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The American Choral Directors Association (ACDA) of Minnesota proudly presents

Registration Brochure Celebrating 25 years of Summer Dialogue and New Music Reading Sessions A choral workshop for choral directors, music teachers, and voice instructors of all teaching levels

St. Olaf College, Northfield MN

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Welcome To Our 25th Anniversary Summer Dialogue! As Conference Chair, I welcome you to Minnesota’s 25th annual Summer Dialogue 2010, a “Summer Camp” for choral directors, vocal music educators, and voice instructors representing all levels. The ACDA of Minnesota Dialogue tradition has as its central purpose the opportunity for choral directors to share, communicate, discuss and exchange ideas and opinions in a supportive and nurturing environment. Read through this new on-line brochure and you will discover that this four and a half-day workshop will offer stimulating presentations and practical interest sessions as well as a wealth of new music introduced through ten reading sessions. As usual, we join forces with the MMEA All-State Choir Camps, this year hosted on the campus of St. Olaf College in Northfield, MN. The result of this cooperative venture brings the expertise of three nationally Judy SagEn recognized All-State Choral Directors into a dialogue format with you. Registrants will have the opportunity to observe these conductors rehearse their All-State groups and hear their presentations during the week. Once again, we begin the week with our well-received 2nd Annual Golf Tournament for all attendees. Based on your feedback, we will continue the MiniDialogue sessions where specific topics will be discussed and shared in an intimate group setting. You will have time to attend great sessions, read through over 100 titles of valuable literature, and share, socialize, and exchange ideas with colleagues. Take time to join us each evening for “Afterglows’ before crashing for the night. The week will conclude with the Friday evening Banquet which will be held at the beautiful Legends Golf Course and of course the All State Concert on Saturday morning. You do not want to miss this entire week of invigorating sessions and activities. There IS something for everybody!

Helping Boys Find Their Voice

1962 – 2012

Congratulations MinnesotaACDAon 25YearsofSummerDialogue

Mark Johnson, Artistic Director

The Minnesota Boychoir challenges boys and young men from many backgrounds to the highest standards of choral music, nurtures the development of exceptional character, and inspires and benefits the community. Founded in 1962, the Boychoir is dedicated to musical excellence, discipline, teamwork, and leadership preparation. Through education and performance, we train young men to be outstanding musicians and strive to help them develop a sense of poise and self-confidence . The Boychoir has toured in ten states and five continents. Over the last several seasons, the Minnesota Boychoir has developed an impressive resume of performances and collaborations. The choir regularly performs with the Minnesota Orchestra and has also collaborated with the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, the Minnesota Opera, VocalEssence, the Baltimore Symphony, the Prague Philharmonic and many other professional ensembles.

Audition boys ages 7-14



Summer Camp boys and girls ages 8-12

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HEADLINERS AND PRESENTERS MINNESOTA ALL-STATE CHOIR DIRECTORS Angie Broeker, Mixed Choir – Help! I’m A Sensitive Introvert and a Choral Director!

Angie Broeker

University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, MN In addition to her responsibilities at UST, Dr. Broeker is a national clinician specializing in treble choirs. She presents for national, regional and state conferences for the Music Educators National Conference, American Choral Directors Association, and the American Orff-Schulwerk Association. Her honor choir and all-state guest conducting work has taken her to 13 states. She conducted the National OAKE Children’s Honor Choir in 1999, 2003, and 2008; while conducting the ACDA regional honor choir for the North Central and Central Divisions in 2002 and 1996.

