Registration for the Rochester 2020 Eastern Region Conference is open!
EARLY REGISTRATION: Starts: Oct. 1, 2019-Jan. 29, 2020
We encourage all our membership to stay in the conference hotel so that we can continue to receive benefits from the hotel such as reduced room night cost and reduced meeting space expenses; thus allowing us to not raise registration fees in the future. A LINK TO CONFERENCE HOTEL REGISTRATION WILL BE PROVIDED FOLLOWING COMPLETED CONFERENCE REGISTRATION.
HYATT REGENCY Rochester $163 ($186 w/tax)
Reservations: 1-800 233-1234
Group Name: ACDA Eastern Region 2020 Conference
Group Code: G-ACEA
Hilton Garden Inn Rochester Downtown $139 ($159 w/tax)
Group Name: American Choral Directors Association
Group Code: ACDA20
ACDA Eastern Region offers college, university, and conservatory students the opportunity to reduce or eliminate the registration cost of attending our regional conference by providing assistance during the conference. Student workers who provide five (5) hours of assistance will receive a refund of $50 (half the registration cost). Those completing ten (10) hours will receive a full refund of the $100 registration fee.
If you are interested in participating in this program, please provide the information requested. The program is first-come, first-served so please apply soon to take advantage of this opportunity!
Kegerreis Scholarship for Students
If you are enrolled in a college or university for this current academic year, you are eligible to apply for a Kegerreis scholarship. This money is intended to assist with the expenses of attending the Eastern Region Conference.
Richard Kegerreis was for many years the editor of the Eastern Region newsletter Troubadour, national coordinator of newsletter editors and editor of New York State’s Choral Cues. To honor these contributions, as well as his life as a dedicated choral conductor and mentor, Eastern Region established a fund in his memory in 2002. So, if this sounds interesting, which it should, follow the link below to the region website, where you fill find a short form to fill out and instructions about submitting a letter of recommendation from your college conductor. It won’t take long but the deadline of December 9th comes up quickly. Good luck to all!
More Conference News
We encourage all our membership to stay in the conference hotel so that we can continue to receive benefits from the hotel such as reduced room night cost and reduced meeting space expenses; thus allowing us to not raise registration fees in the future. A LINK TO CONFERENCE HOTEL REGISTRATION… Read more
Back by popular demand, the composer track at the Rochester conference will include a Composer Meet and Greet on Friday from 4:15 – 6:15 in the Hyatt Regency ABC Ballrooms. The meet and greet will be limited to the first 40 composers who register and pay here. Registration costs $75.00. … Read more
Registration for the Rochester 2020 Eastern Region Conference opens October 1… Don’t miss out! https://cvent.me/yRMbMr Read more
Getting ready to register for Eastern Region Conference??? Want to know WHICH track to choose? Well, they both feature all the same great ACDA content, just at separate times. Coordinate with your ACDA pals by choosing the same track: Blue or Orange. Just remember that some changes are possible to… Read more
The Eastern Region 2020 conference committee is pleased to announce a public masterclass in conducting to be held during the 2020 Eastern Region Conference in Rochester, NY. This masterclass is sponsored by DCINY (Distinguished Concerts International New York). The sessions will be led by renowned conductor/teacher Marguerite Brooks. Selected students… Read more
As a pre-conference treat, the Kodak Hall Series of the Eastman School of Music will present Bobby McFerrin and Gimme5 in a Circlesong concert on Wednesday, March 4 at 7:30 pm! Gimme5 is based on Circlesinging, a musical practice and philosophy that McFerrin has been honing since he began as… Read more
ACDA members and members of associate professional and scholarly societies were invited to submit interest session proposals for the ACDA Eastern Region Conference to be held in Rochester, New York on March 4th – 7th, 2020. Below are the proposals accepted for the conference. 117 interest applications were reviewed by the interest… Read more
59 choirs from communities, colleges, universities, high schools, middle schools, youth organizations, and religious institutions applied for just thirteen individual concert sessions. The applications were adjudicated in two rounds with the first round completed online and the second round completed in person. For the first round, three adjudicators independently listened… Read more
Please note: ACDA Eastern Region has decided to reopen the applications for the Elementary Honor Choir and for TENORS and BASSES for the Junior High Honor Choir. Application materials will be available August 1 and remain open until September 18, 2019. Please visit: Junior High Honor Choir Elementary Honor Choir Read more
The renowned American Spiritual Ensemble will perform a concert entitled Every Time I Feel The Spirit! as one of the invited choirs in the ACDA Eastern Region Conference in Rochester next year. The American Spiritual Ensemble is a critically-acclaimed professional group composed of some of the finest singers in the… Read more
The ACDA Eastern Region planning committee is proud to announce that VOICES 21C, a Boston-based chamber choir, will perform a concert entitled WE WHO BELIEVE IN FREEDOM CANNOT REST at the 2020 Eastern Region Conference in Rochester. VOICES 21C, led by artistic director André de Quadros, is a chamber choir… Read more
Save the Date! March 4-7, 2020
Fabulous performance venues!
Kodak Hall at the Eastman School of Music
Performance Hall in the historic Hochstein School of Music
Sanctuary of the Downtown United Presbyterian Church
- Third largest city in New York State
- Located in western New York State
- Part of the Scenic Finger Lakes Region
- City on the Seaway Trail – The longest scenic byway in America
- On the shore of Lake Ontario, directly across from Toronto, Canada
- A community of waterways including a Great Lake, historic Erie Canal, Genesee River and a 96-foot city waterfall
Casa Larga – An estate winery producing high quality, award winning wines, and growing to be one of the leading wine producers in New York’s Finger Lakes Region. Website: www.casalarga.com
High Falls – An archeological forge site with an impressive 96 ft. waterfall in the heart of downtown Rochester.
George Eastman Museum – The world’s leading museum of photography and motion pictures, and the National Historic Landmark mansion and gardens of Kodak founder George Eastman, the father of popular photography and motion picture film. Website: www.eastman.org
New York Wine and Culinary Center- Engage, excite and inspire the people of New York State and the world in a celebration of New York wine and food. The Center will be an educational and experiential gateway to New York State’s incredible wine, food and culinary industries. Website: www.nywcc.com
National Susan B. Anthony Museum & House – Preserves the National Historic Landmark where the great women’s rights activist and reformer, Susan B. Anthony, lived for 40 of their most politically active years. The museum collects and exhibits artifacts related to her life and work. Website: www.susanbanthonyhouse.org/index.php
The Strong National Museum of Play – One of the largest history museums in the United States and one of the leading museums serving families. The Strong is home to the most comprehensive collection of play-related artifacts, dozens of interactive exhibits (including an indoor butterfly garden), and the National Toy Hall of Fame and World Video Game Hall of Fame. Website: http://www.museumofplay.org/