Choral Organizations

Choral Organizations

Choral Organizations

 

 

ACDA - American Choral Directors Association

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Western Michigan University is fortunate to have an active student chapter of the premiere national choral organization, the American Choral Directors Association.  Students involved in WMU-ACDA participate in service projects, social events, professional education activities, conducting competitions, lectures, and workshops.  Our student chapter also represents our school at national, regional, and state ACDA conventions. In 2013, WMU sent a delegation of 20 students to Dallas, TX to attend the National Convention, and all costs were covered through grants provided by the School of Music, Honors College, College of Education, and the President's office.

ACDA is strongly encouraged for anyone considering a major in Music Education or has a passion for choral music! Yearly activities include music reading sessions with opportunities to conduct, professional development sessions and presentations from professionals in the community, various service projects such as caroling for senior citizens and making baby hats for a local hospital, and social events such as sing-along movie nights and an end of the year prom for all Fine Arts majors!

Join us every Monday at 6pm in room 2113 of the Dalton Center!

Questions can be directed to wmuacda@gmail.com

2013-2014 Executive Board
President: Kyle Ball
President-Elect: Allison Koker
Secretary: Emilee Bodien
Treasurer: Merrin Bethel
Public Relations Chair: Taylor VanDuyn

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Kimberly Dunn Adams

 

ODE - Omega Delta Epsilon

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Omega Delta Epsilon is a co-ed fraternal organization dedicated to the advancement of collegiate choral arts programs through service, membership, and excellence in performance. Omega Delta Epsilon also places a strong emphasis on a sense of fellowship among its members, uniting all those with a passion for choral music under a common banner, and inspiring an unwavering pride in the Alma Mater.

Since its inception, Omega Delta Epsilon has proven to be a valuable resource to the WMU choral program and the WMU School of Music. ODE has contributed many services, including summer recruitment, help with audition week logistics, pre-concert preparations, assistance in acquiring choir uniforms, and planning and hosting the WMU ChorOlympics, among many other services.

Questions can be directed to ode.relations@gmail.com
For more information, see ODE's website: www.omegadeltaepsilon.org

2013-14 Executive Board
President: Jasmine Scott
Vice President: Tamsen Glaser
Treasurer: Lauren Vitu
Recording Secretary: Marlyre Thompson
Parliamentarian: Taylor McKinstry
Relations Officer: Sydney Reynolds
Graduate Assistant: Jim Stano

2013-14 Recruitment Dates
Bronco Bash - Fountain Plaza - September 6th - 3pm-7pm! (FREE!)
Quad Greek Cookout - Goldsworth Valley Pond - September 10th - @6pm (FREE!)
Info Night - Dalton Room 2111 - September 17th - @7:15pm (FREE!)
Corn Maze/Cider Mill Activity Night - Miller Circle - September 20th @6pm (FREE!)
Info Night - Dalton Room 211 - September 23rd - @7:15pm
Activity Night (TBA) - Location TBA - September 26th - @6pm
Interviews - Room TBA - September 27th - By appointment on ODE Bulletin Board

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Kimberly Dunn Adams

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School of Music
Western Michigan University
Kalamazoo MI 49008-5434 USA
(269) 387-4667