Eastern Division College and University site is here to help provide resources, networking opportunities, and repertoire selection for college and university choirs. My focus will be on creating more opportunities for networking between conductors at the collegiate level as well as between collegiate chapters. If you have recommendations for repertoire or recommended events for professional development please feel free to contact me. I hope that this site will serve as a helpful resource as well as a support for college and university choral programs and conductors in institutions of all sizes and situations.
Please register your contact information at the google link listed below, and let’s take this opportunity to connect and network with other collegiate conductors in Eastern Region.
Does your college or university have an active collegiate chapter? We would like to know about it! What activities do you have planned for the 2018 – 2019 school year? Please register your collegiate chapter at the google link listed below, and let’s get connected!
- National Collegiate Ensemble: Applications accepted 9/1 – 9/30/18
- Collegiate/High School SSAA https://acda.org/NationalConference/NationalConference/HonorChoirs/SSAA_Choir.aspx
- Collegiate/High School TTBB https://acda.org/NationalConference/NationalConference/HonorChoirs/TTBB_Choir.aspx
- Eastern Region College & High School Ensemble Info:
When choosing repertoire for a program, consider diverse program, not only by ethnic diversity, but also consider topical diversity, and diversity of genres etc. Below is a list of recommended repertoire for various levels of college and university ensembles:
Repertoire Resources for College and University Ensembles:
The National Repertoire & Standards Committee for Colleges and University Choirs provides resources, networking opportunities, and definable standards of repertoire selection, preparation, and performance for college and university choirs. The committee seeks to provide a venue for communication, consultation, and mutual support for college and university choral programs and conductors in institutions of all sizes and situations.
This committee has set forth performance standards, repertoire suggestions and resources. Those can be found on https://acda.org/ACDA/Repertoire_and_Resources/Collegiate/College_University.aspx
Chairperson: Felicia Barber
Felicia Barber is the Director of Choral Activities at Westfield State University in Westfield, MA, where she conducts the University Chorus, Chamber Chorale and teaches courses in conducting and choral methods. Dr. Barber’s research interests include choral teaching strategies, repertoire selection, diversity initiatives, as well as the performance practice of African American Spirituals. Her research has led to presentations across the United States and Canada.
She often serves as a clinician for high school and community ensembles, as well as presents professional development to choral music educators in Massachusetts & and throughout the northeast. Dr. Barber has presented at regional and state conferences, as well as a presentation at the Phenomenon of Singing, an International Conference held in Newfoundland, Canada. With additional presentations at the Massachusetts Music Educators Conference, Florida Music Educators Conference, Eastern Division ACDA Conference, Massachusetts Summer ACDA Conference, Connecticut ACDA, and the Westfield University Summer Institute for Music Educators. Dr. Barber is an active member of American Choral Directors Association (ACDA); serving on the National Diversity Committee, as well as the Eastern Division & Massachusetts boards.
Dr. Barber holds a B.M. in Vocal Performance from Oral Roberts University, an M.M. in Music Education from Mansfield University, and a Ph.D. in Choral Music Education and Choral Conducting from The Florida State University.