August 26, 2020
From the ACDA Executive Committee on Tim Sharp's Retirement
ACDA is grateful for the many years of excellent service that Tim Sharp has provided for the organization. During his tenure, Tim brought the organization forward into the 21st century, not only in terms of technology, but also through his innovative and creative leadership. Tim’s efforts on behalf of ACDA have helped to continue to create global opportunities that we enjoy today as a leading choral music organization.

His collaborative spirit led to great partnerships with the International Federation for Choral Music, Chorus America, the Barbershop Harmony Society, and many others. Tim’s efforts in increasing the membership of ACDA have benefited the organization in manifold ways. His passion for mentorship has provided direction for generations to come.

We wish Tim the best in his retirement.

Lynne Gackle, President
André Thomas, Vice President
David Fryling, President-elect
Tom Shelton, Past President
Tom Merrill, Treasurer/Secretary
Member Rebecca Lord is developing a database of artists willing to make online guest appearances for choirs and music classes. There will be separate lists in the directory for guest conductors, composers, vocalists, instrumentalists, music industry professionals, and others. Included will be biographical information, areas of expertise, willingness to make presentations and/or appear as interview guests, links to other information about the artist, contact information, and fee information (optional).

If you would like to be included as a possible guest speaker/presenter or know someone else who would be, please fill out or pass on this form to be added! The list will be continually updated.
We invite you to check this page regularly for added resources.
My Choral Coach is a simple guided practice and choral management system that will keep choirs engaged and reaching their goals during this time of physical distancing and isolation. The cost is $50 for access, and free for all choral singers in your choirs through December. Learn more.

Join GALA Choruses tonight (Aug. 26) at 8:00 p.m. (EDT) on GALA's YouTube channel for an evening of music and conversation in celebration of the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment, with Joan Szymko's Lifting As We Climb. This piece is GALA Choruses' 2020 Dr. Catherine Roma Women Composers Commission. Watch the trailer

There continue to be some professional development opportunities offered by state chapters and regions, and open to all members. You are invited to attend!

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