NW ACDA Conference General Overview

NWACDA Conference General Overview:


Depart Trinity Episcopal: March 12, 2022 

approximately 6 hours travel time to Spokane

Current Plan (subject to change)

Singers be at Trinity 7:30am

Bus Leaves Trinity @ 8am

Arrive Spokane ~ 2pm

(rehearse, eat, perform, pizza, bus)

Performance Concert in Spokane: 8pm

Return to PDX: March 13, 2022 @ 6 am

Current plan is to leave Spokane @ Midnight (subject to change)

Bus Arrival: Trinity Episcopal approximately 6am.

Conference Covid-19 Protocols

*Special Note: Each singer will be responsible for paying $100 to offset the costs of this trip. If this is a hardship for your family, scholarships are available. Just contact the PYC office. (pacificyouth@aol.com)


Here is the program for our American Choral Directors Association

March 12: 8 PM Spokane!

I am including practice notes, and you tube sites for your rehearsal. While I have included every piece please start this Sunday with TaReKiTa. Please practice with the wonderful pronunciation guides.

We are Not Alone - Work on this for memorization. Practice your part for the ending. This YouTube beginning is a little different, but the rest if PERFECT for you to practice with. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OviilwuJVtE

Yemaya Assessu - Please review: This is a recording from PYC singing this with Judy a few years ago. GREAT to work with https://soundcloud.com/like-it-is-productions/yemaya-assessu-by-judy-a-rose

Lakota Wiyanki - Be careful of cut-offs. Practice page 4 to the end. Memorize as well.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kjwDuL9icWE


Needs the most work. Here are two very helpful pronunciation guides with the composer. THIS IS SUPER IMPORTANT FOR EVERYONE to do!! And have fun with:)

Part 1 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=40ZWCBuJV7U

Part 2 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rvT_YXEKyO8&t=62s


Once you master the above. Here is the wonderful link to practice with TaReKiTa

PLEASE practice your parts slowly then sing along. Be sure to stop video and practice any parts you need to. 


Take Me To The Water

Go over ending notes. With such a fun piece it is easy to think you know it better than we do. Pay special attention to dynamics!