Ohio Choral Directors Association

Promoting excellence in choral music throughout Ohio.

Spring 2018 OCDA News Now Available

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The Spring 2018 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:
  • President Rich Schnipke’s Summer Conference preview.
  • Wei Cheng, East Central Region Chair, discusses how to make the most of your choral directing experience in “Making Every Moment Count.”
  • Show Choir R&R Chair, Jeff Clark, provides insight and advice on programming for your Show Choir.
  • Brad Naylor asks you what you can have your singers do to help grow your own programs.

Previous editions of the newsletter are available here.

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.

Join The OCDA Mailing List

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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.

Winter State Board Meeting
The OCDA State Board met on January 6 on the campus of Otterbein University for it's annual Winter State Board Meeting. If you wish to see the minutes from the meeting, click here.
OCDA Well-Represented
Tom Merrill (Xavier) is serving as the ACDA Treasurer; Amy Blosser (Bexley HS) is the National Repertoire & Resources Chair; Mark Munson (BGSU) is serving as the current Central Division President; Gayle Walker (Otterbein) holds the office of Central Division Vice President; Kathy Walker (Avon Lake) is the Central Division Treasurer; James Vaughn (Wauseon HS) is serving as the Editor for the Central Division publication, Resound; Sandy Thornton (Cincinnati Youth Choir) is the Central Division Repertoire & Resources Youth Chair.

Links to Other Resources

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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.
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