ACDA-MN – 50th Anniversary Year Information

36th ANNUAL ACDA-MN STATE CONFERENCE &
50th ANNIVERSARY WEEKEND CELEBRATION
November 16-17-18, 2012

Featuring over 1,000 singer participants
20 Choirs • 4 State Honor Choirs • 14 Interest Sessions • 2 World Premieres
9 Conference Concerts • 3 Public Anniversary Concerts • 3 Performance Venues

First Lutheran Church • Columbia Heights
Benson Great Hall • Bethel University • Arden Hills
St. Andrew's Lutheran Church • Mahtomedi

CONFERENCE CLINICS & CONCERTS
Bella Voce - Shelly Winemiller, conductor
Blake Middle School Choristers - Dan LeJeune, conductor
Buffalo High School Concert  Choir - Michael  Walsh, conductor
Exultate - Thomas D. Rossin, conductor
Mahtomedi Middle School 8th Grade Choir - Julie Conzemius, conductor
Princeton High School Concert Choir - Mark Potvin, conductor
RAACHE Arioso - Suzanne Johnson, conductor
St. Louis Park Spanish Immersion School Choir - Deborah Lamb, conductor

50TH ANNIVERSARY PUBLIC CONCERTS
Friday, November 16 - A Minnesota Choral Mosaic
Cantus and VocalEssence
Saturday, November 17 - The Tribute Concert:  Celebrating Influence and Inspiration
ACDA-MN Directors' Chorus • Angelica Cantanti • Magnum Chorum • Northfield Youth Choir • St. Olaf Choir
David Cherwien, concert organist
Sunday, November 18 - A Golden Grand Finale
The Concordia Choir • The Singers • Minnesota Boychoir • University of Minnesota Singers
ACDA-MN State 11-12 High School Honor Choir

STATE HONOR CHOIR CONCERTS
4-5-6 Children - Mary Alice Stollak, guest conductor
7-8 Boy's - Tim Peter, guest conductor
7-8 Girls' - Karen Fulmer, guest conductor

INTEREST SESSIONS LED BY NATIONAL CLINICIANS
Elementary Level - Mary Alice Stollak, Michigan
Middle Level - Kari Gilbertson, Texas
Student Symposium - Dale Warland and Greg Douma
Worship and Music - John Ferguson
Conference Session - Mary Kay Geston

KEYNOTE ADDRESS BY RENE CLAUSEN
Our Golden Legacy:  A Distinguished Past...A Vibrant Future

ANNUAL AWARD PRESENTATIONS
F. Melius Christiansen Lifetime Achievement Award
Minnesota Choral Director of the Year Award
Outstanding Young Choral Director Award
Creative Programming Award

50TH ANNIVERSARY BANQUET AND PROGRAM
Honoring all past state ACDA-MN presidents