Professional Development for Teachers

The Georgia Chapter of the American Choral Directors Association Annual Conference

ACDA Member $75; Non-member (includes membership at reduced cost) $160; Attending Spouse $50; Retired Member $50; Student member $10; Non-member student $45

The Georgia Chapter of the American Choral Directors Association Annual Conference is rich with outstanding clinicians, reading sessions, interest sessions, and fine performances.  You must be a member to attend sessions.  Register at Concerts are open to the public with tickets available at  PLUs are available through Spivey Hall Education.  Contact for more information.

This year’s featured clinician is Dr. Jeff Johnson.  He is Director of Choral Activities at the University of Kentucky where he conducts the University Chorale and Men’s Chorus. He also teaches advanced choral conducting, choral methods and literature, and directs the graduate program (MM and DMA degrees) in choral music. A native of Atlanta, Johnson received the Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Georgia (magna cum laude, 1978), the Master of Music from the University of Tennessee (1981), and the Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Colorado (1992). While living in Atlanta, Johnson was also a member of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Chorus and Chamber Chorus conducted by Robert Shaw.

Johnson is presently Music Director of the Lexington Singers. The 180-voice community chorus annually performs major works with the Lexington Philharmonic Orchestra. The Singers have toured internationally, most recently to Brazil, France, Italy, and Austria.  In 2000 the chorus performed Mozart’sRequiem with the Vienna Mozart Orchestra in the famous Hofburg Palace and sang the evening mass at the Cathedral of Notre Dame in Paris. In 2003 the chorus performed in St. Marks Cathedral in Venice and sang mass at St. Peters Basilica in Vatican City. In 1999 the Lexington Singers celebrated its 40th anniversary with a performance in New York City as Johnson made his Carnegie Hall debut conducting the Singers and orchestra in Faure’s Requiem.

Johnson maintains an active schedule as an adjudicator and guest conductor for high-school and collegiate choirs throughout the United States. He has conducted honor choruses in 30 states and has appeared as a featured clinician at ACDA or MENC conventions in Alabama, Arkansas, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, and West Virginia.



Thursday June 26, 8pm

Uncommon Practice 

Southern Crescent Chorale

Friday June 27, 8:15pm

ACDA Treble Honor Choir

Saturday June 28, 11:15am

Lifetime Singers; Lifetime Learners Choir

featuring To See the Sky, a world premier of the Amy Foster Memorial Composition by Jocelyn Hagen




Admissions Policy

Conference attendees (with the exception of an attending spouse) must be current members of the American Choral Directors Association; you will be required to submit your ACDA member number in order to complete your registration. You can become a member of ACDA by visiting

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