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Fall 2017 OCDA News Now Available

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The Fall 2017 OCDA News, the newsletter of the Ohio Choral Directors Association, is now available for viewing as a PDF.

Find great articles to both inform and inspire. This edition includes:
  • Important information from President Rich Schnipke on the restructuring of the OCDA Board.
  • A fantastic article from Historian Amy Gelsone on how to survive and thrive as a choral director.
  • Doug O'Neal shares tried and true sight singing resources.
  • Lynda Hasseler presents a great strategy for helping select literature and program performances.
  • Christopher Dent provides a 2017 Summer Conference Recap
  • Brian Potts presents possibilities for how to better connect with fellow choral directors.

Previous editions of the newsletter are available here.

Call for Performing Ensemble Applications

OCDA President, Rich Schnipke has made the official request for performing ensemble applications for the 2018 Summer Conference. If you have a performing ensemble that you feel would be an excellent candidate, please consider sending in your application and recorded audition. Download the performance application below. Instructions for the recording are located on the application.

OCDA 2018 Summer Conference Performing Ensemble Application


New Repertoire & Resources Committee

The OCDA Repertoire & Resources Committee (R&R) has been restructured in compliance with new ACDA guidelines. The organization of individual R&R categories has been grouped into four major categories: Youth, Collegiate, Lifelong, and Repertoire Specific. These four areas contain all of the individual categories of the old model. For contact information and specific categories please see the new Repertoire & Resources page.

Thank You For Another Wonderful Summer Conference

OCDA Summer Conference 2017 was an amazing success thanks to the dedicated efforts of all of the people involved from conference and committee chairs down to student volunteers. The highlights were many including the Men’s, Women’s & Children’s Honor Choirs; performances by amazing collegiate and academic choral ensembles; presentations from ACDA President Tim Sharp, Stacey Gibbs, Ann Usher, Amy Blosser and Peter Jarjisian; reading sessions; and several wonderful social events.

Thank you to all who attended. Below are just a few pictures from the event. More can be found by clicking here.
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2018 ACDA International Conductors Exchange Program

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Applications for the 2018 ACDA ICEP are now available. Any choral director interested in applying should do so by July 14, 2017. If you have any questions, please contact Jeremy Jones.

Applications can be accessed by clicking here.

Join The OCDA Mailing List

If you are not currently receiving emails from OCDA and would like to be added to our email list, please sign-up here: OCDA Email List

What's OCDA Doing Now?

Here is your upfront glance at what is currently going on with OCDA. If you only have a few seconds to check things out, this should be your first stop. We will endeavor to keep you updated with all of the many facets of our organization.

Fall State Board Meeting
The OCDA State Board met on September 9 on the campus of Otterbein University for it's annual Fall State Board Meeting. If you wish to see the minutes from the meeting, click here.
OCDA Well-Represented
Former OCDA President, Dr. Gayle Walker of Otterbein University is currently serving as our Division President and Dr. Mark Munson of BGSU, another former President is currently serving as Division President-Elect.

ACDA National

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Explore ChoralNet

The online choral community of ACDA, an exclusive part of your membership to OCDA.

Community Choirs in Ohio

Ohio is home to a wide variety of community choirs. Learn more about them on our feature page for community choirs, and check out where they reside and how they can enrich your life in the art of choral music today.

ACDA Central Division

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Choral Public Domain Library

Obtain free choral music and much more. Visit the Choral Public Domain Library.

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