Joy Paffenroth

Online Registration for the 2015 Convention is closed.


Greetings Colleagues!

It is with great pleasure I announce the dates and location of WCDA Convention 2015!
Make plans now to join us January 9th-10th, 2015 in Appleton, Wisconsin.  We will enjoy the hospitality of the Paper Valley Hotel as our convention headquarters and be treated to performances and interest sessions on the campus of Lawrence University.  Many exciting things are sure to spark your interest at this convention including the return of All-State Vocal Jazz!
Online registration will open on November 1st, 2014.  I look forward to seeing all of you in the heart of the Fox Valley next January!
Joy Paffenroth
WCDA President-Elect
Convention Chair

Call for Interest Session Proposals

Do you do something fabulous within your school music program?  Do you have a sure-fire way to help aging singers in church choirs?  Do you have a specialty you would like to share with colleagues from around the state?  Then, we need you to apply to present an interest session at the 2015 WCDA Convention!  We welcome topics for all levels of choirs and all ages of singers!
The deadline for sending submissions is June 20th.

Auditions for State Convention Performances

Has there been a piece of music or perhaps an entire concert this year that has been particularly meaningful to you and your singers? Did you and your choir connect with an audience this year in a way that was memorable? If so…
Would you consider sharing those beautiful experiences with a wider audience?
I invite you to submit a recording to audition for performance at the 2015 WCDA State Convention in Appleton. This is a perfect time to record your choir as they are at the peak of their development for the year! It is also a great opportunity to reflect back on previous recordings from earlier in the year. The fantastic performances given by our colleagues and their choirs from across our state are always the highlights of our state convention. Our membership looks forward to sharing a wonderful experience with you and your singers. You will never find a more appreciative audience anywhere! A reminder to directors of younger choirs (middle level, elementary and children’s choirs) and to those of you teaching in high schools with fewer than 500 students, that you may audition for a twelve-minute concert performance as an option, rather than the full twenty-five minute performance. Remember that for the audition process, the quality of the recording is important, so you will want to select performances that best represent your choir. I hope that all of you enjoy a wonderful conclusion to another year of music making with your choirs.
The Deadline for sending submissions is June 20th.