Gary Schwartzhoff, Men’s Choir – The Male Scale: Investigating the Y Chromosome

University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, WI Dr. Schwartzhoff has been active throughout his professional career in the American Choral Directors Association where he served as President of the North Central Division 1992-94. Schwartzhoff has presented choirs on twenty-two conventions before the state, divisional and national levels of ACDA and MENC. In February of 2009, he conducted the Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Choral Festival at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington D.C. Recently he was awarded the Morris D. Hayes Award for Lifetime Achievement by the Wisconsin Choral Directors Association. Gary Schwartzhoff

Hilary Apfelstadt, Women’s Choir – The Conductor as Voice Teacher: Developing Good Vocal Skills in the Ensemble Setting

Hilary Apfelstadt

Ohio State University, Columbus, OH Dr. Apfelstadt is Professor of Choral Studies and Director of Choral Activities, and since 2008, she has also served as Associate Director for the School of Music. Her choirs have performed at ACDA regional and national conferences and at state and regional conferences for MENC. She has guest conducted honor choirs and all-state choruses in Europe, Canada, Cuba, and throughout the United States. A prolific author, she has published over seventy articles on choral music in leading national publications. Beginning in the 2010-11 academic year, Dr. Apfelstadt will assume new duties as Director of Choral Programs at the University of Toronto, her alma mater.


Christopher AspaAs

St. Olaf College, Northfield, MN At St. Olaf, Aspaas conducts the Viking Chorus, an 88 voice ensemble of first year men, and also leads the Chapel Choir, a 120 voice ensemble specializing in the performance of oratorio and larger multi-movement works. In addition to conducting, he teaches choral literature, choral conducting, and private applied voice. In 2008, Aspaas was appointed as the Music Director and Conductor for Magnum Chorum, a Twin Cities-based choral ensemble. His travels as a guest conductor, clinician, and adjudicator have taken him to 12 states. He has conducted All-State choruses and Honor Choirs in South Dakota, Wisconsin, Virginia, Kentucky and Minnesota. He is also active as a tenor soloist, performing Bach cantatas with Helmuth Rilling and the Oregon Bach Festival Orchestra.

ACDA of Minnesota – The choral director’s source for ongoing and engaging professional development Our Mission – To support and inspire a community of choral musicians

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Steven Boehlke

Jessica Crooker


Dina Else

Christopher Fettig

DOUG Geston

Steven Boehlke, Rosemount MN Conducting Application Based on Reflection…Gesture = Communication

As a result from feedback from last year’s Summer Dialogue evaluations, a conducting lab for anyone wanting a “brush-up” will be offered to provide constructive feedback in a safe and supportive environment. Participants will work from selected octavos discussing score markings with direct application to conducting gesture and how it communicates with your ensemble. Bring a baton if you have one!

Jessica Crooker and Jen McCarty, Eastview High School, Apple Valley MN In Tune With the Text: From Pen and Paper to Passionate Performance

These non-music English teachers will give you ideas on how to begin discussions on interpreting music text and poetry with your students. Suggestions on class discussions, writing assignments, and creative ways for your students to make a personal connection to the music they are singing! Take these practical and creative ideas back to your classroom!

Dina Else, Des Moines IA – Vocal Technique in the Choral Classroom

This session will cover all the basics of producing a healthy choral tone. Tried and true strategies and exercises for addressing body alignment, breath management, a balanced-energized tone and the body as the instrument will be addressed.

Christopher Fettig, Bemidji MN Advocacy and Community Building

In this session we will look at ways to advocate for choral music while building community in your area. In addition we will discuss the development of a parent group that doesn’t just boost your group through advocacy, public relations, and lobbying, but provides support through programming that is specific and intertwined with your school music programs. The example used will be Show Choirs of Bemidji, Inc. who sponsor several programs in the Bemidji area: The Bemidji Boychoir, The Festival Treble Chorus, Summer Show Choir Accolades has been custom designing Camp, and AAA For Voice Class.

international tours for music ensembles for over 25 years Specializing in choral performance tours to Korea

Diana J. Leland, Group Tour Specialist


Minneapolis, MN

Doug Geston, Westmark Productions, Golden Valley MN Tips and Techniques for Recording Your Choirs and Soloists

This session will demonstrate a few basic techniques for recording both full choirs and individual soloists. The primary focus will be making recordings to be used for auditions, scholarship applications, student evaluations and the like. Some common pitfalls and how to avoid them will also be discussed. An overview of equipment and additional information suitable for making audition and demo recordings will be presented.

