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Agenda 2012 Great Falls


Montana Choral

Directors Association

I               Call to Order
a      Larry Swingen,                        President
b      Rhonda Burghardt       President Elect
c      Patrick Ryan,               Vice President
d      Nancy Labbe,              Secretary
e      Scott Corey,                 Treasurer
f       Kyla Morton,               Historian
II              Welcome Guests
III            Reports
a      Secretary:         Nancy Labbe
b      Treasurer:        Scott Corey
c      Archivist:         Kyla Morton
d      President:         Larry Swingen
i   ACDA Student Initiative
ii  Kevin Allen-Schmid: All-State rehearsal cds
iii Websites: including, at 770 hits
iv Sending our Treasurer to Nat’l Convention
v  All-State Director for 2013 Bozeman
e      All-State Auditions—Lindsey Wilkerson
f       All-State Chair—Pat and Lynn Ryan
g      MHSA Music Committee news—Lindsey Wilkerson
h      R&S Reports
i                Middle School: Ellen Forslund
ii               Jazz Choir: (Kim Lorengo)
iii              Children’s Choir: (Kathleen Brown)
iv              College/University: Steven Hart
v               Community: (Dean Peterson)
vi              Women: Jill Whiteman
vii                High School: Peggy Leonardi
viii               Men: (Lee Kirkegaard)
ix              Ethnic, Multicultural: (Jessica Tidwell)
i       Montana YouthSing
i   Kyla Morton; Western—March 1 in Frenchtown. Dave Green, Karen Callan directors
ii  Rhonda Burghardt; Eastern—March 1 at Laurel. Troy Bashor, Erin Small directors
IV            Retirement Awards: Chris Bumgarner, Mary Dietz, Cathy Gilhouse, Nancy Ojala, Barbara Swaby
V             MCDA Lifetime Achievement Award presented to Dean Peterson
VI            Old Business
a      Vote to amend MCDA Bylaws and Constitution
b      Kirk Aamot; Choral commission in conjunction with MSU
c      Pat Ryan Snapshot Survey
VII          New Business
a      Update R & S Positions
b      Kirk Aamot;  Mens’ Choral Festival
c      Paul Ritter; Mary Moore Music Education Scholarship
d      Nancy Labbe, Jessica Tidwell Inaugural Summer Institute
VIII         Announcements
a      NAfME conference February-- Portland
b      Pat Ryan: National ACDA convention March-- Texas
c      2013 music convention Bozeman
d      Welcome our incoming officers: President; Rhonda Burkhardt, President Elect; Kirk Aamot
e      International Choir Festival Missoula July 17-21, 2013
IX            Adjournment
Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined.
Henry David Thoreau