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  1. Toronto Children’s Chorus Chamber Choir, Elise Bradley, conductor
  2. Rutgers University Glee Club , Patrick Gardner, conductor. Another Eastern Region highlight!
  3. Our own Janet Galván and Anthony Trecek-King as Student Masterclass Clinicians
  4. Alice Parker and Francisco Núñez, Keynote Speakers
  5. The Diversity of Sisterhood: Exploring and Advocating for Choral Music by Women of Color – Edryn Coleman and Vinroy D. Brown | Choral Teaching for Community Transformation: Purpose, Exploration, and Agency – Elizabeth Parker and Rollo Dilworth
  6. Inherent Biases Found in the Choral Music Education Curriculum – Felicia Barber
  7. Intergenerational Music – Repertoire for Adult + Children/Youth Choir – Joy Hirokawa
  8. Increasing Access and Engagement: Musical Creativity as a Culturally Responsive Approach to Choral Music Education – Aimee Pearsall
  9. Applying Dalcroze Eurhythmics to Choral Literature – Marla Butke and David Frego
  10. Our own Virtual Reception–come hang out, find a breakout room to enter, maybe learn how to mix a drink or find out how to get be on the Eastern Region Boston 2022 ACDA conference!
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I hope to see you there!

A Message from the President

Penny CruzI am so excited to have begun my term as your ACDA Eastern Region President. I’ve been thinking about this time ever since I became President-Elect designate in January 2018 (!) and after having served as NY state president, Eastern Region conference honor choir and program chair working with some terrific Eastern Region presidents, and as co-chair for the National Diversity Initiatives Committee. Like everyone else, I could not have foreseen how the events of 2020 would drastically alter how we all would have to think about how and why we do our work as choral directors. We are in a new dance where the ability to pivot, flex, and leap is as important as ever, but I feel motivated to create a space of exchange and service to help all of us RIGHT NOW and to build a 2022 conference that helps us develop and carry out a meaningful sense of purpose in choral music.

I am extraordinarily proud and happy to have put together a team of insightful and generous choral leaders who bring a host of valuable perspectives and experiences to their own work and conference planning. Please get to know us and be in contact with us to share your ideas, needs, and concerns so that our association can be a resource for you. Find us here. Our meetings have already been filled with excitement, energy, and joy, even in these uncertain and stressful times. We are imagining and setting into motion a 2022 conference that builds on all the wonderful aspects of past conferences while also forging different paths. Those meetings are A GREAT SIGN of things to come!


Penelope Cruz
Eastern Region President, 2020-2022

Save the date for the next ACDA Eastern Region Conference

February 9-12

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Eastern Region Conference 2022 Dates and Location Announced

March 7, 2020

Planning has ALREADY begun for Eastern Region Conference 2022!! Save the dates: February 9-12, 2022 in Boston, MA!   Read more