Heading to Minneapolis

I hope many of you are planning to attend the 2017 National Convention in Minneapolis!  This year’s convention looks better than ever, with performances of Orff’s Carmina Burana and Britten’s Ceremony of Carols, exciting honor choir conductors like Eric Whitacre, and interest sessions, concerts, and exhibits covering every imaginable topic.

If you haven’t begun making your plans for the week, the complete schedule appears in the January issue of Choral Journal.  The official app for the conference was just released to the itunes and google play stores, and it can help you make the most of your time in Minneapolis.  The app contains the full schedule of events, and lets you make your own itinerary for the conference.  You can connect with colleagues through the app and even use it to find a place to eat.

Getting around Minneapolis is easy!  Metro Transit’s Blue Line will take you from the airport to downtown in 25 minutes for only about $2.  While we will hope for unseasonably warm temperatures, the Minneapolis Skyway System connects many of the conference venues and hotels, all without ever stepping foot outside.  A map of the downtown conference venues appears in January’s Choral Journal and the app as well.

NJACDA is planning a social event for members on Friday evening.  We will have more details available soon, and hope you will plan to join us.  Have safe travels, and we’ll see each other in Minneapolis!

Josh Melson