ACDA of Minnesota – Land of 10,000 Choirs

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Kari Gilbertson

Ruth Palmer

Darcy Reese

Eugene Rogers

Timothy Takach

Sue Zemlin

Kari Gilbertson, Forest Meadow TX – Strategies for Teaching In A Diverse Classroom

Certain behaviors and instructional strategies enable teachers to build a stronger teaching/learning relationship with their culturally diverse students. Many of these behaviors and strategies are just standard practices of good teaching and work with all students at all levels. Others are specific to working with students from diverse cultures and different economic backgrounds. Clinician Kari Gilbertson will share some of the successful and humorous approaches to teaching and classroom management she has learned while directing choirs in a suburban/urban school.

Ruth Palmer, Minneapolis MN – Imagery: Tapping the Core Connection Part One: Exploring concepts in Imagery

We all know the unique beauty of a voice that “sings from the heart” and is “filled with idea”. Through imagery and musical concepts, this session will explore how to support the acquiring of necessary craft while reaching beyond technical achievements in order to connect the singer to that inherent core of the “natural and heart-felt”.

Part Two: Bringing Imagery to Life Through Practical Application

“Vocal Coaching” has as many definitions as there are coaches. This session is based on the idea that “coaching” is for the purpose of releasing the singer’s instincts and skills in order to reveal the most natural and highest level of performance possible. This session of practical application will explore use of ideas that help the singer unlock natural abilities, not yet accessed or demonstrated, through the use of imagery and musical concept.

Darcy Reese, Thief River Falls MN Dialogue With Darcy…Spirit Journey: A Choral Experience From the Inside Out

The Spirit Journey curriculum incorporates choral music and other art forms to bring cultural diversity within the choral setting to the highest level. This unique choral experience will be brought to the forefront with director Darcy Reese and select Lincoln High School choir students. They will share their experiences about the Spirit Journey curriculum for 2010. They will also give information on ways in which this unique form of presenting cultural diversity in the classroom can work for all choir directors. Areas such as history, stylistic singing, dancing, drumming, and choral diversity discussions will all be discovered in this session. The 79 singers that brought the “Spirit Journey” show to NYC’s Jazz at Lincoln Center will then perform the entire production for all Dialogue registrants. Let the journey begin…

Eugene Rogers and Tim Takach – The Best Music You’ve Never Heard!

There is an abundance of excellent music waiting to be discovered outside of what can be found through today’s major publishers. Designed to explore creative and easy alternatives to the larger publishers and distributors, this session will showcase the high quality of independently published Minnesota composers. Join conductor Eugene Rogers and composer Timothy C. Takach for a new kind of reading session. Find out how great sheet music and a direct link to the composer is only a few clicks away.

Susan Zemlin, Blaine MN – Cloning Yourself: Technology for Lean Times

This session will focus on ways to use inexpensive technology solutions to handle assessment and practice tools in the choir classroom. Software involved will be SmartMusic, Finale, iTunes, GarageBand, and others.

“Dialogue provided excellent opportunities for repertoire, choral rehearsal techniques, and wonderful camaraderie with colleagues!”

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S t. O l a f

Choral Music Highlights

More than 600 students perform in the college’s eight choral ensembles. Fourteen vocal instructors help students earn Bachelor of Music or Bachelor of Arts degrees. A unique Lyric Theatre program helps prepare aspiring singer-actors for this challenging pursuit. The St. Olaf Choir tours nationally and internationally, most recently to Carnegie Hall, and to England, Wales, and Ireland. The St. Olaf Choir’s collaboration with the Minnesota Orchestra is the orchestra’s longest with a chorus, including Duruflé’s Requiem this spring. Viking Chorus performed at the 2008 ACDA Minnesota Conference. The St. Olaf Choir and Manitou Singers performed at the 2010 North Central ACDA Conference. St. Olaf Cantorei will lead a Service in Song for the 2011 ACDA National Conference. The 2011–12 academic year will mark the centennial of the St. Olaf Choir and the St. Olaf Christmas Festival.

