Distance Learning & Advocacy Resources

We are providing this page as a resource as ACDA members across the state are facing the challenge of distance-learning in the choral classroom. Please check back frequently for further updates!

If you have any further additions or comments please send us an email at washingtonacda@gmail.com.

Open Letter to  Principals, Superintendents, and Board Members, with comprehensive Reopening Strategies

WA-ACDA is making this open letter available to all as an advocacy tool. The document also contains a comprehensive list of reopening strategies and curated resources for music educators.

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(If you’d like the resource document without the letter included, you can view it here.)

ACDA National Guidelines

Read National ACDA’s COVID-19 Response Committee Report here.

OER—Open Education Resources

(Thank you so much to Jennifer Snoek-Brown, the OER librarian at Tacoma Community College, for helping compile this document!)

You can find this “living” document with clickable links here.

Music Literacy Resources

musictheory.net (music theory lessons, teacher-customizable quizzes)

teoria.com (music theory reference, lessons, and articles)

flat.io (collaborative sheet music composition software)

openmusictheory.com (free on-line music theory book with audio samples)

noteflight.com/learn (your district may be eligible for a free account, email info@noteflight.com to find out)

Online Classroom Resources

zoom.us (video conferencing, also available as an app for android, iOS and desktop)

info.flipgrid.com (social learning platform)

Other Resources

manual.audacityteam.org/man/tutorials.html (user-populated open source program with easy-to-use manual for creating your own music tracks)

mpmea.org/music-link-library.html (menu of resources provided by the Mount Pilchuk MEA)

Other Useful Information

nafme.org/covid19/ (up-to-date information of guidelines for school music programs)

Here is a link to a living, constantly evolving document that contains numerous resources for online choir teaching.