Fall 2021 In-Service Schedule

Now in a Hybrid Format

FALL Hybrid CONFERENCE 
OCTOBER 7-9, 2021
NORTHWEST NAZARENE UNIVERSITY
BRANDT CENTER

To accommodate all members in the midst of changing Covid protocol, the Idaho ACDA Executive Board has made the decision to host this year’s conference in a hybrid format, giving you the choice to attend the conference either in person on the NNU campus or virtually via Zoom. All sessions will now be recorded and hosted, for paid attendees only, until March 31st, 2022.

Current NNU protocol requires wearing a mask indoors while on campus. Changing Covid protocols may require additional measures in the future. Please see the NNU website at www.nnu.edu for the most current protocols.

CONFERENCE SCHEDULE

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THURSDAY, OCTOBER 7

5:30-6:45  RED CARPET – Lobby Brandt Center

      Registration & Hors d’ Oeuvres

      Exhibits

7:00 – 8:30   WELCOME – OPENING 

HEADLINER SESSION  –  DR. EPH EHLY

Developing Mini Philosophies
on
Becoming a Happy & Productive Teacher

 8:30 – 9:20  READING SESSION

      R&R Reading Session 1 – R&R Chairs

  9:30-11:00    CHOIR/SOCIAL (For In-Person Participants)

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 8TH

Morning

NNU LITTLE THEATER

8:00 – 9:00  BREAKFAST AND LATE REGISTRATION

               Breakfast provided by Idaho Colleges & Universities
Registration desk open for questions or conference registration

9:00 – 10:15  OPENING and HEADLINER SESSION – DR. EPH EHLY

Developing Mini Philosophies
on
Seeking the Original Source of Inspiration

10:30 – 11:30    MEANINGFUL INDIVIDUAL ASSESSMENT STRATEGIES FOR PERFORMANCE ENSEMBLES: Tools to get REAL assessment data on your students WITHOUT taking up all of your rehearsal time.
Presenter: Sean Kane – Timberline High School

 11:30 – 1:00  LUNCH

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 8 
Afternoon

BRANDT CENTER

1:00 – 2:30   EMBRACE THE CRACK AND NAVIGATE THE CHANGE: Working with emerging singers and male changing voices.

     Presenters: Daniel Gutierrez Nixa High School, Springfield, Missouri, Dr. Erin Plisco,  Missouri State University, Dr. Lynne Gackle, Director of Choral Activities at Baylor University. 

2:30-2:50   BREAK  

NNU LITTLE THEATER

2:50-4:00  INFUSING JAZZ INTO YOUR CHORAL PROGRAM:  Things you wish someone had told you.  
Presenter: Quinn VanPaepeghem, Director of Jazz Studies, NNU

2:30-2:50   BREAK

4:15 – 5:30    HEADLINER  –  DR. EPH EHLY         

Developing Mini Philosophies
on

                                                                  LIVING to Learn
                                                                             LEARNING to Teach
                                                                                        TEACHING to Learn How to Live

5:30-6:45 READING SESSION 2

7:00PM  CATERED DINNER @NNU BRANDT LOBBY (For In-Person Attendees)

Saturday, October 9

8:00 – 9:00   BREAKFAST ROUNDTABLE WITH R&R CHAIRS
 Breakfast provided by Idaho Colleges & Universities

 9:00 – 10:00 IN THE LABYRINTH:  Approaching Diversity in the Choral Space (With or without David Bowie)
Presenter: Dr. Sarah J. Graham

10:00-10:10 BREAK

10:10 – 10:30 BUSINESS MEETING

 10:30 -11:45 HEADLINER READING SESSION – DR. EPH EHLY

11:45 – 12:00  CODA

     FINAL REMARKS, GROUP PHOTO

Registration Fees

Early Bird Registration Active/Retired/Life ACDA Member (through September 23)  $99

Conference Registration Active/Retired/Life ACDA Member (9/24 – 10/9)  $120

Active Student ACDA Collegiate Member  $25

Non-Member Registration  $250