Anton Armstrong The St. Olaf Choir Collegiate Chorale

Christopher Aspass St. Olaf Chapel Choir Viking Chorus

John Ferguson St. Olaf Cantorei

Sigrid Johnson Manitou Singers

Gerald Hoekstra Early Music Singers

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Darrin Thomas Gospel Choir

SPECIAL GUEST PERFORMING GROUPS THIEF RIVER FALLS LINCOLN HIGH SCHOOL CHORAL TROUPE Spirit Journey…The African-American Journey in Music Featuring guest artist: Robert Robinson, gospel singer Darcy Reese, Artistic and Musical Director


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TEN NEW MUSIC MATERIALS READING SESSIONS – A NEW FORMAT! (Personally selected by your ACDA-MN Repertoire and Standards Chairs) (Free reading packets are guaranteed for the first 200 full-time registrants. Remaining packets will be available for daily registrants as supplies last.) Reading packets will include new titles for children, middle school, high school, college, community, professional and church choirs – something for every level of performance!

TREBLE VOICES Children’s Choirs Easy to Medium Medium to Advanced


Changing Voice Medium to Advanced

BROADWAY/POP/JAZZ/LIGHT MUSIC All voicings – Treble, Men’s, Mixed


Changing Voice Easy to Medium Medium to Advanced


Sacred Music for the Liturgical Year

19 Years of Groth Music at Summer Dialogue Since the summer of 1991, Groth Music of Bloomington has supplied Summer Dialogue registrants with reading packets selected by all of our Repertoire and Standards (R&S) Chairs. Celebrating this supportive collaboration with ACDA-MN, Mark Johnson and Brad Brandt will again be on site the entire week to process your music orders at a special 20% Summer Dialogue discount. Bring your checkbooks, credit cards or school purchase order numbers! Save a chunk of change when you place your order for the year!

FREE – NEVER STOP SINGING DVD – FREE Previewed at last summer’s Dialogue for the first time, Never Stop Singing, the DVD documentary highlighting the vibrant tapestry of Minnesota’s rich choral heritage will be available free of charge to all Summer Dialogue registrants as a gift from the Wenger Foundation. In addition to the one hour documentary, this DVD set also includes more than two hours of additional interviews with Minnesota noted musicians such as Dominick Argento, Anton Armstrong, Philip Brunelle, David Cherwien, Rene Clausen, Peter Hendrickson, Maria Jette, Thomas Lancaster, Stephen Paulus, Robert Robinson, Kathy Romey, and Dale Warland. Topics included are repertoire and programming, the audition process, score preparation and rehearsals, and personal stories about the power of choral music in the Land of 10.000 Choirs!

“Once again, thank you for another chance to dialogue with fellow conductors.”

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The second annual ACDA of Minnesota Celebrity Golf Tournament will tee off at 8:15 am on Tuesday, August 3, 2010. The golf event will be located at the Summit Golf Course in nearby Cannon Falls, just minutes east of Northfield and the St. Olaf campus. The tournament will be held on the par 3 course and will be a “best ball” tournament. Cost for the nine holes with cart will be $20.00 which includes FANTASTIC prizes! Sign-up for the tournament on the Summer Dialogue Registration Form. Fees are payable at the golf course. Enjoy the golf…enjoy the fellowship! For further information contact our own ACDA-MN golf pro Steve Boehlke at:

Opening Night Picnic: Welcome to Summer Dialogue – FREE On Tuesday evening outside the Buntrock Commons building, overlooking the beautiful St. Olaf College campus greenscape, all Dialogue registrants are invited to a FREE All-American picnic buffet supper. Come, renew and build new collegial relationships as you enjoy all your summer picnic favorites: burgers, brats, hotdogs, beans, potato chips, cole slaw, condiments, assorted cookies and of course, bars!!

Evening Afterglows in Historic Downtown Northfield Following the exhilarating days of singing and learning together, take some time to enjoy the beautiful summer evenings along the Cannon River in downtown Northfield as we enjoy good friends, good fellowship, and lasting memories in some of the most historic pubs and eateries in all of Minnesota!

Tuesday, August 3

Rueb ‘N’ Stein 503 Division Street

Wednesday, August 4 Contented Cow 302B Division Street

Thursday, August 5

Froggy Bottoms River Pub 305 South Water Street

“I enjoyed the information on conducting! Let’s go further with this by applying what we learned in a conducting lab!”

