North Dakota ACDA Conference 2018
Instructor: Michael Weber
Friday, February 02, 2018 - Saturday, February 03, 2018
Meet Friday, February 2 [Noon - 9:00 p.m.] and Saturday, February 3 [8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.] with completion February 21, 2018
Location: NDSU Music Education Building, Fargo, ND
Academic Level: K-12 Professional Development
NDSU Credit Fee: $75
The North Dakota state chapter of the American Choral Directors Association provides opportunities for professional development through interest sessions, rehearsals and concerts. Participants will gain knowledge from the interest sessions, rehearsals and concert that will directly impact their teaching and enhance their student’s choral experience.
- Read through new music
- Learn methods of teaching the music
- Learn rehearsal techniques specific to each piece
- Gather new rehearsal strategies
"This is an awesome conference."
"Conference was very beneficial."
"Teachers learning from other teachers is a positive exchange. We receive new ideas as well as tried and true teaching methods."
"Always good to reflect on your teaching and add new tools."
"The individual sessions were very informative. Having a choice of sessions made the information more pertinent to each teacher within their various teaching assignments."
About The InstructorMichael Weber
Michael earned his D.M.A. from University of Arizona; received his M.M. from California State University and his B.M. from University of North Dakota. He is the Associate Director of Choral Activities at North Dakota State University. Dr. Weber conducts the Madrigal Singers and The Statesmen at NDSU and teaches classes in choral conducting, choral literature and music education. In addition, he conducts the Cathedral Choir at Trinity Lutheran Church in Moorhead, Minnesota. Dr. Weber was previously the conductor and artistic director for the Grand Forks Master Chorale in Grand Forks, ND. He has extensive experience as a music director, conductor and stage director for numerous musical theatre productions in Maryland, Texas, California and North Dakota. He is a founding faculty member for the Summer Performing Arts Company with the Grand Forks Public School District in Grand Forks, North Dakota.
Prior to this appointment at North Dakota State University, Dr. Weber was a faculty member at Salisbury University, Salisbury, Maryland and The Victoria College, Victoria, Texas. Dr. Weber has also taught all levels of music at public schools in North Dakota and has been a guest clinician/conductor of numerous festivals and honor groups throughout the United States.
Dr. Weber received the 1998 Outstanding Faculty Award from the Student Government Association at Salisbury State University and in the same year was named to the Who’s Who in America. Dr. Weber was named a Preferred Professor by the NDSU Mortar Board chapter in May 2004. In 2006 he received the Distinguished Educator Award by the NDSU Blue Key National Honor Society Chapter. He has recently published choral pieces for SAB and TTBB choirs with Alliance Music Publications and Alfred Music Publishing.
Dr. Weber is currently the President-Elect for the North Dakota American Choral Directors Association and recently served as treasurer for the North Central Division of the American Choral Directors Association.