Come, learn, and create with us at the 2020 WVACDA Conference in Charleston, WV! Be sure to register early to take advantage of discounted pricing opportunities. Earlybird Conference Registration ends at 11:55pm on January 10, 2020.
If your students wish to participate in the honor choirs, please visit the respective choir page(s) listed above and follow the instructions. Be sure to make note of the deadlines!
As soon as you receive your allotment, make your hotel reservations. Hotel pricing is listed below.
Order your music from www.jwpepper.com or www.kerrsmusic.com/contact.asp as early as possible.
As soon as you receive your music, START PRACTICING! The experience of being in a room with over 200 other prepared students is unforgettable and absolutely worth the investment of practice.
At the Conference
As an attendee of the conference, you are invited to all interest sessions and if your county board office allows, you may submit each session as an hour of Continuing Education. Sessions cover reading new or themed music, conducting tips, how to travel with choirs, and much more.
Registration begins at noon on Thursday, January 23. Plan to arrive between 12pm and 12:30pm to register, collect your name tags/pass and t-shirts.
Be sure to eat before prior to registrations as rehearsal for your students, and sessions for you will start immediately. The rehearsal space is directly across the street from the mall, and a Wendys. You are also within a 15-minute walk of some very nice sit-down restaurants. Ensure your students bring money for meals.
A dress rehearsal (not actually in concert attire) will take place on Saturday morning.
The concert is scheduled for 1pm Saturday, and participants are expected to remain in attendance through the entire performance.
Chamber Choir (10-12 grades) will wear choir robes from their school. If your school does not wear robes, you may borrow robes from a local church, or have students wear their formal concert wear.
Honor Choir (7-9 grades) will wear black pants/skirts with hose, black socks, black shoes, white blouse/button-up shirt. If a button-up shirt is worn, a black tie should be worn as well.
Collegiate Honor Choir will wear their black (or black and white) concert attire.
The end of the concert marks the end of the conference and students are free to leave with their parents/teachers.
Conference Cost (early registration discounts are available)
$65 for current ACTIVE members and retired ACTIVE members onsite $175 for non-members (includes ACDA membership) $150 for retired non-members (includes ACDA membership) $50 for student members not participating in an honor choir $55 for student non members (includes ACDA membership)
Holiday Inn (up to 4 per room) - $114.00 per night Rate includes hot breakfast buffet, ground-level parking, and high speed internet. For reservations, please call: 855-729-5133 or go to www.holidayinnexpresscharlestonwv.com Group code: ACD Reservations must be made by December 26, 2019
Marriott Town Center (up to 4 per room) - $124.00 per night Rate includes complimentary breakfast buffet for up to four, wi-fi, and self-parking for one car per room. For reservations, please call 1 800-228-9290 or 304-345-6500 Reference Number: M-GWXKGIF Reservations must be made by January 3, 2020
Embassy Suites - (2 room suite) - $149.00 per night Rate includes hot breakfast buffet and high speed internet. There will be a $15 parking fee per night. For reservations, please call: 304-347-8700 or go to www.embassysuitescharlestonwv.com Group Name: WV American Choral Director's Association Group Code: ACD Reservations must be received by January 7, 2020
We are so pleased to have you attend the WVACDA conference! Please contact us should you require any further information.