President’s Page

What an exciting time to serve the diverse choral communities of California! CCDA has stepped into a new era and it is my honor to serve as your President! Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or concerns.


For Pleasure

Educated by Tara Westover

The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead

Bringing Out the Best in People by Alan Loy McGinnis

Trust Exercise by Susan Choi

Work Related

Teaching with Respect: Inclusive Pedagogy for Choral Directors by Stephen Sieck

A Practical Guide to Choral Conducting by Bradley Ellingboe

Bach: Music in the Castle of Heaven by John Eliot Gardiner

Why Teach?: In Defense of a Real Education by Mark Edmundson

Choral Error Detection by Paul Hondorp (recommended by Josh Palkki)



Dancer for This is Me from The Greatest Showman

Bach Motets (John Eliot Gardiner recording)

Truth by Andrea Ramsey (Sandra Snow conducting)

All of Us from Considering Matthew Shepard by Craig Hella Johnson (Conspirare)

Hadestown performance at the 2019 Tonys (Wait for Me)