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Come to Kansas City!
Heading to Kansas City for the 2019 ACDA National Convention? Our Southern Region reception will take place on Thursday, February 28 at 10:00pm in the Marriott Basie Ballroom B-B1.
At this event, we will introduce our new President-Elect designate, hear from President Gary Packwood about Southern Region updates, and get a preview of the 2020 Lift Every Voice! conference in Mobile, Alabama. Please make plans to attend, and invite others from your state!Gary Packwood
ACDA Southern Region 2020 Performing Choir, Interest Session Submissions Open
ACDA members can now submit their proposals for INTEREST SESSIONS and audition materials for PERFORMING CHOIRS for the 2020 Lift Every Voice! conference in Mobile, Alabama.
Submissions will be accepted from February 15 through April 5, 2019.
Countdown to ACDA National 2019!
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.
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. Additional conference highlights will be posted following the Southern Division reception in Kansas City.