Antiphon, Winter 2015-2016, Volume 20, Issue 2

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ANNOUNCING! The 2016 Junior High/Middle School Choral Festival Our Junior High/Middle School Choral Festival will be held on May 6. This annual event is an engaging musical experience that affords Arizona’s younger singers the opportunity to perform in a quality venue, work with esteemed clinicians, and create lasting memories. This year, teachers will also receive a recording of their performance from OnTheSpot as well as have the opportunity to purchase pictures. Our 2016 clinicians are Herbert Washington of the Phoenix Children’s Chorus, Sammy Brauer of Coronado High School, Joseph Johnston of Mesa Community College, and Jason Thompson of Arizona State University. Registration opened January 25 and will close February 22. The performance schedule is developed on a first-come first-served basis so be sure to register early! The culminated schedule will be distributed to teachers by March 1. More information will be appearing soon on the AzACDA website. Please consider joining us for another fantastic event for your singers!

The 2016 AzACDA High School Choral Festival Congratulations to all who qualified for the AzACDA Senior High School State Festival! The festival will be held again at Mesa Community College’s new Preforming Arts Center on Wednesday, March 23. This year we are privileged to have the following judges: Prof. Bruce Rogers – Director of Choral Activities, Mt. San Antonio College, Walnut, California Dr. Ryan W. Holder – Associate Director of Choral Studies, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff Mr. Greg Hebert – Director of Choral Music, Tempe Corona Del Sol, Tempe Dr. Craig Peterson – Director of Choral Activities & Chair of Performing Arts, Mesa Community College, Mesa For more information please visit our website or contact Joseph Johnston, AzACDA R&S Chair for Senior High School Choirs at

The 2016 AzACDA D-backs Nights! April 8, 2016 (All ages) – 6:40pm vs. the Cubs (Dr. Kenny Miller, conductor) September 9, 2016 (Youth Choirs, Elementary, and Jr. High) – 6:40pm vs. Atlanta Braves (Dr. Jason Thompson, conductor) September 17, 2016 (High School and College) – 5:10pm vs. Dodgers (Dr. Sharon Hansen, conductor) Participating choirs perform the Star Spangled Banner on the warning track before the games and are led by guest conductors selected by AzACDA. Performances are highlighted live on dbTV. The D-backs Choir Night includes a unique performance opportunity, a special discount on D-backs game tickets, and fundraising for your choir. Sheet music, a personalized flyer, and pre-game practice details are provided following reservation. Performance spots are limited and are filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Please call Tom Demeter of the Arizona Diamondbacks to register at: 602-462-4244 or e-mail at:



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