Registration for NextDirection is now closed. If you are still interested in attending the 2022 conference, please send an email

NextDirection is a summer conference for high school students, college students, and first-year teachers who are excited to learn more about choral education.

NextDirection is excited to return in 2022! Come join us in historical Waukesha, WI on the campus of Carroll University!

Our collegiate conference will run July 11-15, 2022, and the high school conference will run July 13-15, 2022. First-year teachers are welcome to join the collegiate conference!

The cost of NextDirection is only $350 (same cost for high school and college conferences). Check with your state ACDA chapter to see if they offer a scholarship!

About (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.

If you would like to provide a scholarship for a student to attend NextDirection, please use this link to donate. 

Nextdirection flyer 2022

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