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Lift Every Voice! 2020 ACDA Southern Region Conference






Make plans now to join us March 11-14, 2020 in Mobile, Alabama for the next Southern Region ACDA Conference! Some information, including information about venues and honor choirs, are already listed on subsequent pages of the web site.

2020 Southern Region Conference Hotel Named Marriott Property of the Year

The primary conference hotel for the 2020 conference of the American Choral Directors Southern Region in Mobile, Alabama has been recognized with a prestigious award for its service, accommodations, and guest satisfaction. Marriott International says its Riverview Renaissance Plaza hotel in Mobile has won top internal honor among Marriott’s North American properties.

According to a Marriott announcement on March 25, the Mobile Marriott Renaissance Riverview has been picked as the 2018 Marriott Franchise Hotel of the Year among Marriott’s Distinctive Premium Hotels in North America. That means it ranks highest among several Marriott brands, including Autograph, Renaissance, Gaylord, Westin, Le Meridien and Tribute Portfolio. Read more about this prestigious honor here.  

Congratulations, Connie Drosakis, ACDA Southern Region's President-Elect Designate!

A 30-year teaching veteran, Connie Drosakis is currently in her sixteenth year at Bak Middle School of the Arts in West Palm Beach, FL. She received the Bachelor and Master of Music Education/Choral Conducting degrees from Florida State University.

Her choruses have been selected to perform with the Florida Philharmonic Orchestra, at Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center in New York City, and at Southern Region and National Conventions of ACDA, state, regional and national ACDA conventions, including the 2011 (Chicago) and 2017 (Minneapolis) national conferences. In 2003, Ms. Drosakis was a Founding Director of the Young Singers of the Palm Beaches, a children’s choral organization that is not constrained by school boundaries, religious affiliations, racial bias, socio-economic barriers, or funding cuts to arts education.

Ms. Drosakis is an active adjudicator and clinician for district evaluation festivals and county honor choirs throughout the states of Florida and Alabama. She has conducted All-State Choirs in North Carolina, Alabama and Missouri. She has served as the State Middle School Chair for the Florida Vocal Association and Membership Chair as well as President for the Florida State Chapter of ACDA. Ms. Drosakis holds membership in several professional organizations, including NAfME and ACDA.

Thank you to all that submitted Performing Ensemble Applications and Interest Session Proposals for the 2020 Southern Region Conference in Mobile! Our planning committee is reviewing all materials and will make decisions soon.