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)
Hilton Garden Inn Rochester Downtown $139 ($159 w/tax)
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. You must also be registered for the conference (at least for the one day rate) in order to participate. A registration form is below.
This will be an opportunity to meet with conductors who are wanting to communicate with composers about possible projects. You will be permitted to bring free samples or any other free materials you want to share with the conductors. No sales will be permitted.
Once you sign up and pay for your registration, you will hear from Peter de Mets, the Chair of the Composer Track at the conference with more details about the Composer Meet and Greet.
Registration for the Rochester 2020 Eastern Region Conference opens October 1… Don’t miss out! https://cvent.me/yRMbMr
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 the schedule AND don’t forget to order your Bobby McFerrin tickets! Here is the schedule: https://acdaeast.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/Rochester-2020-Conference-Schedule.pdf
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 will each receive a $300 scholarship provided by DCINY
to offset their conference-related expenses.
PLEASE NOTE: Applications for the masterclass are no longer being accepted.
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 a solo a cappella performer, assigning vocal parts to his fans and transforming sold-out houses into impromptu choirs. They will invite you to sing along and join in on a spontaneous adventure fueled by jazz, pop, R&B, classical and world music. ACDA East attendees have the opportunity to purchase tickets for this event held in Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre at a 20% reduced rate!
If you are unfamiliar with Bobby McFerrin, click on this YouTube link – https://youtu.be/S0kCUss0g9Q – to enjoy a short sample of the magic he makes with an audience. The concert may sell-out so I urge you to investigate this opportunity as soon as possible.
ACDA members will receive a 20% discount on single tickets when using the Promo Code – ACDABobby.
Follow the directions carefully. You can accept or decline Refund
rotection. Please note that the 20% discount will appear as you checkout.
It is NEVER too late to plan for the next great ACDAEast conference! In 2020, we’ll be treated to spectacular music, sessions, and workshops in Rochester, NY. Add it to your calendar… March 4-7, 2020. You won’t want to miss it!!
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 session selection committee and recommendations were made to the conference chair, program chair, and interest session chair for final review and selection. Both the selection committee and the chairs took into consideration the overall conference theme, balance, and timeliness of the topic being discussed when choosing the presentations for the 2020 conference. We believe the following interest sessions support our commitment to present sessions that challenge, honor, and move our profession firmly into the 21st-century.
Conference Interest Sessions Chair
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.
Junior High Honor Choir
Elementary Honor Choir