Undergraduate and graduate students are a vitally important part of ACDA, and we have planned events, activities, and financial programs just for you!
Kegerreis Scholarship winners receive $250 toward attending the conference, a special ribbon for their conference badges identifying them as Kegerreis Scholars, and opportunities to interact with attendees by serving as either greeters (undergrads) or as hosts for interest sessions (grads).
This year's Kegerreis Collegiate Scholarship winners are
Melinda Abodeely, Keene State College (NH)
Gabriel DiGennaro, University of Delaware (DE)
Nathan Glocke, Penn State University (PA)
Caitlin Henning, Ithaca College (NY)
Rachel Kershner, Towson University (MD)
Joshua Nannestad, Boston University (MA)
Kelly Perkins, Mansfield University (PA)
Jessica Rucinski, Harvard University (MA)
Student Worker Program
Student workers will be assigned no more than eight hours of tasks during the course of the conference so that they can participate fully in concerts and sessions. Specific tasks include working as stage crew members for concerts, ushering, collating music packets etc.
Undergraduate Conducting Master Class
This master class will be led by Dr. Joe Miller (Westminster Choir College), with the assistance of the Mansfield University Concert Choir. Three auditioned undergraduate conducting students will have ample podium time with the choir and Dr. Miller, and will receive instruction and feedback on gesture, communication, listening strategies, and rehearsal technique.
Congratulations to the following students:
Lisa Diver, University of Delaware (Senior)
Guillermo Muñoz, Lebanon Valley College (Senior)
Joseph Shortall, University of Maryland (Junior).
Philadelphia Bach Institute
Occurring on the Tuesday and Wednesday prior to the official opening of the conference on Thursday morning, the Philadelphia Bach Institute provides a rare opportunity to interact with Maestro Helmuth Rilling in an intimate master class setting. Institute registration also includes the opportunity to observe Mr. Rilling in rehearsal at the Kimmel Center as he prepares the performing forces for Friday night's concert. All students may register for the Institute as auditors. More information regarding repertoire, schedule, and application instructions can be found by clicking Philadelphia Bach Institute.
Let's Talk: Q/A with Helmuth Rilling
Events at the conference kick off on Thursday morning with a question/answer session with Helmuth Rilling that is specifically designed for student members. The session will be moderated by David Fryling (Division Youth & Student Activity R&S Chair), and Robert Duff (Director of the Philadelphia Bach Institute). They will be soliciting questions in advance only from student members, so stay tuned in the months ahead and start preparing your questions! Although the questions will come from students, this session is open to all registrants, so make sure you get there early to get a good seat!
On Thursday night after the Conspirare concert, ACDA Executive Director Tim Sharp will host an after-hours party for students at the Nodding Hill Brewery and Restaurant, www.ripsneakers.com/nodding/. Food, a cash bar, and a cool atmosphere will be provided! And, you never know what "choral stars" may walk in to join you!
Philadelphia is a GREAT city for students - full of history, culture, energy, and great nightlife! Make sure you check out the City of Philadelphia information on this site for further information when planning your trip. And, while you can spend a LOT of money there (like any major city), there are also loads of very inexpensive options for eating and socializing - some just steps away from the conference headquarters! We're looking forward to seeing you there!
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April 11, 2013