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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.

Spring 2017 OCDA News Now Available

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

2016 Distinguished Service Award Winner

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Eric Richardson
Mr. Richardson has had a strong influence in music education for 5 decades. He taught at Olmsted Falls Middle School, Strongsville High School, Heidelberg University and Westlake High School. During his tenure at these schools, he forged strong skill development and built choral programs of excellence. This can only be authenticated by his record of superior ratings at OMEA contests and events and conference invitations for performance.

Mr. Richardson’s influence has gone beyond his teaching as he has become both a clinician and adjudicated event contest judge. He presently works with many high school choral groups with the goal of assisting directors in building skills in their choirs. He is a mentor to many high school choral directors in the state as he travels to share his passion for choral music. He has become one of the finest judges for adjudicated events in the state and has always been able to judge effectively.

Mr. Richardson continues to be very active in ACDA and OCDA having served for over 36 years in many capacities. Mostly recently, he has served as the Worship R&S Chair for the ACDA Central Division. He is presently the Director of Music at Bethesda on the Bay Lutheran Church in Bay Village, Ohio. He remains committed to promoting the best of choral literature and the impact it can have on an individual as well as our society.

*taken from the nomination letter written by Bill Zurkey*

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.

Spring State Board Meeting
The OCDA State Board met on June 19 on the campus of Otterbein University for it's annual Spring 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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