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Summer Dialogue Closing Banquet – Friday, August 6 Legends Golf Club, Prior Lake MN Join your ACDA-MN colleagues at the beautiful Legends Golf Club in nearby Prior Lake in a very special Summer Dialogue 25th anniversary celebration honoring the following individuals: • The original 1984-85 Planning Committee of ACDA-MN’s very first Summer Dialogue: Roger Tenney Robert Scholz Alice Larson + Geneva Eschweiler Axel Theimer Avis Evenrud + (+) deceased Chet Sommers Rolf Anderson • Charles Hellie, ACDA-MN State Treasurer as he retires from his position after faithfully serving our organization from 1999-2010. • The ACDA-MN ACE (Advocate for Choral Excellence) Award will be presented to six individuals representing each geographic district of our state whom have made a significant difference in the choral community in which he or she resides. The candidates are selected by each ACDA-MN District Chair. • Summer Dialogue scholarship winners sponsored by the F. Melius Christiansen Endowment Fund Committee. An anniversary buffet menu will be expertly prepared in this picturesque countryside setting: Lemon Butter Chicken Mixed Salad Greens with Assorted Dressings Marinated Grilled Bistro Steak Pasta Salad with Juliene Vegetables with Lime Vinaigrette Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes Dinner Rolls, Butter Mashed Sweet Potatoes Dessert Fresh Steamed Aspargus Tips Soda, Coffee

“I can’t wait for my students to see what I have planned for them this year!”


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SUMMER DIALOGUE DAILY SCHEDULE All sessions located in the Gold/Sun Ballroom, 3rd floor level in the Buntrock Commons (Schedule is subject to change)

TUESDAY, AUGUST 3 8:15 am-12:00 noon Second Annual Summer Dialogue Golf Tournament – Summit Golf Course 11:00 am Registration begins – Buntrock Commons Crossings – Street level 1:00-2:00 pm Presentation: Vocal Technique in the Choral Classroom Dina Else, Des Moines, IA 2:00-2:10 pm News You Can Use 2:10-3:00 pm Reading Session 1: Treble Voices: Children’s Music Reading Session 2: Men’s Voices: Medium to Advanced 3:00-3:10 pm Break 3:10-3:20 pm Vocal Warm-ups 3:20-4:45 pm Director’s Chorus Rehearsal 1 – Christopher Aspaas 5:00-6:30 pm Performance: Spirit Journey Thief River Falls Lincoln High School Choral Performance Troupe Robert Robinson, featured gospel soloist Darcy Reese, Music and Artistic Director 6:30-8:00 pm FREE Picnic Supper and Get Acquainted Activities 8:00-8:45 pm Reading Session 3: Mixed Voices: Changing Voice 8:45-9:30 pm Reading Session 4: All Voices: Broadway, Pop, Jazz, and Light Music 10:00 pm Afterglow – Rueb ‘N’ Stein

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 4 8:00-8:45 am Continental Breakfast 8:45-9:00 am Vocal Warm-ups 9:00-9:50 am All-State Presentation: Help! I’m a Sensitive Introvert and a Choral Director Angela Broeker, Director, All-State Mixed Choir 9:50-10:40 am Presentation: Dialogue with Darcy…Spirit Journey: A Choral Experience from the Inside Out Darcy Reese, Lincoln High School, Thief River Falls 10:40-10:50 am Break 10:50-11:00 am News You Can Use 11:00 am-12:15 pm Director’s Chorus Rehearsal 2 – Christopher Aspaas 12:15-1:30 pm Lunch 1:30-2:20 pm Reading Session 5: All Voices: Sacred Music for the Liturgical Year Reading Session 6: Men’s Voices: Changing Voice 2:30-3:30 pm Simultaneous Presentations: Conducting Lab…Gesture = Communication – Steve Boehlke Tips and Techniques for Recording Your Choir or Soloists – Doug Geston Advocacy and Community Building – Christopher Fettig 3:30-3:45 pm Break 3:45-5:15 pm Director’s Chorus Rehearsal 3 – Christopher Aspaas 5:15-5:30 pm News You Can Use 5:30-7:00 pm Dinner 7:00-8:00 pm All State Choir Observations 8:15-9:05 pm Presentation: In Tune With the Text: From Pen and Paper to Passionate Performance Jessica Crooker and Jen McCarty, Eastview HS, Apple Valley MN 9:30 pm Afterglow – Contended Cow


