Emerging Innovations in Choral Programming in the USA

As choral directors in the USA search for relevance in programming, choirs are constructing choral performances that 1) Offer new relevant information, 2) Present new meaning for life issues, 3) Offer experiences that make a difference in life. This presentation by Tim Sharp, Executive Director of the American Choral Directors Association, explores innovative programming of new repertoire as well as new approaches to the classical choral canon.

Tim Sharp (BM, MCM, DMA) is Executive Director of the American Choral Directors Association (ACDA). He represents choral activity in the United States to the International Federation for Choral Music (IFCM) and serves as Vice-President. He is Artistic Director for the 2020 World Choral Music Symposium in Auckland, New Zealand. Sharp, himself an active choral conductor, researcher, and writer, has varied his career with executive positions in higher education, recording, and publishing. Prior to his leadership of ACDA, Sharp was Dean of Fine Arts at Rhodes College, Memphis, TN, and earlier, Director of Choral Activities at Belmont University, Nashville, TN. As a music publisher, Tim was President of the Antara Music Group, a Nashville based music publisher and distributor for choral and recorded music.

28 July: 10:30 - 11:30