Joy Paffenroth


Make plans now to join us January 15-16, 2016 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 at St. Mary's Catholic Parish and on the campus of Lawrence University. Many exciting things are sure to spark your interest at this convention! ONLINE CONVENTION REGISTRATION - CLICK HERE.
Don't miss out on the 2016 State Convention. From fantastic performing ensembles to fascinating interest sessions, the convention is the perfect place to connect with colleagues and get revitalized!
We are so pleased to welcome Vertical Voices to the stage of the Lawrence Memorial Chapel on Friday night - their performance is sure to be invigorating and eclectic!
More about the ensemble can be found at

Performing Choirs

The Sanctuary Choir of First Congregational UCC, Appleton John Albrecht, conductor
Bay Lane MS 6th Grade Choir, Muskego-Norway
Sarah Milton, conductor
Middleton High School Concert Choir, Middleton Thomas Mielke, conductor
Milwaukee Children's Choir, Milwaukee Marco Melendez, conductor
Oak Creek High School Les Chevaliers, Oak Creek Gillian Pacetti and Sam Wulterkens, conductors
Limited Edition, Port Washington Dennis Gephart, conductor
UW-Marathon County Vocal Jazz Ensemble, Wausau Timothy Buchholz, conductor

All State Choirs - Kathy Alan, Chair

Axel Theimer, St. John's University (MN)
High School Men
Reed Criddle, Utah Valley University (UT)
High School Women
Beth Holmes, Millikin University (IL)
Middle School
Brett Robison, Waldorf College (IA)
Gregory Douma, Allegro Choral Academy (MN)
Vocal Jazz
Jennifer Parker, McNally Smith College (MN)

Be on the lookout for the Convention Issue of "The Voice" where the schedule and details will be posted. Please visit or call 1 (800) 395-7046 to make your reservations at the Radisson Paper Valley. Ask for the WCDA rate and book by December 15. I look forward to seeing you in Appleton!

Joy Paffenroth - WCDA President and 2016 Convention Chair