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SUMMER DIALOGUE DAILY SCHEDULE (con’t) THURSDAY, AUGUST 5 8:00-8:45 am Continental Breakfast 8:45-9:00 am Vocal Warm-ups 9:00-9:50 am All-State Presentation: The Conductor As Voice Teacher: Developing Good Vocal Skills in the Ensemble Setting Hilary Apfelstadt, Director, All-State Women’s Choir 9:50-10:40 am Presentation: Part 1: Exploring Concepts in Imagery Ruth Palmer, Minneapolis MN 10:40-10:50 am Break 10:50-11:00 am News You Can Use 11:00 am-12:15 pm Director’s Chorus Rehearsal 4 – Christopher Aspaas 12:15-1:30 pm Lunch 1:30-2:20 pm Reading Session 7: Treble Voices: Easy-Medium 2:20-2:50 pm ACDA-MN Update: Brian Stubbs, President, ACDA-MN 2:50-3:00 pm Break 3:00-4:00 pm Director’s Chorus Rehearsal 5 – Christopher Aspaas 4:00-4:10 pm News You Can Use 4:10-4:30 pm Director’s Chorus Sound Check – Boe Memorial Chapel 4:30-4:55 pm Concert: Director’s Chorus for All-State Choir students – Boe Memorial Chapel 5:00-6:30 pm Dinner 6:30-7:20 pm Presentation: Strategies for Teaching in a Diverse Classroom Kari Gilbertson, Forest Meadow TX 7:20-8:10 pm Presentation: The Best Music You’ve Never Heard! Eugene Rogers, St Paul MN and Tim Takach. Minneapolis MN 8:30-9:30 pm Performance: Great Northern Union Barbershop Chorus – Boe Memorial Chapel Peter Benson, director 10:00 pm Afterglow – Froggy Bottoms River Pub

FRIDAY, AUGUST 6 8:00-8:45 am Continental Breakfast 8:45-9:00 am Vocal Warm-ups 9:00-9:50 am All-State Presentation: The Male Scale: Investigating the Y Chromosome Gary Schwartzhoff, Director, All-State Men’s Choir 9:50-9:55 am News You Can Use 10:00-10:50 am Presentation: Bringing Imagery to Life Through Practical Application Ruth Palmer, Minneapolis MN 10:50 am-12:00 pm Reading Session 8: Treble Voices: Medium to Advanced 12:00-1:30 pm Lunch 1:30-2:20 pm Reading Session 9: Mixed Voices: Easy to Medium 2:20-3:10 pm Presentation: Cloning Yourself: Technology for Lean Times Susan Zemlin, Blaine HS, Blaine MN Presentation Follow-up: Gesture = Communication: A Conducting Lab For All Steve Boehlke, Rosemount MN 3:15-4:05 pm Reading Session 10: Mixed Voices: Medium to Advanced 6:30 pm Closing Banquet: Legends Golf Club, Prior Lake MN


9:00-10:00 am Check out of dorm rooms 10:30 am MMEA All-State Choir Concert – Boe Memorial Chapel

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Housing for all Summer Dialogue registrants will be located in the air conditioned Ytterboe Dormitory. Single or double occupancy is available. Please indicate your choice on the Summer Dialogue Registration Form. Bed linens, towels and washcloths are provided. You might want to bring along an extra blanket and your favorite pillow! Housing check-in and room key distribution will be handled at the Dialogue Registration area located at the Buntrock Commons.

