; performances by the Kansas All-State Women's Choir and ARISE; and reading sessions suitable for all levels of choral music.
Save $15 by registering today and selecting the "KMEA Special Rate for Active Members":
 Summer Convention Registration

Audition materials for the 2014 Kansas All-State Women's Choir must be postmarked by this Friday, March 7. 

Please mail applications, registration fees, and recordings to
Amy Brown
Wichita Northwest High School
1220 N. Tyler Rd.
Wichita, KS 67212
or email to: abrown2@usd259.net 
Visit www.kansaschoral.com for more information

Happy Mardi Gras!
Tiffani N. Thompson
KCDA Webmaster