Summer Choral Summit

CCDA is moving forward with a virtual summer event to replace our beloved conference at ECCO. Please join us on July 26-28 for an online Summer Choral Summit featuring Dr. André Thomas who will give our Inspirational Keynote Address. In addition, we’ll have presentations on topics related to online & hybrid teaching, virtual choirs, new technologies, as well as reading sessions. Stay tuned as more information becomes available.

We are thrilled to be able to offer you this, as we have worked hard to make it a relevant summit in regards to our current needs as choral directors in 2020. We’ve cut the fluff, and are really striving to bring you relevant sessions and repertoire that meet the needs of your choirs.

Sunday will kick off at 4:00 pm with Dr. André Thomas, our ACDA President-Elect, and we’ll have you done in time for dinner.

Monday kicks off at 9:00 am with Dr. Jeffery Redding. If you’re not familiar with him, give him a quick Google. We’re VERY pumped to have him. And we’ll have you out by 2:00 pm that day.

Tuesday ends around 2:00 pm as well with Dr. Rollo Dilworth to wrap up all we’ve learned and send us forth into this adventurous fall in front of all of us.

In between all of that, we have sessions regarding:

  • Copyright
  • Virtual choirs
  • Recruitment
  • Using social media to connect with your choirs
  • Helpful discussions &
  • A variety of RELEVANT repertoire for all types of choirs

Because the summit is virtual, you’ll have the option to watch all content at the times it is schedule, or later because, well, you just might be floating on a lake on one of the summit days. But you’ll have to register to access the summit content.

The conference fee is $25 for choral professionals and musicians, and students are free. That’s it. In the spirit of collegiality and a desire to support all choral musicians, CCDA / ACDA membership is not required for this event, and it is open to anyone. Plan to join us for this inspirational and informative gathering, and be sure to invite all your choral friends to participate as well.

CLICK HERE to register
(note, registration link will not become active until July 1.

Conference Fees:
  Late Registration
(after July 25)

We look forward to “seeing” you there!


-Jeffrey Benson, President
-Chris Peterson, President-Elect
-Rob Istad, Vice-President