Your Wednesday Inspiration
June 16, 2021
Please note: Your Wednesday email will be taking a vacation next week, along with myself (Sundra Flansburg). We'll both be back the week of Jun. 28, hopefully rested and replenished. Until then, my best wishes for a wonderful few weeks to you!
One of ACDA's huge strengths is the way our members engage with and provide inspired leadership in a wide range of ways.

This week, we would like to acknowledge the talented and committed state presidents who have been serving over the past year. Through a year like no other, these leaders have worked tirelessly to share ideas and motivation, and have had to be amazingly flexible. Most are transitioning into the role of past president on July 1; a few serve through the summer or next year. All have demonstrated an inspiring level of innovation, creativity, and commitment to the choral art and to their fellow members.

We invite you to join us in thanking our state presidents for their service to us and the profession. Please consider sending a note of gratitude to your chapter president, along with your wishes for some down time to replenish themselves. Click here to view the list of 2020-21 presidents.
National Event
Advocacy: Kick-off to Summer Zoom
Jul. 1, 10:00 a.m. PT / 1:00 p.m. ET
Join Advocacy & Collaboration Committee members for a casual conversation before the holiday weekend. Bring your questions about advocacy and collaboration and they will do their best to answer them! Walk away with ideas and practices you can tap into. Register in advance to join this conversation. Zoom information is included with your registration confirmation email.
State Events
Visit our State Chapter Events page for a comprehensive list of events that are open to all ACDA members. Each listing indicates whether it is virtual, hybrid, or in person. Ohio, Montana, Vermont, Indiana, and New Jersey all have events coming up in June. Arizona, Kansas, and Alabama kick off July with conferences in the first part of the month.

To add an official chapter event, ask your president to submit the information here.
Regional Conferences
Check the region conference page for dates and locations of the 2022 conferences, as well as to find links to each region's conference information.
Recording Available!
A recording of the Jun. 8 session for middle and high school choral educators is now available! Find it and the links to handouts from all of this year's webinars on the National Webinars page on the ACDA website.
State Elections
Two chapters have president-elect elections open this month: Florida ACDA (Jun. 8-21) and Utah ACDA (Jun. 15-28).
This past year, choral composers lost the musical experiences that affirm, encourage, and inspire, as well as a year's worth of revenue normally generated by choirs purchasing, performing, and licensing their music. We recognize the importance of singing great music written in the past; but in this unique time, living choral composers and their publishers need unique support. As the light begins to dawn after our long choral darkness, #SingNewMusic!

Please share this campaign on your social media accounts (find a shareable post on the ACDA Facebook page or on ACDA's Twitter and Instagram feeds) and tag any upcoming or current performances with the hashtag!
Free-$1 per Copy Sheet Music Database
ACDA member Rebecca Lord has created a database of Free-$1/Copy Sheet-Music Resources. It features an array of websites providing public domain scores, works of individual composers, special collections, and historic documents and autograph scores among others. Have a resource to add to the database? Submit it using this online form.
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