The ACDA/UMass High School & Collegiate Choral Festival
S1 Annabelle Mackson & Zoe Grigsby
S2 Karson Barclay & Kenzie Lacoste
A1 Angela Caggiano & Rebecca Leili
A2 Anna Freebern & Kaia Hansen
T1 Jessop Burrow & Garren Aberth
T2 Val Giesey & Sabayo Matiku
B1 Blake Greene & Stephen Wood
B2 Matthew Scott & Parker Kulis
Saturday October 20th
Riley Center Parking Lot
Departure@6:30 a.m. BBA Van Lower Circle
ONE WAY Transportation-Family/Carpools Home from MA
Anticipated Return to the Area@8:30 p.m.
8:00 – 9:00 am Registration (Bezanson Recital Hall Lobby)
9:00 – 9:15 am Tutti warm-up with Dr. Paparo (Bezanson Recital Hall)
9:30 – 10:30 am SATB sectionals
10:45 – 12:00 pm Tutti rehearsal with Dr. Paparo (Bezanson Recital Hall)
12:00 – 1:15 pm Lunch (Franklin Dining Commons)
1:00 – 2:00 pm UMass Ensembles (FAC stage)
1:00 – 1:30 pm: University Chorale
1:30 – 2:00 pm: Chamber Choir
1:15 – 3:00 pm Full rehearsal
3:00 – 3:15 pm Ensemble moves to FAC stage
3:15 – 4:45pm Dress rehearsal on stage
4:45 – 5:15 pm Dress & prepare for Concert
5:15 – 5:25 pm Warm-up & move to seats at 5:25pm
5:30 – 7:00 pm 2018 MassACDA High School/Collegiate Festival Concert
Scholarship Fee from BBA Music
$45.00 Includes Music & Lunch
Student Travel & Medical Release Forms
Student Travel & Medical Release Form
Directions to Umass
Directions to FAC
5:00 p.m. Concert Fine Arts Center-University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Concert tickets (for parents) may be obtained at the will call window under the student's name
All singers black on the bottom, white on top. Dressy clothes and footwear.
Women: white shirt or blouse, long or ¾ quarter sleeve. Long black skirt or flowy pants. Please avoid short skirts and low-cut blouses.
Men: Black dress pants, white long sleeve shirt, and a
long dark tie. Jackets are not necessary.
What to Bring
Music(no folders needed)
Water & Pre-Concert Snacks($ for rest stops)
E & Flex Block
Mass in G by Franz Schubert
"If Music Be The Food of Love" by David C. Dickau
Chorus Rehearing Guidelines
The leadership of MassACDA has decided to continue a testing procedure for students attending the 2018 Festival. The purpose of this decision is to ensure all students are adequately prepared for the festival with all music learned prior to arrival. This will allow all students to enjoy the most rewarding and positive experience.
After the warm-up, students will be selected at random for testing; at least one student from every school in attendance will be selected. The students will then be asked to sing portions of the previously prepared festival music for a panel of adjudicators. Students will heard in small groups; and no student will be asked to sing alone. At the conclusion of the testing, the students will return to rehearsal for the remainder of the festival.
If the panel of adjudicators feels that one or more of the students were ill-prepared for the festival, that school will be given a warning for the 2018 year. If the school receives another warning at the 2019 festival, the school will be asked not to participate in the 2020 festival. If you have any questions about these procedures, please feel free to contact Kirk Averitt (firstname.lastname@example.org).