Joy Paffenroth

Greetings Colleagues!

Mark your calendars now for WCDA Convention 2016! WCDA Convention will be January 15th-16th, 2016 in Appleton, Wisconsin. Read below for information regarding session proposals and state convention performances.
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 2016 WCDA Convention!  We welcome topics for all levels of choirs and all ages of singers!
The deadline for sending submissions is June 19th.

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 2016 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 19th.