State Conference 2019

Online registration is now closed

  • Registrants must be current members of ACDA or CCDA.
    • Regular Registration: $125
    • Student Registration (must show valid student ID at conference check-in): $35
    • Guest Registration: $125. Receive all conference materials and come see what CCDA can do for you! Guests may choose to apply a portion of their registration toward a membership at the conference. Note that guests must be registered with a current ACDA/CCDA member.
    • On-site Registration will be available at the regular conference rate, but availability of perusal materials, such as programs and reading packets, may be limited.
    • Online Registration will close Monday evening, March 11.

Final Conference Schedule

view a PDF of the Conference Program HERE

Thursday, March 14

8:30 AM Honor Choir Check-in, Octet Testing     SJSU Music Building

10:00 AM Conference Registration Opens     SJSU Music Foyer

(remains open until 3:00 PM)

11:00 AM Reading Sessions 1 & 2

  • Easy SATB, Middle School, Junior High, Show Choir     SJSU Mus 250
  • Advanced SATB, College, 2-Year College, Vocal Jazz     SJSU Mus 182

12:00 PM Lunch Break

2:00 PM Honor Choir Rehearsals Begin

  • SATB     SJSU Concert Hall
  • SSAA     Hammer Rehearsal Hall
  • TTBB     SJSU Mus 150
  • Junior High/9th Grade     First Immanuel Lutheran

(locations remain the same through Friday afternoon)

2:00 PM Interest Sessions A & B

  • Between the Beats: are you showing what you want?
    • Dr. Jonathan Babcock     SJSU Mus 182
  • Teaching to Millennials and Generation Z
    • Dr. Andrew Kreckmann     SJSU Mus 250

3:30 PM Concert Session 1     Cathedral Basilica of St. Joseph

  • 3:30 PM College of the Canyons Chamber Singers
  • 4:00 PM iSing Silicon Valley Girlchoir
  • 4:30 PM Shasta High School Madrigals

5:00 PM Dinner Break

7:00 PM Honor Choir Rehearsals Resume

7:00 PM All-Conference Sing & Featured Ensemble Concert     Cathedral Basilica of St. Joseph

  • 7:00 PM All-Conference Sing, sponsored by Fred Bock Publishing Group
  • 7:15 PM Mira Costa High School Choral Union
  • 7:45 PM 2019 Featured Ensemble: The Fog City Singers

Friday, March 15

8:00 AM Conference Registration Opens     SJSU Music Foyer

(remains open until 4:00 PM)

8:30 AM Honor Choir Rehearsal

8:30 AM Reading Session 3 & Interest Session C

  • TTBB, SSAA, Multicultural     SJSU Mus 182
  • Who’s the Boss?
    • Dr. Christopher Peterson     SJSU Mus 250

10:00 AM Concert Session 2     Cathedral Basilica of St. Joseph

  • 10:00 AM J. L. Stanford Middle School Treble Choir
  • 10:30 AM The Sunday Night Singers
  • 11:00 AM Musae

12:00 PM Lunch Break

1:30 PM Honor Choir Rehearsal

1:30 PM Interest Sessions D & E

  • Social Justice, Politics, and Popular Culture in Today’s Choral Classroom
    • Dennis Frayne     SJSU Mus 250
  • The Sound is the Vowel
    • Dr. Buddy James     SJSU Mus 182

2:45 PM Interest Sessions F & G

  • 21st Century Performance Practice
    • Donald Brinegar     SJSU Mus 250
  • Mind the Gap: Middle School
    • Dr. Alyssa Cossey     SJSU Mus 182

4:30 PM Honor Choir Dinner Break

4:30 PM Concert Session 3     Cathedral Basilica of St. Joseph

  • 4:30 PM CSU Long Beach University Choir
  • 5:00 PM Los Gatos High School Women’s Chorus
  • 5:30 PM Piedmont East Bay Children’s Choir, Ecco

6:00 PM Honor Choir Exchange Concert     Cathedral Basilica of St. Joseph

6:00 PM Conference Dinner Break

8:00 PM Vocal Jazz Performance     SJSU Concert Hall

  • 8:00 PM College of the Canyons Just Jazz
  • 8:30 PM CSU Sacramento Vox Now

Saturday, March 16

9:00 AM Reading Session 4 & Interest Session H

  • Elementary, Children, & Youth     SJSU Mus 161
  • Thoughts from the Adjudicator’s Table
    • Dr. Joshua Palkki     SJSU Concert Hall

10:30 AM Honor Choir Concert 1     Cathedral Basilica of St. Joseph

  • 9th Grade/Junior High
  • TTBB

12:30 PM Lunch Break

2:15 PM Honor Choir Concert 2     Cathedral Basilica of St. Joseph

  • SSAA
  • SATB

Conference End

Lodging and Transportation:

Information regarding lodging accommodations and transportation: 2019 CCDA State Conference Travel Info (Updated January 23)

Map of the SJSU Campus:

Downtown San Jose Parking:

If you have any questions about the conference, please email