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2019 Swan Award Winner: Rod Eichenberger

  RODNEY EICHENBERGER, Professor of Choral Music, teaches graduate choral conducting, choral techniques, and conducting pedagogy. He has lectured and guest conducted extensively throughout the United States and abroad. Professor Eichenberger is the program coordinator for the choral conducting division of International Workshops with recent summer seminars held in Biarritz and Lyon, France; Stavanger, Norway;...

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Summer Conference at ECCO Cancelled for 2020

  Dear colleagues, We’ve made the decision that CCDA cannot hold our annual 2020 ECCO Conference in Oakhurst as planned. It has become clear that it just won’t be possible – or, more importantly, safe – to gather our community together the way we had so hoped to do. ECCO is something we all look...

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2018 Swan Award Winner: Linda Lovaas

  Linda Lovaas received her B.M.E. and M.Ed. in music from Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas, and began her teaching career in 1977 at Levi Fry Middle School in Texas City, Texas. She retired in 2008 after 18 years directing the choruses and drama teams at Mark Twain Junior High School in Modesto,...

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2018 Swan Award Winner: Vance George

  Vance George is recognized internationally as one of America’s leading choral conductors. Under his direction he and the San Francisco Symphony Chorus have been hailed as one of the finest in the world and have received four Grammys and an Emmy. His unique range of musical styles, knowledge of languages, mastery of vocal colors,...

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2017 Swan Award Winner: John Alexander

  John Alexander is one of America’s most respected choral conductors. His inspired leadership both on the podium and as an advocate for the advancement of the choral art has generated international respect and acclaim. His long and distinguished career has encompassed conducting hundreds of choral and orchestral performances in 27 countries around the globe....

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Call for Interest Session Applications – CASMEC 2018

Application for Interest Session at 2018 California All-State Music Education Conference in San Jose APPLY NOW for INTEREST SESSIONS! Application Deadline: May 5, 2017 California ACDA is issuing an open call for session proposals for the 2018 CASMEC, February 15-17 in San Jose. We are seeking sessions that are dynamic and interactive. These sessions should...

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