Friday, September 16, 2016

National Worship Leader Conference - Discounted Rate!


Please see the following message from Suzie Stablein about the National Worship Leader Conference in October.  Consider taking advantage of the great discount!

Have a wonderful weekend!

Tiffani N. Thompson
KCDA Webmaster


Dear Kansas Choral Directors Association Member,
We are just a little over a month until the National Worship Leader Conference – Kansas in Lenexa (Kansas City area).  We have a special 20% discount rate just for KCDA members who are on staff at their church.  That rate is good for your whole team!  Volunteer team members can come at the mentoree rate of $199 (no additional discount on mentoree or student rates). PLUS you can bring your senior pastor for free – just email us after you register with their name and email address and we will add them to your group for free.
We’re excited about going to Westside Family Church in Lenexa, KS (Kansas City area) October 5 & 6.  Our speakers and worship leaders include:  David Nasser, Zac Hicks, Laura Story, Paul Baloche, William McDowell, Tommy Walker, Todd Dulaney, Ben Cantelon, and Brothers McClurg plus more!   We have changed from 3 days to 2 to help save you with taking time off work and with travel costs – but you still will get 8 workshops to attend live PLUS get all the recorded ones afterwards (still over 70 to choose from!). And this year you can bring those traveling with you to the nights of worship for FREE!
Our theme this year is “Teach Us to Pray” and we talk about the worship leader as prayer leader.  As our publisher, Chuck Fromm has shared the following quote in the past – “He who sings, prays twice” – it gives your job a new take, as a leader of sung prayer.
We’re being very intentional this year with our sessions.  You will find a fresh approach to the classic order of worship.  Each of the diverse voices and styles at the NWLC will come together under the classic order of worship: Gathering, The Word, The Table, and Sending Out. In order to both model and lead biblical worship that is inspired by the vast spectrum of God’s glory, every artist and teacher at NWLC is invested in the liturgy of the entire event. Robert Webber wrote on this topic extensively. In a short article in the September ’06 issue of Worship Leader magazine, we can catch a glimpse of this powerful way of thinking and part of the inspiration for designing the National Worship Leader Conference liturgy.
The National Worship Leader Conference is designed to take you away from the distractions and place you in a house of worship with others like you to learn, refresh and breathe in the presence of our Heavenly Father. Musicians, pastors, worship team members, and multimedia artists gather to find inspiration and renewal. When this happens, we believe your passion will flow forth with a powerful impact on your entire worship community. This is not merely a battery re-charge, this is a time to restore and rediscover your life’s passion and calling.
To get the special 20% off have you can register online at using the following code (KCDA20)

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Treble Honor Choir Submissions Now Open!


The link to submit Treble Honor Choir auditions is now live!!

Quick directions:

  • Login or create/setup an account
  • Click "Activate New Audition" from the "Auditions" Menu at the top of the page
  • Use the event tag: GWN5XM8
  • Add students to your roster from the "Students" menu at the top of the page
  • Assign students to audition from the "Entires" menu at the top of the page
  • VOILA! Upload auditions!
  • Mail audition fee check to KCDA Treasurer Steve Miller:
    • Steve Miller
      12721 NW 60th St.
      Halstead, KS 67056
  • Auditions and registration forms (all online) are due by 11:59pm, Oct. 3, 2016
  • Checks must be postmarked (to Steve) by Oct. 24, 2016
  • The KCDA Statewide Treble Honor Choir performs as part of the KMEA In-Service Workshop and is open to all students grades 5-9 with unchanged voices.
  • Dr. Patrick Freer is the clinician for 2017.
  • Audition materials and specifications can be found at
  • Students may not audition for both the Treble Honor Choir AND the KMEA Middle Level Honor Choir

Please let us know if you have questions or any issues. Have a wonderful day!

Tiffani Thompson
KCDA Webmaster