• Teaching Position Open

    Peoria Unified has opportunities for Elementary Choir. For educators who would be interested, we would encourage them to go to https://www.peoriaunified.org/Page/1  to learn more about our District and our Arts Department. Once individuals are there they there they can also apply on-line for a position with Peoria Unified https://www.peoriaunified.org/Domain/166  We will be conducting interviews in person, by phone and over Skype as needed for those who have applied.  We are always excited to talk with educators more about the potential of a future position and to share even more about the Arts programming for students as well as more about Arts within the Peoria Unified School District.

    Robert Panzer

    Director of Arts Education

    Peoria Unified School District

    623 486-6062

    Posted Jun 14, 2018, 1:33 PM by Darin Shryock
  • Eric Whitacre and Avi Kaplan Honor Choir Festival
    Greetings Arizona Choral Educators.

    Please take a moment to remind your students that registration for the Eric Whitacre and Avi Kaplan Honor Choir Festival  Festival is this Friday, April 6.  

    *Please note that, per AMEA policy, you must accompany your student to any AMEA/ACE/ABODA festival or have an "Official Designee" with a letter signed by your principal.

    ACE and McClintock HS present The Eric Whitacre and Avi Kaplan(formerly of Pentatonix) Honor Coir Festival!

    Come join us for this epic event held at McClintock HS May 25 & 26, 2018.  Rehearsals and performance will take place at McClintock HS. 

    Please send musically capable singers to attend.  You may send 4 singers or 44 singers…just make sure it’s balanced as much as possible.  

    We will rehearse on Friday 5/25 3:30-9:00pm (subject to change).  This rehearsal will be led by John Byun, director of choral/vocal activities at Riverside City College, CA.  

    Saturday 5/26 – check in at 9:00am.  Rehearsal, Q & A sessions, with Eric and Avi throughout the day culminating in a concert for family and friends at 7pm. (detailed schedule to follow)

    Music – we will sing songs by Eric Whitacre, conducted by Eric and also perform charts by Pentatonix and originals from Avriel and the Sequoias.  Avi will sing along with the choir!

    Cost - $150 per singer (covers all music and all festival costs)

    General Admission for Concert - $20 (please preorder…as I’m sure it will sell out!)

    Send completed applications to john.byun@rcc.edu no later than April 6, 2018.  
    Payment can be mailed, checks made out to Jbproductions Sent to John Byun 36255 Trail Creek Cir Wildomar, CA 92595
    or processed through PayPal at jbproductionsfestivals@gmail.com

    I hope you can join us for this amazing festival!! Eric and Avi are super stoked to bring this festival to AZ and the amazing choral programs.  
    Posted Apr 3, 2018, 9:52 AM by Darin Shryock
  • NEW From VP Ginger Wade, Elementary/Middle School Festival

    Elementary and Middle School teachers! Are you looking to bring your elementary and middle school choirs to a festival? Please consider Arizona Choral Educators Elementary/ Middle School Spring Festival on Saturday April 7th, 2018 at Boulder Creek High School. This is a wonderful opportunity for a formal performance for your choirs with feedback from amazing clinicians as well as an introduction to the festival experience to younger choirs. You can register on the AMEA website under festivals. Registration Opens early February.  Hope to see you there! 
    Posted Jan 27, 2018, 8:09 AM 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 sightreadingfactory.com. 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 azmea.org 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
    Posted Aug 20, 2017, 4:09 PM by Darin Shryock
  • All-State/Regional Solo Materials
    Please click on this announcement to find the All-State/Regional Solo Materials for 2017-2018.  We are working to find the most efficient way to share recordings and will post as soon as possible.  Please remember you may use a live accompanist if the provided recordings do not meet your needs.

    Thank you to Ted Gibson, Gaylin Tutnick and the Solo Repertoire Committee.
    Posted Jul 17, 2017, 11:29 AM by Darin Shryock
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Arizona Choral Educators (ACE) is a constituent group of the Arizona Music Educators Association (AMEA) which serves the needs of elementary, junior high, high school, and collegiate directors throughout Arizona. AMEA was established in 1939 as a cooperative effort of music educators. Since that time, the association has become affiliated with The National Association for Music Education (NAfME).

ACE sponsors several choral festivals and events throughout the school year. Information about these events can be found on this website as well as on the AMEA website. All registration must be completed through the AMEA website.