Thursday, June 26, 2014

Convention Schedule

The 2014 Convention Schedule is now available online! View or print the schedule here: 2014 Convention Schedule

Only two weeks to Topeka!


Saturday, June 21, 2014

Job Opportunity

KCDA - Please see the following message about a job opportunity for a part-time music director at Shawnee Heights United Methodist Church.

Have a great day!

Tiffani N. Thompson
KCDA Webmaster


Shawnee Heights United Methodist Church, located southeast of Topeka in Tecumseh, Kansas, is seeking a part-time MUSIC DIRECTOR, to begin August 1, 2014. To apply for this position, please send resume to:

Shawnee Heights UMC
c/o Rev. Judy Long O’Neal
6020 SE 44th St.
Tecumseh, KS 66542

Or e-mail to:

Applications will be reviewed and interviews scheduled. Questions? Please call me at 785-379-5492 or e-mail

Rev. Judy Long O’Neal
Pastor, Shawnee Heights UMC

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Convention Countdown: 3 Weeks!

It's hard to believe that the Summer Convention is only three weeks away.  If you haven't already registered, it's not too late. Follow these links to register or read about this year's convention.

If you have not yet booked your hotel, the Ramada is full.  Overflow guest rooms are available at the Senate Luxury Suites (901 SW Tyler, Topeka, KS).  The room rate is $83 per night plus tax and includes full hot breakfast buffet.  Reservations will be accepted at the group rate until June 30.  To make reservations, please contact Senate Suites at 785.233.5050 and mention KCDA.

Hope that you're all enjoying your summer.  See you in a few weeks!

Tiffani N. Thompson
KCDA Webmaster

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

WSU: Summer Choral Clinic

Please see the following announcement from Dr. Michael Hanawalt about Wichita State's Summer Choral Clinic.


Join the WSU Choral Faculty for our Summer Choral Clinic

Join the WSU choral faculty for an exciting workshop that includes fifteen one-hour presentations on a wide variety of topics that impact the choral classroom.  Topics include: Teaching Cycles, Score Study, Warm-ups, Sight-reading, Spiritual Performance Practice, Voice Development, History/Stylistic Awareness, IPA and Choral Diction, Recruiting, Administration/Faculty relations, and MORE!
Participants will engage in informative and entertaining sessions designed to help with real-world teaching.  They have the opportunity to read through historically representative repertoire.  They can “pick the brains” of multiple presenters with a wide array of choral conducting experience. 
The workshop takes place June 25-27, 2014.  Graduate credit is available!

Complete information can be found here: Comprehensive Choral Conductor

Michael J. Hanawalt, Ph.D.
Director of Choral Activities
Wichita State University
1845 Fairmount St, Box 53
Wichita, KS 67260
(316) 978-6429

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Kauffman Center Future Stages Festival

On Sunday, June 22, the Kauffman Center will present the Future Stages Festival, an extension of the Kauffman Center’s Open Doors Spotlight on Youth program.  The festival features twenty four groups from the Kansas City area, including ensembles directed by three KCDA members: The Lawrence Children's Choir (Carolyn Welch, Artistic Director), and Voices of Change Young Men's Choir (Eli Jones and Leayn Losh, Directors).

The event is free and open to the public, but you must RSVP to attend.  For a full list of performances, event details, or to reserve your ticket, click here.

Tiffani N. Thompson
KCDA Webmaster

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Last Chance! Early Registration Ends Tonight!

Pre-Registration ENDS TONIGHT for the 2014 Summer Convention: inCHOIRing Minds. Don't miss out on the discounted rate; register now by clicking here.

Already registered or need more information?  Visit the KCDA Website to read convention highlights, book your hotel, or renew your ACDA membership.

See you in Topeka!

Tiffani N. Thompson
KCDA Webmaster