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9th Biennial National Conference

Virtual Events Schedule

The Executive Board has been hard at work restructuring our NCCO9 programming into a series of virtual events.
We are delighted to offer these sessions to our membership and to the general public, free of charge.

All times listed below are given in Eastern Time.

Zoom registration links are sent in separate email communications before each event.

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Thursday/Friday, January 20-21, 2022

Virtual Video Watch Parties

Watch Party: Part 1

Watch Party: Part 2


Sunday, February 13, 2022

NCCO9 Graduate Conducting Fellows and Applicants

4:00-5:00pm (EST) Panel: Navigating the Job Market and Creating Successful Application Materials


Sunday, February 27, 2022

Celebrating and Supporting our BIPOC Community

6:30-7:00pm (EST) Celebrating our Black Colleagues: Virtual Concert Reprise

7:00-8:30pm Panel: Navigating Tenure and Promotion as a Member of the BIPOC Community at a Predominantly White Institution

  • followed by Affinity Group breakout discussions

Sunday, March 27, 2022

Women in Higher Education Choral Music

6:30-7:00pm (EDT) Women on the Podium: Virtual Concert Reprise

7:00-8:30pm Panel: Women in Higher Education Choral Music

  • followed by breakout group discussions

Friday, April 29, 2022

6:30-8:00pm (EDT) Interest Sessions

  • Honoring Trans and Gender-Expansive Singers
  • (Trans)itioning Voices: Inclusivity through Line Recombination

8:00-8:30pm Queer Joy Affinity Group Meet-Up


Saturday, May 14, 2022

12:00-12:10pm (EDT) Welcome and Announcements

12:10-1:10pm Keynote Session: Anton Armstrong

1:30-2:15pm NCCO Choral Series Release

2:30-3:30pm Poster Sessions and Mini-Presentations

3:45-4:15pm World Premiere of NCCO's inaugural Marguerite L. Brooks Commission: Thy Silver Pinions

  • Stacy Garrop, composer
  • Morehouse College Glee Club with David Morrow, conductor

Saturday, June 4, 2022

Pedagogy Mini-Conference

12:00-12:10pm (EDT) Welcome and Announcements

12:10-12:50pm Interest Sessions I (attend one)

  • Ethical Cross-Cultural Engagement in the Wake of COVID and the Black Lives Matter Movement (Stone & Norwood)
  • Making Choral Music in a Rural Community (Dettwiler)
  • The Choir with Two Names: A Non Genre-Based, Vocal Science-Based Pedagogical Path (Ford)

1:00-1:40pm Interest Sessions I, repeated (attend another)

2:00-3:30pm Panel: Across the Institution

3:40-4:20pm Interest Sessions II (attend one)

  • (Trans)itioning Voices: Inclusivity through Line Recombination (Hirner)
  • Using the Science of Learning to Create Engaging Rehearsals (Paul)
  • Advancing Contemporary Music Education Pedagogy (Haley)

4:30-5:10pm Interest Sessions II, repeated (attend another)


Saturday, June 25, 2022

Repertoire Mini-Conference

12:00-12:10pm (EDT) Welcome and Announcements

12:10-1:10pm Keynote Session: Emilie Amrein & André de Quadros

1:20-2:00pm Interest Sessions I (attend one)

  • Exploring Psalmody: Choral Settings of the Psalms by African-American Composers (Brown)
  • Befana: A Christmas Fable (Anderson & Mechem)
  • Pedagogical and Research Tools for Diversifying Choral Repertoire Study and Performance from the Institute of Composer Diversity (von Rueden)

2:10-2:50pm Interest Sessions I, repeated (attend another)

3:00-4:30pm Panel: Expanding the Canon

4:40-5:20pm Interest Sessions II (attend one)

  • Detokenizing Jewish Music: Replacing Caricature with Ruach (Duffy)
  • Major Works by Black American Women (Martin)
  • The Sacred and the Secular in the Choral Music of Shireen Abu-Khader (Culverhouse & Abu-Khader)

5:30-6:10pm Interest Sessions II, repeated (attend another)

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