August 12, 2020
ACDA, NATS, PAMA, Chorus America, and Barbershop Harmony Society presented a joint Q&A-style webinar on Monday on the preliminary results (round 2) of the Performing Arts Aerosol Research Study. Study researcher Dr. Jelena Srebric reviewed the preliminary findings for singers, otolaryngologist Dr. Lucinda Halstead provided a review of mask options, and soprano Olivia Lerwick described her participation in the research study.

Resources:

What does the data say in my locale?

What about my studio/building?
RESEARCH UPDATE

The researchers involved in this study presented an Aug. 6 webinar (recording below) on their preliminary results. Final results are expected in late Nov./early Dec.
RELEVANCE

Interested in the statements ACDA has issued and signed onto? the scientific research we are helping to sponsor? Take a look at our new Advocacy page.

California Choral Directors Association has just published the fall edition of Cantate, which includes more than 40 pages of lesson plans and projects you can use with your choirs this fall.
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.
RESOURCES FOR LEARNING & COMMUNITY

  • GIA Publications is offering some free content in their "Summer Series", including a cornacopia of conversations, showcases, and resources. a variety of free webinars via their YouTube channel, videos like "Choral Diversity: Equity in Sound and Practice," with Rosephanye Powell, Birgitta Johnson, Rollo Dilworth, Brandon Waddles, Anne-Marie Hudley Simmons, and M. Roger Holland, II. 
  • The Singing Nest is an international, online community for invited friends. For a small subscription, a Singing Nest Friend membership entitles you to some unique perks that are exclusively for you. Perks such as a Live Lounge conversation & performance with Timothy Wayne-Wright from The King’s Singers.
STATE & OTHER ONLINE EVENTS

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

VIrtual Conferences & Workshops
PARTICIPATION OPPORTUNITY

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