2022 Summer Conference

July 10-13, 2022 – Peru State College

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Conference Schedule

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SUMMER HONOR CHOIRS

2022 Honor Choir information is Coming Soon!

NCDA All-State Concert Choir

July 7 – 10, 2019

2019 All State Concert Requirements

Information Sheet: 2019 NCDA All-State Concert Choir Information

2019 All State Concert Description

OPEN to all 2018-19 high school students (2018 freshmen through graduating seniors)

2019 All State Concert Choir Clinician


Our inaugural All State Concert Choir clinician is Nebraska native, and NCDA veteran, Dr. Matt Hill. Dr. Hill is the Director of Choral Activities at Peru State College, and is the founder of Sing Omaha. Matt is well known in our state, and brings energy, excitement, and expertise to the podium. Students will enjoy the repertoire and will be engaged through the rehearsal experience as they sing with this auditioned 40-voice concert ensemble; the first of its kind in NCDA history!

Dr. Hill earned his Masters Degree in Choral Conducting at Oklahoma State, and a DMA in Choral Conducting at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. For more information about Dr. Hill, visit his website at www.MattHillConductor.com.

NCDA Middle Level Honor Choir

July 7 – 10, 2019

2019 Middle Level Honor Choir Requirements

Information sheet: 2019 NCDA Middle-Level Honor Choir Information

2019 Middle Level Honor Choir Description

OPEN to all 2018-19 high school students (2018 freshmen through graduating seniors)

2019 Middle Level Honor Choir Clinician

Ryan Beeken proudly serves as director of Choral Studies at Indiana University of Pennsylvania where he conducts the University Chorale, Chorus, and Chamber Singers. In addition, he teaches graduate and undergraduate choral conducting and supervises student teachers. Beeken also serves as artistic director for the Blair Concert Chorale, whose mission includes fostering a growing appreciation of quality choral music for the population of south central Pennsylvania. He received Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance and Bachelor of Music Education degrees from Drake University and Master of Music and Doctor of Musical Arts Degrees in Choral Conducting from Michigan State University.

Beeken’s choirs have performed at state, regional, and national Conventions of the American Choral Directors Association and have been invited to perform for state and regional conferences for the National Association for Music Education. A frequent clinician and festival director, Beeken is regularly engaged as a conductor, clinician, and adjudicator throughout the United States and internationally as well; recent and upcoming highlights include the 2018 Central/North Central ACDA seventh to ninth grade Boys Honor Choir, 2018 A Cappella Abroad in Prague, Czech Republic, and Vienna, Austria, for Perform International, and all-state honor choirs in Arkansas, Florida, Kansas, Louisiana, Minnesota, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia. He has served on the executive committee of the American Choral Directors Association at both the state and regional level and regularly presents sessions for symposia on topics that include repertoire, rehearsal techniques, motivation, conductor-student relationships, and program building. Recent presentations include the 2017 Hawaii International Conference on Arts and Humanities, 2016 and 2015 National NAfME teacher in-service, and conferences in Alabama, Florida, Iowa, Maryland, Michigan, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, West Virginia, and Wisconsin.

Prior to his appointment at IUP, Beeken taught at Michigan State University, where he conducted the Women’s Glee Club; and, while residing in Des Moines, Iowa, directed the Drake Chorale at Drake University. He also taught elementary, middle school, and high school music for 16 years, most recently serving as director of Vocal Music for Waukee Schools in suburban Des Moines, where he lead a program of over 300 students and 12 ensembles to national distinction.

NCDA All-State Show Choir

July 7 – 10, 2019

2019 All-State Show Choir Requirements

Information sheet: 2019 NCDA Middle-Level Honor Choir

2019 All-State Show Choir Description

We want to encourage all show choir directors to consider auditioning students for the 2019 All State Show Choir. This year’s vocal clinician is Scott Thorne from Homewood, Alabama where he directors three competitive show choirs at Homewood High School. His groups, The Network, Legacy, and The Associate are known throughout the south for their innovative programs. Our choreographer this summer is Mike Weaver who choreographs throughout the country, is the author of Sweat, Tears, and Jazz Hands: The Official History of Show Choir from Vaudeville to Glee, and the is the current National ACDA Contemporary and Commercial R&R Chair.

2019 All-State Show Choir Clinician

Biography

Nebraska Choral Directors Association (NCDA)