Welcome to Hawai‘i-ACDA • Upcoming Events


Registration is open for our third annual Professional Development Day, held at the University of Hawai’i at West O’ahu! To see a detailed schedule of the day, as well as register and pay for the event, please click here. To see descriptions of each session and their presenters, please click here.

We are very fortunate to introduce presenters who come from all over the US, as well as welcome presenters from right here in Hawaii. The session titles are listed below:

Effective Leadership: Conducting Mastery by Dr. David Means, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
Teaching for Transfer: Making Every Moment Count by Dr. Robert Sinclair, VanderCook College of Music
Mind the Gap: Strategies and Tools for Middle School Singers by Alyssa Cossey, Michigan State University
Rehearsal Hacks: Practical Choral Rehearsal Techniques by Christopher Harris, Florida State University
Taka...what?! Takadimi in the Choral Classroom by Becky Marsh, Michigan State University
Composition in the Choral Classroom by Evan Eliason, Maryknoll School
Learning to Listen: Empowering the Individual and the Ensemble by Alyssa Cossey and Becky Marsh, Michigan State University

We will also feature a reading session, with pieces curated and presented by local teachers and conductors.

Election Results:

The results are in! In a state-wide election with strong participation, Mr. Zachary Moore has been elected to be our preident-elect designate! He will become our president-elect on July 1, 2017. On that same day, Dr. Miguel Felipe will become your vice/past president and Dr. Alec Schumacker will become your president.

Mr. Zachary Moore is the choir director and glee club adviser at Sacred Hearts Academy and a contributor to the HI-ACDA Facebook page. He regularly attends ACDA events at the state, regional, and national levels. As president of his student chapter of ACDA, he led weekly business and board meetings, revived the tradition of the Western Division Student Symposium (a student-led conference), and created an annual scholarship for high school students. Zachary aims to keep our singing communities connected and thriving across the islands, and knows HI-ACDA is key to advocating for quality music education and performance.

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