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Church/Community Honor Choir


Step 1:


(Participation fee of $60 due upon registration)

IMPORTANT!! Deadline for registration is June 30, 2024!

Step 2: Purchase Your Music:

You can purchase a music packet through our registration process and have it sent directly to you. Otherwise, you are responsible for acquiring it through a music dealer. 

Step 3: 

Reserve a hotel room at University Plaza Hotel



First and Calvary Presbyterian Church

820 E Cherry St, Springfield, MO 65806

If you are not choosing to purchase your music through the registration form, please purchase and practice the music for performance on your own.


University Plaza Hotel

333 S John Q Hammons Pkwy, Springfield, MO 65806


Contact Jason Martin 

Note: MCDA does not offer refunds in the event the singer cannot attend.

July 17-18, 2024

First and Calvary Presbyterian Church,

and University Plaza Hotel, Springfield, MO

Event Information


Wednesday, July 17

4:15pm-4:45pm CONCERT: TBD at the hotel in the Arizona/Georgia room

6:00pm-6:45pm Registration at First and Calvary Church Atrium

7:00pm-9:00pm Rehearsal at the church

Thursday, July 18

9:15am-12:00pm Rehearsal at the church

12:15pm-1:45pm President’s lunch at the hotel

2:00pm-4:30pm Rehearsal at the hotel

6:00pm Line-up for the performance

6:30pm Banquet performance

  • Concert attire is all black: shirts, pants, dresses, skirts, shoes, etc.

  • You will need to have a black binder and pencil with you at all times. Water is highly recommended for rehearsals.

  • The only meal as part of your conference package will be the President’s lunch on Thursday.



All Things New
Elaine Hagenberg
Beckenhorst Press BP2253-2
Shawn Kirchner
Santa Barbara SBMP747
Psalm 23
Paul Basler
Colla Voce PJMS118
Sing a Mighty Song
Daniel Gawthrop
Alliance Music AMP0002

Rehearsal Tracks

MCDA Church & Community
Honor Choir

Meet the Clinician


Dr. Lynne Gackle


Dr. Lynne Gackle currently is Associate Professor of Ensembles and Associate Director of Choral Activities at Baylor University, where she conducts the Baylor Bella Voce (Women’s Ensemble) and the Baylor Concert Choir, and teaches courses in choral literature and choral conducting. Lynne is an active clinician, conductor and adjudicator for choral clinics, honor choirs, workshops and festivals throughout the United States and abroad. Dr. Gackle has conducted All-State choirs in 28 states, several divisional ACDA honor choirs and two ACDA national honor choirs. Internationally, she conducted the Australian National Choral Association’s High School Women’s Choir in Brisbane, the Alberta Choral Federation’s High School Honour Choir in Calgary, the DoDDS-Europe Honors Music Festival Mixed Choir, (Wiesbaden, Germany), the Haydn Youth Festival in Vienna, and the Association for Music in International Schools (AMIS) International Women’s Honor Choir in Beijing, China. Dr. Gackle is an active author and editor, currently serving on the editorial board for the Choral Journal, and was awarded the Florida ACDA chapter’s Wayne Hugoboom Distinguished Service Award for dedicated service, leadership, and excellence.

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