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posted Aug 20, 2017, 4:09 PM by Darin Shryock

Greetings High School Choral Directors!


I’m very pleased to invite you to participate in the ACE Fall Choral Festival! This year the festival will be held over the period of four days in three different locations throughout the state. Matt Henry has agreed to be the sight reading judge for all three sites. The sight reading will be provided again by You can go to their website and practice level 3 exercises for free! Here are the details about each of the festival locations:


Southern Site – Palo Verde High School, Tucson – Tuesday, October 24th

Clinicians: Alyssa Cossey, University of Arizona – Elliot Jones, Arizona Repertory Singers


Northern Site – Snowflake High School – Wednesday, October 25th

Clinicians: GayLin Tutnick, Scottsdale Community College – Ryan Holder, Norther Arizona University


Central Site – Chandler-Gilbert Community College – Thursday and Friday, October 26th and 27th

Clinicians: Karen Miskell, Victor Valley College – Matthew Tresler, Irvine Valley College


Registration will be available HERE on the AMEA website on Monday, August 28th. Choirs will be scheduled on a first-come first-served basis. You can access the tentative schedule HEREThe registration deadline is Friday September 29thPlease pass the word along to any directors who you think might be interested. This is a great opportunity for your choirs to work with some outstanding clinicians and be inspired by other choirs. Receiving a rating and participating in the group sight reading are completely optional, however choirs who receive a Superior or Excellent rating on their performance AND a Superior or Excellent rating on their sight reading will qualify for participation in the ACDA spring festival.


- Ted Gibson

Director of Choirs and Guitar Instructor - Gilbert Classical Academy - GCA Choirs
VP of High School Activities - Arizona Choral Educators - ACE
Technology Liaison - AZ Chapter of American Choral Directors Association - AzACDA