Retreat Details

IL-ACDA Summer Retreat Information
June 22-23, 2022 – Bradley University

 

EARLY REGISTRATION: Friday, March 25 – Friday, May 6 until midnight

Registration includes all sessions, music, $30 per-plate Banquet Dinner on Wednesday, Thursday’s box-lunch, coffee, water, and snacks during the day.

 

ACDA MEMBERSHIP IS REQUIRED PRIOR TO REGISTERING FOR THE RETREAT

To register for the IL-ACDA Retreat you must be an active member of ACDA. Please have your membership number ready when registering. If you are not yet a member of ACDA or your membership has expired, please join/renew your membership on the ACDA National Website first to obtain your membership number.

Click here to register for the 2022 IL-ACDA Summer ReTreat!


Note: After you have completed the online registration form above, it is preferred that you pay the registration fee online via CREDIT CARD or PAYPAL. If you need to pay by CHECK, please complete the registration form and mail a check made payable to IL-ACDA to: Paul Nielsen, 93 Railroad Ave, Grayslake IL 60030.

 

IL-ACDA RETREAT REGISTRATION OPTIONS By May 6 After May 6
ACDA Member  $170  $210
ACDA Retired Member  $90  $135
New Member of 1st Year Teacher  $90  $125
ACDA College Student Member  $35  $45
Non-Music Spouse/Partner(no music included)  $90  $100
1 Day member  $90  $100
1 Day retired  $80  $85
1 Day student  $25  $30
Parking Permit  $5 per day  $5 per day


HOUSING

NIU Holmes Student/Alumni Center Hotel

  • $55 + Tax per night (until May 30, 2021)
  • Call 815-753-1444 to make a reservation
  • We have 40 discounted rooms available if booked by May 30th. You must say you are with Illinois American Choral Directors Association to get this rate. After May 30, call for the current rate.
  • One king-sized bed or two twin-sized beds – Free WIFI, mini-fridge, iron, hair-dryer, and microwave.
  • Room Details


PARKING

  • Parking Pass: A free parking pass is available if you stay at the NIU Hotel at the Holmes Student-Alumni Center
  • Parking Pass for Commuters: One day-$5, Two day-$10

GRADUATE CREDIT
 

For Graduate Credit for the ReTreat through NIU, enroll at NIU for:


MUED 798: Selected Studies in Music Education
1 grad credit
If you are a current NIU graduate student, you can just enroll in MUED 798. If you are not a current NIU grad student or have not taken any classes at NIU in the last 12 months, you will need to apply as a student at large and the fee is $10: https://www.niu.edu/grad/admissions/at-large/index.shtml Once you are accepted as a student at large, you can enroll in the course for credit. 
Contact Dr. Mary Lynn Doherty at mdoherty@niu.edu for more information. 


PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT (PD) HOURS

 

IL-ACDA will partner with the Illinois Music Education Association again to provide Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) Professional Development hours. You will need to check-in and check out each day to receive your official credit. We will post a QR code at the ReTreat each day and you will sign in with your phone or log into the website with a laptop.  You will also need to complete the required ISBE evaluation on Thursday before you leave. Assistance will be provided at the ReTreat as needed. Contact Laura Coster at laura.coster@sbcglobal.net if you have questions.