Last Day to Vote for CT-ACDA President-Elect!

Election closes April 24th - if you have not received an email with the link to vote, please email Sundra Flansburg

Dr. Cory Ganschow

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My vision for the future of CT-ACDA is to work to continue to create a community of people who love and appreciate choral music, not only providing choral educators and conductors with tools and information about choral technique, sound, repertoire, and philosophy, but also encouraging new ways to bring people together to talk about what they do every day. Creative people tend to live their lives searching for people who feel things like they do, and CT-ACDA should be a place that you know you will find people who crave choral music in the same way. One of the top reasons that teachers and conductors leave the profession is that they feel unsupported and misunderstood. To be a part of a community of people who understand fully is invaluable.

Melanie Cometa

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CT-ACDA has experienced tremendous growth in the last few years. The board of directors has worked tirelessly to revive our state conference, provide more opportunities for diversity and inclusion, and promote organizational, educational, and musical leadership among our members. It has been a privilege to serve on the CT-ACDA board during these exciting changes. I am honored to be nominated for this position, and I hope to serve as your CT-ACDA President-Elect in future. However, for this election, I would like to use this platform to encourage you to vote for Dr. Cory Ganschow. She has a generous and infectious spirit, and I am confident that she will bring fresh, inspired ideas to CT-ACDA.

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.

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