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 (Tentative…check later for updates)

Early Registration Information for ACDA Members – Deadline is 9/8/17
(Reading session packets are guaranteed with early registration but may be limited after 9/8/17.)


ACDA Member $100 ($110 after 9/8/17)
ACDA Retired Member $50 ($60 after 9/8/17)
ACDA Student Member $25
1-day Registration for Members $50
1-day Registration for Retired Members $25 ($30 after 9/8/17)
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.


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