March 4-7, 2020
The SWACDA 2020 conference will be in Little Rock featuring inspiring choirs who will be announced in coming months. In addition to auditioned honor choirs, a special honor choir comprised of Little Rock high schools, and conducted by Dr. William Powell, will present a concert of perfect vision along with a performance by the Inspirational Chorale, Dr. Jeffrey Murdock conductor. This performance will take place at Central High School, a nationally historical site critically important in the desegregation of US public schools following the May 17, 1954 Supreme Court decision Brown v. Board of Education.
Choral music, through the fusion of music and text sung by a family of voices, has the power to comment on the beauty and complexity of the human condition. The conference will be centered around the idea that music can inform people not only pedagogically but also to allow singers and listeners to engage in important dialogues. We reflect and learn from the past, we intently study the present, and we dream about the future.
Conference performances will be held in the newly renovated Robinson Center. Many Music in Worship events will be held at First United Methodist Church of Little Rock. In addition to all performances being in Robinson, we will be holding sessions in the conference center, Marriott Hotel, and Doubletree Hotel which is all adjacent/connected to one another.
Numerous eating establishments are a few blocks away. We will have an all conference BBQ for both the honor choirs members and conference attendees. Honor Choir members will also have an opportunity for learning play at the Museum of Discovery.
All conference members will be singing and performing in conference choirs led by VIP conductors!