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Louisiana ACDA Fall Virtual Vocal Conference

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The fall gathering of the Louisiana Chapter of the American Choral Directors Association held in New Orleans, LA.

Schedule

· Stage
Opening Announcements & President's Welcome
Amy Prats
· Stage
Keynote Address & Virtual Honor Choir Premiere
Dr. Andrea Ramsey talks about self-care and the practical realities of being a choral music educator during COVID.
Andrea Ramsey
· Stage
LIVE Q&A with Andrea Ramsey
Dr. Andrea Ramsey will be working with select choirs in a LIVE Q&A Session.
Catherine McManus Amy Wakefield Andrea Ramsey
· Sessions
Teaching With Heart: Justice or Just Us?
Jason Max Ferdinand and Ryan Marsh present this session on an exciting new publication that is coming soon!
Ryan Marsh Jason Max Ferdinand
· Stage
Live Q&A with Andrea Ramsey
Dr. Andrea Ramsey will be working with select choirs in a LIVE Q&A Session.
Anthony Sears Andrea Ramsey
· Sessions
Kodály & Choral Music Panel Discussion
A Kodály choral music discussion.
Henry Leck Fernando Malvar-Ruiz Jarrod Richey Sandy Knudson Susan Brumfield
· Expo
Teacher Resource Vendor Time
Curriculum and Resource Options from music and education representatives.
· Expo
College Music Fair
Hear from University and College Music Programs from around the state of Louisiana.
· Stage
Diversity Panel Discussion
Hear from 4 very respected choral music educators as they discuss this very timely and important topic.
Tesfa Wondemagegnehu Jason Max Ferdinand Andre Thomas Anton Armstrong
· Sessions
Virtual Reading Session
· Sessions
Exploring Unique Collaborations: Singing Actors in the World of Choral Storytelling
Hear how opera and choir share limitless rewarding opportunities to forge new narratives through collaboration between director and conductor.
Rachel Harris Trey Davis
· Stage
Children and Youth Choirs: A Conversation with Experts
A Discussion with Bob Chilcott, Henry Leck, Deborah Mello, Emily Ellsworth, & moderated by Cheryl Dupont
· Sessions
Yay! I got a job! Now what do I do?!?! Tips and Tricks for a Successful First Year and Beyond
This session will focus on the transition from pre-service teaching to real-life teaching and/or starting a new position.
Lauren Ramey
· Sessions
Concert Programming: Like Planning a Full-Course Meal
Hear Peggy Dettwiler from Mansfield University talk about this bread and butter topic for choral music educators.
Peggy Dettwiler
· Sessions
Inherent Biases Found in the Choral Music Education Curriculum
Hear Felicia Barber present on this timely topic.
Felicia Barber
· Sessions
Stay Gold: Five Core Tenets for Building a Choral Program
Dr. Posada will focus on five core tenets that will build, motivate, and innovate your program.
Eric Posada
· Sessions
Intentional Choral Warm-Ups: Skill Building & Accountability
Through various warm-up exercises, Dr. Posada will identify each targeted skill while diagnosing issues and proposing solutions.
Eric Posada
· Sessions
Eves and Adam: Teaching Women's Choirs Through a Male Prism
The future of women’s choirs is hopeful, if we will cultivate and nourish these voices that have been neglected for too long.
Phillip Stockton
· Sessions
Breaking the Binary: Creating Safe Spaces for Non-Binary, Agender, Transgender, and Otherwise Genderqueer Students in the Choral Classroom
Jaci Guidry Caleb Porter
· Sessions
FROM CLASSROOM TO CHORUS: Building on the K-5 Foundation
It’s a big leap from the “happy circle” of the K-5 music class to the structure and pace of a choral rehearsal.
Susan Brumfield
· Sessions
Rise to the Top! The Four R’s of Establishing Excellence in the Choral Classroom: Relationships, Relevance, Relentlessness, and Rigor
By utilizing the concepts behind The Four R’s, educators can shape the class climate and investment of students in their program.
Lauren Ramey
· Sessions
Building Inclusive Choirs
This clinic session contributes to the growing national conversation around broadening choral music’s inclusivity.
Aaron Knodle Ayesha Casie Chetty
· Stage
Closing Acknowledgements and Announcements

Speakers

Henry Leck

Conference Panelist

Jaci Guidry

Guest Speaker

Amy Wakefield

Benton High School

Catherine McManus

Walker High School

Ryan Marsh

Interest Session Presenter

Amy Prats

Louisiana ACDA President

Fernando Malvar-Ruiz

Conference Panelist

Andrea Ramsey

Conference Keynote Speaker

Jarrod Richey

Louisiana ACDA Board Member

Sandy Knudson

Conference Panelist

Felicia Barber

Interest Session Presenter

Natalie True

Louisiana ACDA Treasurer

Anthony Sears

Louisiana ACDA Membership Chair

Lauren Ramey

Interest Session Speaker

Kevin Caparotta

Louisiana ACDA Vice President

Anton Armstrong

Conference Panelist

Trey Davis

Interest Session Presenter

Rachel Harris

Interest Session Presenter

Peggy Dettwiler

Interest Session Presenter

Ayesha Casie Chetty

Interest Session Presenter

Phillip Stockton

Interest Session Speaker

Eric Posada

Interest Session Presenter

Aaron Knodle

Interest Session Presenter

Andre Thomas

Conference Panelist

Susan Brumfield

Conference Presenter

Jason Max Ferdinand

Conference Panelist

Tesfa Wondemagegnehu

Conference Panelist

Caleb Porter

Interest Session Presenter

Amy Prats

Louisiana ACDA President

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