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Registrations for Choral Connect ‘21 open soon

Online registrations open soon for the Association of Choral Directors’ biennial convention coming up this July in Auckland.  We’re looking forward to welcoming directors of all kinds of vocal groups from across New Zealand for four days of presentations, workshops, forums, and more.

At Choral Connect ‘21, choir leaders will:

  • gain new perspectives through workshops, presentations, and discussions focusing on Māori and Pasifika music
  • be inspired by performances and open rehearsals by the New Zealand Secondary Students’ Choir and other Auckland-based ensembles
  • be challenged by international presenters Zooming in from around the world
  • build and refresh skills through conducting classes and toolbox sessions on vocal pedagogy, language, rehearsal technique, musicianship, programming and more
  • be encouraged by other delegates from around the country as we share our experiences and knowledge in delegate-led CONNECT sessions

More specific details about presenters and other events will appear in our monthly eBreve and on the website.

Fees for Choral Connect
As always, ACD and Personal NZCF members will receive a discount on the cost of registration. To find out how to renew or take out ACD or Personal Membership, visit the NZCF Membership page of our website.

Fees for Choral Connect ’21 are as follows:
ACD members: $500 (Conduct track); $400 (Connect track)
NZCF Personal members: $530 (Conduct track); $430 (Connect track)
Non-NZCF member: $550 (Conduct track); $450 (Connect track)
Student: $350 (Conduct track); $250 (Connect track)

Delegates on the CONDUCT track will take part in daily conducting workshops with a leading choral clinician and will receive individual feedback on their gesture. To ensure a place on the CONDUCT track, registrations must be completed by 31 May 2021.

Masterclass conductors will be charged an additional $30 on acceptance.

The new CONNECT track is designed for professional conductors and other choral singers, musicians, composers and administrators to participate in informal forums and discussions on a variety of topics of relevance to the choral community. CONNECT delegates may participate in all aspects of the convention apart from the conducting workshops.


Conference overview

Click here for an overview of Choral Connect ’21  and keep an eye out for updates on the Choral Connect page of our website.

Specifics of some sessions are yet to be confirmed so please note that the timetable below is still in DRAFT. We will confirm further details by the time registrations open on 10 March.