Election Results Are In...

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We are pleased to announce that effective July 1st, Dr. Cory Ganschow will officially begin her tenure as President-Elect of the Connecticut Chapter of the American Choral Directors' Association.

Dr. Ganschow will be jumping immediately into her primary task of chairing the Fall Conference, and her term as CT-ACDA President will commence in July of 2019.

A special thanks to Melanie Cometa for providing us with two strong candidates for this election - your ongoing commitment to this organization is greatly appreciated! 

Congratulations, Cory - CT-ACDA looks forward to a bright future under your leadership!

Dr. Cory Ganschow is Coordinator of Music Education and Associate Director of Choirs at Western Connecticut State University. She is extremely active as an adjudicator and clinician for honor choirs across the country including All-State, All-Region, and All-District Choirs. Prior to teaching at WCSU, Ganschow taught choir in the Texas and Illinois public schools, and served as a facilitator of music in the adolescent behavioral health community. She has sung professionally in the Simon Carrington Chamber Singers, Voce, and Spire, and is also a published researcher and presenter in the areas of  leadership, choral rehearsal approaches, and engagement. She currently serves on the NAfME National Council for Choral Education Executive Committee and the CT-ACDA Executive Board as the R&S Chair for Women’s Choirs. Ganschow holds a Ph.D. in Music Education and Curriculum & Instruction from the University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory of Music and Dance, a MME from Illinois State University and a BME from Millikin University where she studied conducting with Dr. Brad Holmes.

New American Masterwork by Connecticut Composer Premieres at Bushnell May 4th


Letter from Italy, 1944 — a soldier’s story told in music — is indeed most timely as the nation strives to understand and address veterans’ struggles with the emotional consequences of war, known as PTSD. The premiere of the work, conducted by GMChorale Artistic Director, Joseph D’Eugenio, will feature the combined voices of the GMChorale and the Hartford Chorale (Artistic Director Richard Coffey), accompanied by the Hartford Symphony Orchestra (Artistic Director Carolyn Kuan). The Artistic Director of the Opera Theater of Connecticut, Alan Mann, is the production’s Staging Director.

Click here to read the full article from Middletown Press.

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CT-ACDA Fall Conference 2016

We hope that you left the Fall Conference feeling fulfilled and inspired. CT-ACDA is committed to providing its members with an exciting and relevant fall conference, and we would love to hear your feedback! Please consider filling out our brief post-conference survey to help us plan for an even more exciting conference in October 2017.

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CT-ACDA Summer Conference - "Something Different"

CT-ACDA's 2016 Summer Conference provided a "professional and personal shot in the arm," according to new member Marianna Vagnini Dadamo from Waterbury Arts Magnet School.

Read her review →

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