Housing Plans and Rates: Plan 1: Four Night Stay – Tuesday, August 3 check-in/Saturday, August 7 check-out Single occupancy $147.23 per person Double occupancy $95.59 per person Plan 2: Three Night Stay – Tuesday, August 3 check-in/Friday, August 6 check-out Single occupancy $110.42 per person Double occupancy $71.69 per person Plan 3: Single Night Stay Single or Double occupancy $36.81 per person/per night


Scholarships provided by the F. Melius Christiansen Endowment Fund Committee are available for young conductors and first-time attendees to Dialogue. Interested members may apply for full or partial scholarships to this event that will cover registration, food, and campus lodging expenses. Deadline for scholarship applications is June 1, 2010. Go to the ACDA-MN website at for application forms and more detailed information.


Meals in the Buntrock Commons are available to all Dialogue registrants at the following prices including taxes: Breakfast – $6.41 Lunch – $9.08 Dinner – $10.69


Back by popular demand, start each day by selecting favorite items (pastries, fruit, and coffee) on the continental breakfast buffet located on the 3rd floor level of the Buntrock Commons building, just outside of the Gold Ballroom, site of all Summer Dialogue plenary sessions.


Two semester hours of graduate credit will be offered by the Division of Graduate and Continuing Education Studies of Hamline University in St. Paul. Registrants must participate in all Dialogue presentations and attend a brief concluding evaluation seminar. Written journal observations and direct teaching application summaries are required for graded or pass/fail grading options. Please indicate your intention to register on the Dialogue Registration Form. Formal course registration and $123 per semester credit ($246) total fee accepted on August 3 only. Checks payable to: Hamline University. Either personal check or credit card is accepted.


CEU’s will be available for licensure recertification at the end of the week from ACDA of Minnesota. No fees are required. Participation in all Dialogue sessions is required.


All day Tuesday through Wednesday noon – Crossings – (Street level) Wednesday noon through Friday afternoon – Gold/Sun Ballrooms (Third level)

GROTH MUSIC DISPLAY – Buntrock Commons – Black Ballroom (Third level) CAMPUS HOUSING – Ytterboe Dormitory FOOD SERVICE – Buntrock Commons FRIDAY BANQUET – Legends Golf Club, Prior Lake

“Kudos for providing so much practical information I can use in a small school!”


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REGISTRATION FORM 25th ANNUAL ACDA-MN SUMMER DIALOGUE – St. Olaf College, Northfield MN Name________________________________________________________________ Are you an ACDA Member?



Summer Email Address__________________________________________________ Home Phone (________)____________________ The next two lines are for changes to your ACDA-MN on-line directory information: Home Address_________________________________________City_______________________ St_ _______ Zip_____________ Institution Served______________________________________ Grade Level:






GENERAL INFORMATION Please check days in attendance:





I will participate in the following Summer Dialogue Program Activities: Director’s Chorus – Circle voice part: S1 S2 A1 A2 T1 T2 B1 B2 Graduate Credit offered by Hamline University. Payable to “Hamline University” on site only on August 3. Golf Tournament at Summit Golf Course, Cannon Falls. Fees payable at the golf course on August 3.


$195 Discounted Registration (deadline before July 15, 2010......................................................................................$_______________ $245 Registration after July 15.............................................................................................................................................$________________ $75 Single Day Registration: Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday................$________________

HOUSING at Ytterboe Dormitory, St. Olaf College (CHOOSE ONE PLAN AS FOLLOWS)

Plan 1:Tuesday 8/3 check-in through Saturday 8/7 check-out (4 nights) Single Occupancy @ $147.23 per person Double Occupancy @ $95.59 per person....................$________________ Plan 2:Tuesday 8/3 check-in through Friday 8/6 check-out (3 nights) Single Occupancy @ $110.42 per person Double Occupancy @ $71.69 per person....................$________________ Plan 3: Single Night Stay Single or Double Occupancy @ $36.81 per person/per night......................................................................$________________ Single Nights reserved: Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Name of Double Occupancy Roommate:___________________________________________________

FOOD SERVICE Tuesday evening welcome picnic and continental breakfasts each morning are included in registration fee. Daily meals may be purchased directly at Buntrock Commons: Breakfast @ $6.41; Lunch @ $9.08; Dinner @ $10.69 Friday evening 25th anniversary closing banquet at Legend’s Golf Club in Prior Lake: _____ Number of banquet tickets @ $30..............................................................................................................$________________


