Off the Risers: Evergreen Orff and Washington ACDA

Submitted by Darcy Morrissey, Youth R&R Coordinator         “Off the Risers,” the first workshop collaboration between the Evergreen Orff Chapter and Washington ACDA, was a success, connecting forty-five music educators with the resourceful Saxon Inabnit, an expert in applying the Orff philosophy to the choral setting. Saxon's fresh take on the traditional choir rehearsal was innovative … Continue reading Off the Risers: Evergreen Orff and Washington ACDA

Meet Anne Lyman, your new WA-ACDA President-Elect!

Submitted by Kela Wanyama, Communications Chair Places Dr. Lyman has lived: Cleveland, Boston, Iowa, Texas, Belgium, and currently Tacoma. Professional Positions: “I really love hard work and don’t mind working hard,” says Lyman, who is director of choral activities at Tacoma Community College, artistic director of the Seattle Bach Choir, Sine Nomine Renaissance Choir in … Continue reading Meet Anne Lyman, your new WA-ACDA President-Elect!

Welcome to ICEP Conductor Susan Hernández Osés!

As a part of the Music of the Americas International Conductor Exchange Program, we are excited to host Susan Hernández Osés (Costa Rica) in Seattle the week of March 13-18. Susan is a director of the choral program at the Escuela de Musica Municipal de Santo Domingo, Heredia, Costa Rica We have two events planned where members can … Continue reading Welcome to ICEP Conductor Susan Hernández Osés!

Mentorship Pods forming now!

by Aly Henniger, Student Representatve Mentoring is beneficial for people at every level of choral experience. In order to incorporate all Washington ACDA members, Jason Saunders and I are creating Mentor Pods. These Pods will connect members of the profession at every level—from students to retirees—in an effort to share experiences and advice. The Pods … Continue reading Mentorship Pods forming now!

An Overview of the UW Baltic Choral Library

“Where can I find that beautiful Ēriks Ešenvalds, Veljo Tormis or Vaclovas Augstinas score?” by Dr. Heather MacLaughlin Garbes, Chair of Lifelong Choral Music With the popularity of Baltic choral music continuing to grow, many of the sighs of happiness after hearing those compositions turn to sighs of frustration about trying to find the scores … Continue reading An Overview of the UW Baltic Choral Library