Happy Snow Day!
I write to you from Pittsburgh as registration has just opened on the 17th floor of the Omni William Penn Hotel, and people are meandering in at the completion of their circuitous journey through sleet and snow and dark of night. With that in mind, I thought you might enjoy a quick snapshot of WHAT’S NEW AND EXCITING at this year’s Eastern Division Conference.
You have certainly been inundated by now with the theme of Building Bridges, with the implicit intention of broadening our horizons and reconceptualizing what we do when we call ourselves choral directors in America. I’m hoping this idea will find its pinnacle moment in the Keynote Address by Dr. Joseph Flummerfelt, who has inspired so many for so long to go deeper, think harder, and be better than you ever dreamt you could be.
We assume you have already downloaded the conference program app, and I’m hoping you’ve found our social media presence with Instagram, Facebook, and Snapchat as well. Not only is it fun to connect with your friends during the conference, but it also lets all our friends and colleagues back home hear about what they’re missing.
Thanks to all my colleagues who have given so much to create this fabulous conference, and to each and every one of you for making it through the Blizzard of 2018 to immerse yourself in the joy of singing, learning, and praising… together!
Paul D Head
Eastern Region President