October 7: 2017 Kemp Music Symposium

2017 Kemp Music Symposium with Mark Miller, Kathy Ridi, Kathleen Ebling Shaw and Tom T. Shelton, Jr.

This day-long event will focus on the theme of social justice through music in the church. Sessions are being held with Mark Miller, Kathy Ridl, Kathleen Ebling Shaw, and Tom T. Shelton, Jr.
Registration is currently open online! The cost of attendance for the day is $95 which includes music and lunch.

Westminster Choir College of Rider University
101 Walnut Lane
Princeton, NJ 08540
United States
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Saturday, October 7, 2017, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

2017 Kemp Music Symposium

Questions? Contact Austen Wilson!

Conference Update- Free Music Giveaway

The NJACDA Summer Conference is nearly a week away, and you can still register for one or both days (July 24-25) at www.njacdasummconf.org. Chicago Children’s Choir Director Judy Hanson is the headliner, and is sure to inspire and inform!

Church Musicians– Monday July 24 will feature several excellent opportunities for you, with an interest session on “Surefire Anthems,” a conducting masterclass, roundtable discussion, networking, and more.  There will be lots of great sessions for all interests and a FREE MUSIC GIVEAWAY.  The giveaway includes new, excellent repertoire in all voicings, including major works, from Harmonium Artistic Director Dr. Anne Matlack, who is thinning out her collection. Others may be contributing to the give-away. EVERYTHING MUST GO! First come, first served!  Sign up today!

Monmouth Civic Chorus Summer Sing

Monmouth Civic Chorus Summer Sing

Haydn Lord Nelson Mass

Wednesday, August 16- 7:30 p.m.

Monmouth Reform Temple

332 Hance Ave.

Tinton Fall, NJ 07724





Toms River Summer Sing

Toms River Summer Sing

Vivaldi Gloria & Rutter Gloria

Tuesday, August 1, 2017- 7:00 p.m.

Dr. Josh Melson, director

Karin Gargone, accompanist


The Presbyterian Church of Toms River

1070 Hooper Avenue

Toms River, NJ 08753


732-349-1331 x228


This event is free and open to all.  Music and dessert will be provided.


Last Chance to Audition for Eastern Division Conference Honor Choirs

Don’t forget, June 30 is the deadline to audition for the Elementary, Jr. High, High School, or Women Composers Repertoire Honor Choirs for the 2018 Eastern Division Conference in Pittsburgh!  Visit http://acdaeast.org/pittsburgh-2018/ for complete information on these wonderful opportunities!

One opening left in the Conducting Masterclass!

There is one opening left to conduct in the 2017 NJACDA Summer Conference conducting masterclass, led by Chris Thomas and Josh Melson.  Participants will conduct Mozart’s “Ave Verum Corpus” and Mark Miller’s “O For a Thousand Tongues.” If you are interested in conducting in the masterclass, email Josh Melson (joshm@pctr.org).  The session will need singers of all voice parts, so plan to attend even if you are not one of the participating conductors.

Board Meeting- Saturday, May 20

The Spring NJACDA Board Meeting will be held on Saturday, May 20 at 10:00 a.m. at Shindel Hall at Rutgers University in New Brunswick.

Register now for the NJACDA Summer Conference!

Summer is approaching, and the NJACDA Summer Conference will be here sooner than you think!  Register by June 1 for the early bird price of $99 (reading packets guaranteed).  Visit  www.njacdasummconf.org/ and sign up today.