2019 Summer Convention

June 20–21, 2019
Spivey Hall
Clayton State University
morrow, georgia

The Summer Convention is the annual highlight of the Georgia Choral Directors Association. The convention offers members of Ga-ACDA the opportunity to network and grow as musicians through interest sessions, reading sessions, concerts, and much more.

This summer, Dr. Amanda Quist (Westminster Choir College) will be our headlining clinician for the 2019 Summer Conference. Our conductors for the honor choirs will be Emily Floyd, Director of Music Ministries at Shallowford Presbyterian (Lifetime Learners) and André-Louis Heywood, Artistic Director, The St. John’s Boys’ Choir and Conductor of the National Catholic Youth Choir (Treble Honor Chorus). These conductors are some of the finest in their fields, and we will all learn from their wisdom and talent. It promises to be a great year in the life of ACDA. Don’t miss it!


dr. amanda quist


André-Louis Heywood


emily floyd


Session Highlights

Collective Sound

Practical application of voice pedagogy

Choral Coloratura

Teaching and conducting of repertoire of Handel, Bach, Monteverdi

Choral Voicing

Strategies for voicing your choir in a number of settings

Authentic Leadership

Applications for the choral conductor and teacher


High School/College
Middle School/Junior High/Elementary
Music and Worship
Jazz and Show Choir
Bass/Treble Training Choirs