Fall Convention

2019 IL-ACDA Fall Convention

Making a Place to Make Good Art

Friday and Saturday, October 25-26
Wheaton College

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Convention Registration

Click here to Register!

Convention Schedule

Registration Information for ACDA Members
(Reading session packets may be limited after 9/13/19.)


ACDA Member $100 ($110 after 9/13/19)
ACDA Retired Member $50 ($60 after 9/13/19)
ACDA Student Member $25
1-day Registration for Members $50
1-day Registration for Retired Members $25 ($30 after 9/13/19)
1-day Registration for Student Members $15
*Friday Lunch
(Boxed lunch or salad, gluten, and vegetarian options are available. Location is on-site at College Church.)
*Friday Dinner
(Full menu including gluten and vegetarian options at the award-winning Wheaton Dining Center; reserved room for IL-ACDA.)
*Saturday Brunch
(Full brunch menu with gluten options at the award-winning Wheaton Dining Center; reserved room for IL-ACDA.)

*Meals need to be ordered during registration and are highly suggested given the busy convention schedule and location.

Following the online registration above, payment can be made via PayPal or via check (to IL-ACDA, Attn: Paul Nielsen, 93 Railroad Ave., Grayslake, IL 60030)


Recharge and get to know our IL-ACDA Community


Dr. Ramona Wis (website) Director of Choral Activities at North Central College, Naperville 
Lori Sonnenberg (website) Speech Pathologist and Voice Specialist


Special Guests:

Vocal Jazz Track with Kim Nazarian, New York Voices
U of IL Chamber Singers, Dr. Andrew Megill, Conductor


Performance Choirs-Reading and Interest Sessions-

Choral Technique Session-Conductor Spa: Voice Care and Yoga
Treble Honor Choir with Angie Johnson
HS Honor Choir (SATB) with Dr. Mary Hopper

*Professional Development Hours are available


IL-ACDA Fall Convention Honor Choirs

Friday 10/25 – Check-in after 6 pm; Rehearsal  6:30-8:30 PM
Saturday 10/26, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM


Treble Honor Choir – Advanced girls and boys (unchanged) in grades 6-9.

Director – Angie Johnson, Artistic Director of Young Naperville Singers (YNS)

See the links below for more details:

Beth Best and Liz Powers, JH Honor Choir Chairs
Questions? 2019mshonorchoir@gmail.com


High School Honor Choir – SATB Mixed grades 10-12

Faure Requiem with Organ
Director – Dr. Mary Hopper, Wheaton College Conservatory of Music,

See the links below for more details:

Jessica Palmisano and Ali Kordelewski, HS Honor Choir Co-Chairs
Questions? Email Jessica at jesspalmisano@gmail.com

High School State Honors Show Choir – SATB Mixed

This annual event will be offered in mid-October of 2019. Dates and audition information will be available by contacting our Show Choir Chair, Seth Durbin here: seth_durbin@ipsd204.org


Artistically yours,

The 2019 IL-ACDA Convention Leadership Team and
Laura Coster, IL-ACDA Secretary and Fall Convention Chair