STATE CONFERENCE

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REGISTRATION is now closed for the 2019 Conference. 

Registrations after January 4 will need to be made on-site. You can pay by credit card or with a check when you register on-site.

JANUARY 11-12, 2019 – APPLETON

Early Bird Registration will run November 12, 2018 – December 9, 2018. $125

Regular Registration will run December 10, 2018 – January 4, 2019. $145


HOTEL Block

The Red Lion Paper Valley Hotel is our conference hotel and we have a special WCDA Block Rate of $105 per night if reserved with 
hotel before December 19, 2018.

RED LION HOTEL PAPER VALLEY (Conference Center & Hotel)
333 W College Ave, Appleton, WI 54911
(920) 733-8000 – Ask for the WCDA Block Rate


CONFERENCE Schedule

Registration opens at 
8AM on Friday, January 11th at the Red Lion Paper Valley. The Conference begins at 9AM on Friday, January 11th at the Paper Valley and concludes on Saturday, January 12th with 4 All-State Choir concerts at the Lawrence Chapel (final concerts begin at 4PM and concluding at 6:30PM).

Take Note: There is an Early Drop Off Option (8:30-11:
30AM) this year for teachers bringing students for the All-State Choirs so that the directors can attend sessions Friday morning! See your All-State details for information.

Please bring a bag lunch for our Round Table Discussions about repertoire on Friday.

A full conference program is being mailed to all WCDA members (expected arrival is December 1). Please bring that program with you to Appleton! Here is a PDF of the program.

Conference Program 
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CONFERENCE Focus: Reflections

This is the power of gathering: it inspires us, delightfully, to be more hopeful, more joyful, more thoughtful: in a word, more alive.  –Alice Waters

The 2019 WCDA Conference, Reflections, will address a number of topics encouraging us to reflect on our practices – repertoire selection, teaching strategies, honoring our singers, feeding and recognizing our own resiliency. We are using the idea of “reflections” as a dual metaphor – we, as conductors and teachers, must be reflective about the choices we make so that our choristers can see themselves reflected in the music they sing and feel included in the community we build in our music-making.

Come, learn, listen, and support one another as we journey and reflect on the splendor that is our choral art!                                                                       
– Rebecca Renee Winnie, Conference Chair


 

CONFERENCE Headliner

Women of the World will be performing for us on Friday evening (1/11/19) in the glorious Lawrence University Chapel.  They will also present a session for conference attendees on Saturday morning.  Their appearance is made possible with partial sponsorship by Bob Rogers Travel and Hal Leonard.
 
Women of the World is an ensemble of musicians from around the globe.
By making music together, we have made beautiful friendship.
In this spirit, we celebrate the beauty of diversity.
We sing for not just tolerance, but wisdom, respect
and joy.
We, as Women of the World, believe in the power of music.
We believe in our bond.
We believe in peace.