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ACDA All-Collegiate Chorus 2015

March 27–28, 2015

Conductor: Dr. Tim Sharp, ACDA Executive Director

Entry Deadline: November 21, 2014


Friday, March 27 & Saturday, March 28
McFarlin Memorial United Methodist – Norman
419 S. University Blvd, Norman, OK 73069



          Dr. Tim Sharp is Executive Director of the American Choral Directors Association. Sharp pursues an aggressive agenda of progressive initiatives to keep ACDA energized and relevant in the  century, inspiring ACDA’s membership to excellence in choral music performance, education, composition, and advocacy. Tim is also in his fifth season as Artistic Director of the Tulsa Oratorio Chorus, Tulsa, where critics characterize his performances as having “stunning power” and “great passion and precision.”

Before coming to ACDA, Sharp was Dean of Fine Arts at Rhodes College, Memphis, where he conducted the Rhodes Singers and MasterSingers Chorale. Earlier, he was Director of Choral Activities at Belmont University where he conducted the Belmont Chorale and Oratorio Chorus.

Sharp’s publications include Mentoring in the Ensemble Arts, Precision Conducting, Up Front! Becoming the Complete Choral Conductor, Achieving Choral Blend and Balance, Memphis Music Before the Blues, Nashville Music Before Country, Jubilate! Amen!, Collaborative Creativity, and a variety of articles and essays. His most recent publication is the historical-critical edition Johannes Herbst: Hymns to be Sung at the Pianoforte. Published compositions and arrangements exhibit his interest in conceptual programming as seen in the collections Salvation is Created, An Early American Service of Lessons and Carols, the young voices series including Christmas Messiah for Young Voices, his own choral series through Gentry Publications, and A High Lonesome Bluegrass Mass, in which he regularly performs as a guest banjo player.

Tim received undergraduate degree at Belmont University, and his MCM and DMA degree from the School of Church Music, Louisville, KY. His post-doctoral work has been at the Aspen Music School, Aspen; the NEH Medieval Studies program at Harvard University; study in Belgium on a Rotary scholarship; and at Cambridge University, where he is a Clare Hall Life Fellow.


Friday, March 27
12:00 - 12:15              Student Registration and seating placement
12:15 – 12:20              Welcome and Instructions
12:20 – 1:50                Rehearsal I
1:50 – 2:00                  Break
2:00 – 4:45                  Rehearsal II (Sectionals and Tutti)    
5:00 – 7:00                  Dinner Break
7:00 – 9:30                  Rehearsal III

Saturday, March 28
8:30 a.m.                     Check In
8:45 – 10:30                Rehearsal IV
10:30 – 10:50              Break
10:50 – Noon              Rehearsal V
Noon - 1:20 p.m.         Lunch Break
1:20 – 2:50                  Rehearsal VI
2:50 – 3:30                  Break – Change to concert wear
3:30 p.m.                     Performance




Earth Song . . . . . . . . . . . .Frank Ticheli (Hinshaw Music)
Sure on this Shining Night. . . . . . .. . . . .Samuel Barber (G. Schirmer)
Underneath the Stars. . . . . . . . .Kate Rusby; arr. Jim Clements (manuscript)
Lament for Pasiphae. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Morten Lauridsen (Opus Music)
All Day and Night Music . . .. . . . . . .Christopher Theofanidis (manuscript)
Bumble Bee. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Anders Endenroth (Walton Music)


All music can be ordered from Pender’s Music


Instructions for 2015







Contact Richard Zielinski at SING@ou.edu or
405-325-3993 for more information


Tracey Gregg-Boothby, OCDA Higher Education Chair

(405)733-7324 office