Book a room at the University Plaza Hotel Reservation Link
University Plaza Hotel
12-1:00pm Provided lunch at
First & Calvary Church Gym
1:30-2:45pm Dress Rehearsal at Hammons Hall
3:00-4:30pm Rehearsal at UPH
4:30pm Change clothes @ UPH
5:30pm Line up for performance at Hammons Hall
6:00pm Performance at Hammons Hall
Summer Honor Choir
July 18, 2023
University Plaza Hotel &
Juanita K. Hammons Hall (MSU), Springfield, MO
Open to students who are currently in grades 7 & 8
Rehearsals: July 18 in Springfield, MO
Performance July 18 (evening)
Be Who You Are
Ryan Main Music
3 Part Mixed
Carry the Light
Mary Lynn Lightfoot
3 Part Mixed
Shine On Me
There Has to Be a Song
Practice Tracks & Resources
Meet the Clinician
Kari Adams, Clinician
Kari Adams is Assistant Professor of Choral Music Education and conductor of Levana (formerly Women’s Glee Club) at Florida State University. Prior to her appointment at FSU, Adams completed her PhD in music education at the University of North Texas. She taught middle school choral and general music in Knob Noster, Missouri, where she was named Teacher of the Year in 2015. She is a passionate educator, conductor, and researcher.
Adams engages in guest conductor, clinician, and adjudicator opportunities regularly. She has conducted All State and regional honor choirs in Florida, Kansas, Louisiana, Missouri, Tennessee, and Virginia. She has also presented at state practitioner conferences in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Missouri, and Texas as well as at national ACDA and NAfME conventions. Her articles focused on research-based strategies for practitioners have been published in Music Educators Journal, Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, Florida Music Director, and Choral Journal. Through her work as the Research Chair for FL-ACDA, she operates the Research Corner blog, a resource focused on making research in the field more accessible for in-service and preservice teachers.
Adams’s research has been published in leading journals in the field including Journal of Research in Music Education, Journal of Music Teacher Education, Bulletin of the Council for Research in Music Education, Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, and International Journal of Research in Choral Singing. Her research interests include music teacher education, identity construction, music perception, and implicit theories of intelligence. In addition to her publications, she has presented on these topics at regional, national, and international conferences.
Note: MCDA does not offer refunds in the event the student cannot attend.
For safety reasons, all rehearsals are closed to the public. Only those who are official chaperones or registered members of the conference (including single day registration) are allowed in the rehearsal space. Please help us maintain the safety of our singers by adhering to these requirements.
For liability reasons, members are not supposed to be official chaperones. But in the event that there was no other option, members still need to register for the conference. Thank you for supporting the organization that supports these ensembles!