Eastern Region Conference 2020

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

Fun facts!

  • 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

Key Attractions

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

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

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

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/

Morton’s Steakhouse – Morton’s The Steakhouse is conveniently located in Downtown Rochester at the Hyatt Regency Rochester. Website: www.mortons.com/rochester


Honor Choir Information

ACDA Eastern Region is now accepting applications to participate in each of our four honor choirs, Elementary, Junior High, High School, and Musical Theatre Repertoire.  Students come from across the eastern seaboard to rehearse and perform choral music with master conductors in Rochester, NY.

All singers must be sponsored by an active (or retired) ACDA member.

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Call for Choirs

We seek to represent the primary ACDA Repertoire and Resource areas—Youth, Collegiate, Lifelong, and Repertoire-Specific (Equity & Justice, Men’s/TTBB, Women’s/SSAA, Jazz, Ethnic, Contemporary/Commercial)—with a diverse, broad representation of our 21st-century choral art, and we invite audition recordings from choirs of all age levels, specializations (e.g. Gospel, Barbershop), or renown, including ensembles that represent historically underrepresented populations. Innovative and inspiring programming reflective of the choir’s strengths should be the cornerstone of the proposed program.

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Call for Interest Sessions

ACDA members and members of associate professional and scholarly societies are invited to submit interest session proposals for the ACDA Eastern Region Conference to be held in Rochester, New York on March 4th – 7th, 2020.

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