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Call for Interest Session Applications – CASMEC 2018

Application for Interest Session at 2018 California All-State Music Education Conference in San Jose APPLY NOW for INTEREST SESSIONS! Application Deadline: May 5, 2017 California ACDA is issuing an open call for session proposals for the 2018 CASMEC, February 15-17 in San Jose. We are seeking sessions that are dynamic and interactive. These sessions should...

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Call for Performance Auditions – CASMEC 2018

Application for Ensemble Performance at 2018 California All-State Music Educators Conference in San Jose APPLY NOW for ENSEMBLE PERFORMANCES! Application Deadline: May 5, 2017 California ACDA is issuing an open invitation to K-12, college and university choirs to audition to perform at 2018 CASMEC in San Jose. Show Choirs, A Cappella, and Jazz Groups will...

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Call for Performance & Interest Session Applications – Western Division ACDA Conference, 2018

Call for Performance & Interest Session Applications – Western Division ACDA Conference, 2018 You can now submit applications for Choral Performances and Interest Sessions for the upcoming Western Division Conference in Pasadena. Read below for more information or visit the WDACDA website for more information. The deadline for both Interest Session and Performance applications is...

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2016 Swan Award Winner: Ron Kean

 Dr. Ronald Kean, Emeritus Professor of Music at Bakersfield College, recently retired after completing his 30th year of teaching in California. His DMA degree is from the University of Southern California where his conducting teachers were Rodney Eichenberger, James Vail, and Daniel Lewis as apprentice conductor of the USC Symphony. Prior to his advanced degrees,...

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1987 Swan Award Winner: Ben Denton

  Ben Denton has arguably, although humbly and quietly, had one of the strongest impacts on high school choral music in the San Francisco Bay Area. Born in Colony, Kansas in 1918, he had a musical family: his mother played piano for silent movies at the local theater, and his older brother was an accomplished...

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