Active/Associate Membership..................................................................................................................................$________________ Retired Membership...................................................................................................................................................$________________ Student Membership..................................................................................................................................................$________________ Life Paying Membership Installment........................................................................................................................$________________ Contribution to F. Melius Christiansen Endowment Fund.................................................................................$________________

TOTAL PAYMENT ENCLOSED..........................................................................................................$________________ Please note: Registration fees must be included with registration form and are non-refundable. Enclose Registration Form and check payable to ACDA-MN and send directly to: Mark Howarth, Registrar 5470 Blackberry Trail #221 Inver Grove Heights MN 55076

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The American Choral Directors Association of Minnesota (ACDA-MN) Our mission – to support and inspire a community of choral musicians

Consider the MANY Benefits of Membership in ACDA of Minnesota You may take advantage of (or) may attend ongoing professional development and continuing education activities that nurture growth in your understanding and practice of the choral art. You will experience rewarding and career-enriching connections with over 750 colleagues at all levels of teaching and conducting, who are passionate about choral music in Minnesota. You may participate in the annual Summer Dialogue, a conference offered in conjunction with the MMEA All-State Choir camps that includes: Reading sessions of over 200 new choral music titles at all grade and difficulty levels Workshop presentations by leading clinicians in our state and nation All-State Choir rehearsal observations Director’s Chorus participation Special concert events Social events designed to connect you to other Minnesota choral professionals Graduate credit offered You may attend the annual Fall State Conference Auditioned performances by leading choirs at all levels Performances of state honor choirs Workshops and clinics by noted clinicians Reading sessions Annual awards luncheon Graduate credit offered Your students will be eligible to audition for the statewide honor choir program which includes a grades 4-5-6 Children’s Honor Choir; 7-8 Boys Honor Choir; 7-8 Girls Honor Choir; and 9-10 High School Honor Choir. You will receive the national award-winning state newsletter Star of the North featuring articles of interest, designed and written to be practical and helpful to every professional choral educator. You will receive the monthly ACDA national Choral Journal and the North Central Division newsletter Melisma. You will have access to statewide sponsored choral festivals targeting specialty ensembles such as Chamber/Madrigal Singers, Jazz and Show Choirs. Your students will be eligible to participate in our largest annual statewide event…the Men’s/Women’s Choral Festival… bringing together 1000 high school and collegiate level singers. You will receive regular electronic communication informing you of job vacancies, audition and concert announcements. You will have access to MN Choral Connect, a statewide communication network for choral directors. You will have access to MN Commission Consortium, a new project designed to connect choral directors and Minnesota composers in developing single or combined commissioned projects for school, community, and worship organizations.

ACDA of Minnesota – Land of 10,000 Choirs! The choral director’s source for ongoing and engaging professional development For further information on membership in ACDA of Minnesota go to


Membership Application Please accept my application for membership in ACDA of Minnesota as indicated: New member number Renewal NAME HOME ADDRESS CITY, STATE AND ZIP

Type of Membership


Active ($85 national; $15 state)


Associate ($85 national; $15 state)




Retired ($45 national; $15 state)






Life/Paying* ($200 national; $15 state)

Life membership is payable in $200 annual installments. Ten years of active membership is required before applying for life membership.

HOME PHONE I am including a donation in the amount of $ _______ for the F. Melius Christiansen endowment fund.


Areas of Activity



Elementary School



Junior High/Middle School


Senior High School



Elementary/Junior/Senior High


ACDA Student Chapter Member


Junior/Community College


Four Year College/University


Community Choir




Primary address for mailings: Home

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Youth/Student Activities



As an ACDA member, I will comply with the copyright laws of the United States of America. Compliance with these laws is also a condition of participation by clinicians and performing ensembles that appear on any ACDAsponsored event or convention. Mail completed form to: Bruce W. Becker 12027 Gantry Lane Apple Valley MN 55124

Make Checks payable to ACDA of Minnesota


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ACDA Summer Dialogue 2010 Registration Brochure  

The online version of the 2010 Summer DIalogue Brochure.

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