Spivey Hall to host summer conference


Clayton State University’s Spivey Hall has announced that it is once again hosting the Georgia chapter of the American Choral Directors Association Summer Conference.

The annual event, this year scheduled for June 25-26, will feature a full schedule of presentations, master classes and reading sessions, as well as concert performances from several Georgia choral ensembles.
Dr. Kent E. Hatteberg, director of choral activities at the University of Louisville, is the headliner for this year’s conference. At Louisville, Hatteberg conducts the Collegiate Chorale, Cardinal Singers and University Chorus, and teaches graduate and undergraduate conducting and literature courses. His performances with the Cardinal Singers have delighted audiences at national ACDA conferences and garnered numerous international awards. At this year’s GAACDA conference, Hatteberg will share insights and work with graduate students and “younger” professionals in two master classes.
While the educational programs of the two-day conference are intended for members of the Georgia chapter of the ACDA, three of the choir performances are open to the public. After a successful launch last summer, a Treble Honor Choir (conducted by Craig Hurley, the director of the Spivey Hall Children’s Choir Young Artists) will be featured again plus the ever-popular Lifetime Singers/Lifetime Learners Chorus (conducted by Dr. David Morrow, director of the Morehouse College Glee Club). Also performing is the Creekview High School Cantori (conducted by Scott Martin). All three concerts are scheduled at 8:15 p.m. on Thursday, June 25 at Spivey Hall; tickets are $15 for adults and $7.50 for students, and are available for purchase now.
“We are excited that the Georgia chapter of the ACDA has once again chosen to host their summer conference at Spivey Hall,” said Melanie Darby, education manager, Spivey Hall. “Like Spivey Hall, the ACDA seeks to inspire excellence in music through performance and education. We are grateful for the opportunity to share in some of the exceptional choral performances that weekend.”

A full schedule of events and registration information for the GAACDA Summer Conference can be found at www.gaacda.org.