CMEA / CCDA / SCVA CHORAL LEADERSHIP ACADEMY California All State Music Education Conference
Fresno Convention Center Fresno, CA February 17-18, 2023
This event is for high school, community college, and university students interested in the choral music profession.
Event Overview The Choral Leadership Academy (CLA) will bring together high school students who demonstrate an interest in the music profession, together with pre-service college music education majors, for two days of musical and educational activities. These activities will teach musicianship skills, inspire confidence, and build camaraderie among musicians of the next generation. The students in the CLA will:
sing new literature
work on their musicianship
listen to and learn from veterans in the field
develop friendships that will support them as they begin their careers
We are privileged to have an outstanding CLA headliner; Dr. Edith Copley, Emeritus Professor of Choral Conducting and Ensembles at Northern Arizona University; who will bring expertise, humor, and insight to the CLA students’ experience. The CLA faculty will also include Professor John Sorber (College of the Sequoias), Mr. Ryan Clippinger (Ridgeview High School) and more. Due to the nature of this event, we must limit our enrollment to 75 students. Acceptance to the CLA is on a “first come, first served” basis, but please be aware that we must have a balance of vocal parts as well as a balance of high school and college students. Therefore, as registration moves forward towards our limit, students might have to be placed on a waiting list. Encourage your students to register early to be a part of this exciting experience!
Professional Membership To be eligible to audition, all singers must be students participating in school choirs whose directors are members of the California Music Educators Association (CMEA), the Southern California Vocal Association (SCVA), or the American Choral Directors Association (ACDA). CMEA is proud to offer this opportunity to our affiliate organization members. Sponsoring directors must sign a recommendation form for each applicant.