Sidney Hudson has been a secondary school choral music director for 38 years. After graduating from Boise State University, in 1983, she began her teaching career in Spokane, WA. From there she moved to Colorado where she taught for 25 years. She received her Master of Music in Choral Conducting from the University of Northern Colorado in 1997. Read more.
Serena Jenkins-Clark is Associate Professor of Music and Director of Choral Activities and Voice at the College of Southern Idaho, where she conducts Chamber Choir and Madrigal Ensemble, and teaches studio voice, music appreciation, and a freshman seminar. She earned her Master of Music from the University of Idaho and received a B.A. in Vocal Performance and Music Education from Pepperdine University in Malibu, California. Read more.
Max Mendez, is currently a Professor of Music and Director of Choirs at North Idaho College in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. He has been an active part of the Inland Northwest music community for the last fifteen years. He divides his time between conducting, teaching and performing. For the last sixteen years at North Idaho College he has conducted the NIC Cardinal Chorale, Chamber Singers, Vocal Jazz Ensemble, and Commercial Music Ensemble. Read more.
Amanda Hall has been a secondary choral educator for the last 7 years. She graduated from Idaho State University in 2012 and since then has taught at Xavier Charter School, Jerome High School, and is currently the choir teacher at Robert Stuart Middle School and Canyon Ridge High School. Read more.
Elissa Jones is currently director of choirs Century High School. She earned a B.M.E. at Utah State University and has completed post-baccualareate work at ISU. She has been active in community/collegiate and semi-professional groups consistently throughout her career. Read more.
Brandi Cook is director of choirs at Rocky Mountain High School. She is also an associate director at Cantus Youth Choirs, a community choral program for youth in the Treasure Valley. She grew up in West Boise and attended Fairmont Junior High and Capital High School. She studied piano intensely, accompanying the choirs in both junior high and high school. She played in a jazz combo for choirs starting in 8th grade. Read more.
Keith McCauley is co-founder, Vice President and Associate Director of Cantus Youth Choirs, a non-profit community choir in the Boise, Idaho area. McCauley has been arranging music and directing choirs at Cantus since 2012. He directs Fortis, an all-male contemporary a cappella ensemble (18 members); and co-directs VoiceOver, a mixed contemporary a cappella ensemble (18 members); and Concordia, a mixed varsity choir performing traditional choral music. Read more.
Idaho ACDA state leadership is comprised of an Executive Board, Repertory and Resource Coordinators, and Repertory and Standards Chair.
Every two years, active ACDA members elect a state president-elect. The president-elect serves in that position for two-years and then assumes the President position for the next two-years. Following that term, the President assumes the role of Past-President on the Executive Board.
The Secretary and Treasurer positions are appointed by the Executive Board when vacancies exist.
Repertory and Standard (R/S) Coordinators and Repertory and Standards (R/S) Chairs are appointed by the ID ACDA President.
If you have interest in serving in any ID ACDA Leadership position, please contact the current president.