ACDA National Conference: A Retrospective Spring 2013
Earn graduate credit through VanderCook by attending performances, educational clinics, and exhibits at the American Choral Directors Association (ACDA) National Convention in Dallas, Texas. Students must attend 12.5 clock hours of clinic sessions and concerts for one graduate credit, and 25 clock hours* for two graduate credits. A notebook summarizing and critiquing all sessions, concerts, and exhibits, to include copies of all handouts, concert programs, and other supporting materials, must be submitted to VanderCook by April 16th, 2013. For notebook guidelines please contact Dr. Robert Sinclair at 312.788.1144, or at firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit www.acda.org for more information regarding the conference.
* Semester credit hours for MECA courses are calculated using the 60-minute clock hour (750 minutes per credit).
Instructor: Dr. Robert Sinclair
Robert L. Sinclair has served VanderCook College of Music as Director of Choral Activities since 2001. His educational background includes three years at Luther College where he sang in the Nordic Choir under the direction of Weston Noble. After transferring to Sam Houston State University, he completed his Bachelor of Arts and Master of Music degrees with B. R. Henson. In December of 2000, Sinclair completed a Ph. D. in Curriculum and Instruction (Music Education) at the University of MissouriColumbia where he worked with Drs. David Rayl and Wendy Sims.
Dr. Sinclair has ten years of public school teaching experience and continues to work as an active choral clinician and adjudicator for junior high and high school students from across the nation and abroad including honor choirs in Japan and the Bahamas. Sinclair has presented sessions on conducting and educational pedagogy to the Music Educators Association in Texas, Illinois, Missouri, and Ohio, the Illinois Chapter of the American Choral Directors Association (ACDA), as well as the Central, Southwestern and Southern Divisions of ACDA. In January of 2010, he served as guest conductor for the Illinois All State Choir in Peoria.
He is an active member of ACDA, Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Music Fraternity, Pi Kappa Lambda National Music Honors Fraternity, and the National Association for Music Education (NAfME). He currently serves the Central Division of ACDA as Repertoire and Standards Chair for Youth and Student Activities.