MassACDA 2018 Summer Conference, July 15–18, 2018

The beautiful campus of Smith College in Northampton MA will once again be home to the MassACDA Summer Conference…an event that promises to motivate and inspire choral conductors at every career stage!  Anchoring the conference will be headliner clinicians Lynnel Joy Jenkins (Artistic Director of the Princeton Girlchoir and choral teacher at the Timberlane Middle School, Pennington NJ) and Dr. Peggy Dettwiler (Professor of Music and Director of Choral Activities at Mansfield University, Mansfield, PA).

The conference begins with a buffet supper followed by a Mozart Requiem Sing conducted by the acclaimed Joseph Flummerfelt.

A great lineup of Interest Sessions offered by Eastern Division colleagues will address such topics as rehearsal techniques, repertoire, mission-specific ensembles, vocal technique, and community. There is something for everyone, including public school teachers, community chorus directors, collegiate directors, and music in worship leaders.

The Conference Chorus has become a favorite component of the event. This year, Conference attendees have the option of joining with community choir members in singing a program under the direction of Peggy Dettwiler. Rehearsals will culminate in a performance in Smith’s Sage Hall on Tuesday evening, July 17. As in the past, Professional Development Points and affordable Graduate Credits will be available to conference attendees. 

Conference registration is now open!  Go to:

Effective date: 
Friday, June 8, 2018 to Wednesday, July 18, 2018