Welcome to ID-ACDA

2018 Idaho ACDA Fall In-Service Conference
“New Directions”
Dr. Derrick Fox, Presenter
Cathedral of the Rockies, Boise

Dates: October 4, 5, and 6
Begins with 5 p.m. registration on Thursday, ends at noon on Saturday
Registration: Click or tap HERE
Information on registration fees, student fees, and first time attendees referrals and HOUSING can be found HERE.

Professional development credit for Idaho ACDA Fall Conference is now available!
Click HERE for full information found on the in-service  info page, just under the hotel info.

More information about Derrick Fox HERE

♦   Red Carpet” Registration: Photo booth, hors d’oeuvres, Video interviews, Interactive activities, Swag!
♦   Varied Headline sessions on working with middle-school and JHS choirs, including a lab choir session with Derrick Fox. (Derrick will conduct the MS/JHS Honor Choir at the National ACDA Conference in Kansas City next spring.)
Reading Sessions – Music provided by JW Pepper
♦   Four performing choirs selected from around the state APPLY HERE
♦   Multiple round-table discussions, including College/University “Master Teacher Mentoring,” Pacific Islander Choral Music, Icelandic Music, Building Choral Community, Sharing Warm-ups, and more
♦   Professional and social networking (including Boise Chapter of the Beer/Root Beer  Choir!)
♦   On Friday evening, enjoy a fully catered dinner, after which we will load onto a shuttle bus to the performance of Bernstein at 100: Overture to Candide, Chichester Psalms, and Tchaikovsky Symphony
No. 5. Presented by Boise Philharmonic and Boise Philharmonic Master Chorale.
♦   On Saturday morning, hear a presentation by our headliner, Dr. Derrick Fox, on “Care of the Passionate Choral Conductor: How to Care for Yourself During the Frantic School Year.” Dr. Fox will also work with selected lab choirs to tie together all of the techniques and concepts he discusses throughout the conference.


We are delighted to accept the invitation to hold our 2018 In-Service Retreat at the Cathedral of the Rockies in Boise. Changes at the church we've used to host the event in Sun Valley, including new rental charges, make it impossible for us to hold the conference there...for the first time in twenty years. The outstanding facilities at the Cathedral, including a fellowship room for sessions, wonderful acoustics for performance in the large sanctuary, plenty of breakout meeting rooms, as well as the location of the church (in Boise, central to most of us) make this a great alternative for ID ACDA. On top of that, MacKenzie Aitken, our treasurer, has reserved our dates in at least two downtown Boise hotels that are near the church. (Scott Anderson, President)

 Auditions for Critical Mass Vocal Artists Announced – Click or tap HERE for full information