Meet in the Middle!  Join your colleagues for the 2018 WCDA  State Conference in Wausau.

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Save the Date for the 2018 Conference

January 12-13, 2018

Early Bird Registration will run November 9, 2017 – December 10, 2017. $125

Regular Registration will run December 11, 2017 – January 12, 2018. $145

REGISTER HERE

 You will NOT be e-mailed an invoice.  If you need an invoice, please go to your dashboard, click on invoices and print that page as your invoice.

Reserve your room at the magnificent Jefferson Street Inn by calling (715) 845-6500.
Be sure to mention you are part of the WCDA block.

Terrific invited choirs, the exceptional German ensemble Calmus, great interest sessions and reading sessions – let’s meet in the middle this January! 
Conference Schedule:

2018 WCDA CONFERENCE SCHEDULE

Thursday, January 11

8-9am All-State Collegiate Registration Unitarian Universalist Church
9-noon All-State Collegiate rehearsal Unitarian Universalist Church
1-6pm All-State Collegiate rehearsal Unitarian Universalist Church
6:30-9:30pm WCDA Board Meeting First Presbyterian Church boardroom (2nd floor)
7-9 pm Conducting Competition Wausau West High School

Friday, January 12

8:30-9:30am Convention Registration First Presbyterian Church

Cloak Room

9:30-10:20 Reading Session #1 (Choose two)

  1. Elementary/Children (9:30-9:55)
    Middle School (9:55-10:20)
  2. High School (9:30-9:55)
    College/Church (9:55-10:20)
 

Fellowship Hall

 

Sanctuary

10:25-11:15 Reading Session #2

Bass Clef  (TB) and Treble Clef (SA)

Sanctuary
11:20-12:10 Interest Session #1: 

New Music for the Rest of Us – John Hughes

 

Sanctuary

Lunch Downtown
1:45-1:55

 

2:00-2:55

 

3:12-3:25

 

3:30-3:55

 

4:00-4:55

 

5:00-5:30

WCDA State Meeting and Report

 

Interest Session #2

Vocal Jazz: Ideas and Strategies for Teaching Improvisation – Sharri Van Alstine and the UW-Whitewater Vocal Jazz Ensemble

 

Lombardi Middle School Chamber  Choir

Milwaukee High School for The Arts Concert Chorale

 

Interest Session #2  (Choose one)

 

A: Musical Maps: Are we there yet? – Shawn Cody Miller

 

B: Re-thinking Rhythm: the Right Time for the Right Methodology – Patrick Dill

 

Collegiate Honor Choir

Sanctuary

 

Sanctuary

 

Chapel

 

Fellowship Hall

 

Sanctuary

5:30-7:45 Dinner (on your own) Downtown
7:45-8:00 Announcements and Convention Chair Address The Grand Theater
8:00-9:45 Calmus The Grand Theater
10:00-? Informal reception Jefferson Street Inn

City Grill

Saturday, January 13

8:30-10:00am WCDA Roundtable breakfast

Sponsored by Bob Rogers Travel

Grand Theatre

Great Hall

10:15-10:40

 

10:50-11:15

Wausau West High School Concert Chorale

 

UW-Whitewater Chamber Singers

 

First Presbyterian Church Sanctuary

 

12:00-2:00 All-State High School Vocal Jazz

and WCDA Awards Lunch Banquet

Jefferson St. Inn

Washington Room

2:15-3:10 Interest Session #3 (choose one)

 

A: Passing the Baton: Empowering Singers in the Choral Rehearsal — Amy Voorhees-Hall

B: Texted and “Untexted” Music: an Accentual Challenge — Eduardo García-Novelli

 

Chapel

 

Fellowship Hall

 

3:15-3:40 Director’s Choir Sanctuary
4:00-6:30 All-State Concerts

 

4:00-4:30 – Middle-Level Choir

 

4:40-5:10 – High School Bass Clef Choir

 

5:20-5:50 – Children’s Choir

 

6:00-6:30 – High School Treble Clef Choir

The Grand Theatre