Spivey Hall, Clayton State University – June 21-22, 2017
Kimberly Davidson, conductor
Voice requirements: SSA voices in rising 5th-9th grades
Nomination details: Each school or organization may nominate nine singers. The student should demonstrate excellence in musical ability and behavior.
Cost: $65, non-refundable participation fee must be paid for each applicant. Online payment is preferred; however, checks and money orders made out to GA ACDA will be accepted. Cash and purchase orders will not be accepted. All applications are due by May 1, 2017.
Chaperone Information: Participants must be accompanied by a chaperone. Please do not depend on your child’s director as your only chaperone.
Concert attire: Students should wear solid white shirts or blouses, black pants or skirts and black socks/tights and shoes.
Registration: Register online or via snail mail
About the conductor:
Kimberly Davidson is the founding director of the Roanoke Valley Children’s Choir (formerly the Roanoke College Children’s Choir). She has served as both artistic director and administrative director of the Children’s Choir since 1987.
A graduate of Valparaiso University in Indiana, Ms. Davidson has taught music at the junior high and elementary school levels; directed youth and adult church choirs; and taught piano lessons. She has served as adjudicator, guest director, and festival choral director on numerous occasions.
Ms. Davidson is serving her thirtieth year as director, and under her direction, the choir has grown from 23 young singers to a choral program including 270 children, ages 8-18 in four choirs. Ms. Davidson’s goal as a director is not only to bring out the beauty in the music, but also the beauty in the child and their capacity to find joy even during the most difficult of times. Known for her warm smile, her serious work ethic, and most importantly for her sincere love for the choristers, the title of director is not only her life’s work, but her passion.
The RVCC has sung with the United States Army Band; at Carnegie Hall; for both southern and national ACDA conventions; and much more. They look forward to traveling to England to perform in the International Children’s Choir festival at Canterbury Cathedral in July 2017.