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Collegiate Symposium - July 14-17
High School Symposium - July 17-20


Event Site: University Wisconsin Parkside

Registration Deadline: EXTENDED TO April 30.

Accepted students can click HERE to submit payment and confirm their attendance. 

Cost: $350
The $350 conference fee covers all housing, meal, and material costs.  Transportation to and from the conference is not covered and is the sole responsibility of each participant.

Final payment for the conference fee is due on Friday, May 31, 2019.

WCDA is offering two full-tuition scholarships for participation in the NextDirection Choral Leadership Conference.  To apply for the WCDA  scholarship, please use this link to access the scholarship application instructions and form. THIS SCHOLARSHIP IS FOR WI STUDENTS ONLY.

Applications for NextDirection Conference are extended to April 30. 


Collegiate Application

HS Application

If one of your students attends NextDirection, you can go to REFRESH for FREE!

NextDirection Conference Mission Statement
Because WCDA believes so strongly in the value of music and its role in the elevation of the human spirit, NextDirection was created to bring together the brightest, most dynamic young people to consider a career in choral music.

Teaming passionate, like-minded students with our professions’ finest nationally/internationally renowned choral leaders, they experience motivating rehearsals, discussions, and significant insight into the choral art.

Through this significant, process-oriented exploration of the choral music profession, participants will gain a clearer vision of possibilities for their musical future.