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2021 Directors Chorus Registration Form
(click on the link above to be directed to the registration form)


$1,195 (land package) $2,195 with airfare from IAH or DFW*

*group airfare is contingent upon 10 or more travelers from each airport

Due Date Land Package Package w/ air
At time of registration 2020 $200 $200
September 15, 2020 $350 $650
November 15, 2020 $350 $650
February 15, 2021 Full and Final Payment Full and Final Payment

 

Optional Add-Ons

Single Room Supplement - $470

Travel Protection (Varies).  View Insurance Policy Document.

 

TCDA, in partnership with KI Concerts, is excited to announce the 2021 Directors Chorus Tour to Central Europe under the direction of Dr. Sandra Snow and Dr. Jon Reed in the summer of 2021. Participants will meet in Vienna, rehearse, and then engage in a performance tour to include concerts in Vienna, Budapest, and Prague. The chorus will perform the concert program again at the 2021 TCDA Summer Convention. Registration will be first-come, first-serve (no audition required). 

Dates: June 22 - July 1, 2021

Registration Information

  • Registration Opens On June 1 at 1:00 pm (Click on the "Cost & Registration" tab
  • Registration is limited to TCDA Active and Retired Members, 21 years of age and older
  • 12 Singers per section (4 parts, Soprano, Alto, Tenor, Bass)
  • Singers traveling will have the opportunity to register a non-singing companion, however, due to travel space, there are only 12 non-singing companion spots available
  • Deposit and registration will be made with TCDA - subsequent payments will be setup directly with KI Concerts after registration.
  • $200 deposit is non-refundable. Payments beyond the initial deposit will be subject to the KI Concert Cancellation Policy found in the full program brochure. 

Directors that book their ensemble’s travel with KI Concerts within two years of the 2021 TCDA Director’s Chorus can use the tour payment towards a deposit for the future tour

Download the Full Brochure 

Itinerary is subject to change

TUESDAY, JUNE 22: DEPART 

  • Depart Dallas Fort-Worth or Houston 

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 23: ARRIVE | VIENNA 

  • Land into Vienna airport 
  • Meet your KI tour manager 
  • Board coach for an orientation tour of Vienna 
  • Check in 
  • Welcome dinner 
  • Overnight Vienna 

THURSDAY, JUNE 24: VIENNA 

  • Breakfast daily 
  • Rehearsal 
  • Tour Vienna passing Ring Avenue, the Hofburg Palace, the Opera House, St Stephen’s Cathedral, Mozart’s “Figaro House”, City Hall and the Central Cemetery (housing honorary tombs of famous composers like Beethoven, Gluck, Schubert, Johann Strauss father and son and Brahms) 
  • Attend a Viennese concert 
  • Dinner 
  • Overnight Vienna 

FRIDAY, JUNE 25: VIENNA

  • Rehearsal 
  • Austria’s Unique Contribution to Western Music workshop 
  • Visit Schönbrunn Palace, the fabulous baroque summer residence of the Hapsburg Emperors
  • Free time to explore Vienna
  • Overnight Vienna

SATURDAY, JUNE 26: VIENNA

  • Dress rehearsal 
  • Free time to explore Vienna
  • Dinner
  • Concert 
  • Overnight Vienna 

SUNDAY, JUNE 27: BUDAPEST

  • Travel to Budapest
  • Guided walking tour of Buda seeing the Buda Castle and the Fisherman’s Bastion
  • Check in
  • Free time to explore Budapest
  • Overnight Budapest

MONDAY, JUNE 28: BUDAPEST

  • Guided walking tour of Pest seeing the Great Synagogue of Budapest, the breathtaking Hungarian Parliament, Heroes Square and St. Stephen’s Basilica 
  • Hungary - the birthplace of Kodály - workshop 
  • Concert 
  • Dinner
  • Overnight Budapest

TUESDAY, JUNE 29: PRAGUE

  • Travel to Prague
  • Guided tour of Prague including the Old Town Square with Prague´s Astronomical Clock and Charles Bridge
  • Check in
  • Free time to explore Prague
  • Overnight Prague

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 30: PRAGUE

  • Guided walking tour of Prague this morning includes a visit to St. Vitus Cathedral where we can also see the exterior of the Prague Castle
  • Concert 
  • Farewell dinner
  • Overnight Prague

THURSDAY, JULY 1: RETURN HOME

  • Transfer to airport and travel back home

PROVIDED BY KICONCERTS

KIConcerts has purchased the following benefits for you which come into effect once your trip has commenced:

• Trip Delay – up to $150/day when you are delayed for 6 hours or more

• Baggage/Personal Effects – loss, theft or delay - $1,500 ($250 per article)

• Baggage delay – 24 hours or more: $400

• Accident & Sickness Medical Expense: up to $25,000

• Emergency Evacuation & Repatriation: up to $250,000

• Accidental death and dismemberment: $25,000

• Worldwide emergency assistance services

 

UPGRADING YOUR PROTECTION

Two upgrade options are offered that extend the provisions already included. Please click this link to view detailed information about additional coverage available for purchase for this trip. 

Please note that this coverage must be purchased with your first payment.

As conductor, pedagogue, and scholar, Sandra Snow is widely acknowledged as one who brings singers of all ages and abilities to artful performance through an understanding of the music and its context in the world around them.  As Professor of Choral Conducting and Music education at the Michigan State University College of Music, the MSU Women’s Chamber Ensemble has appeared as featured performers at American Choral Directors Association conventions at state, regional, and national levels. As guest conductor, she travels extensively in North America and abroad.

In 2017 Snow created mirabai, a project-based professional women’s chorus. mirabai features alumna associated with the MSU Women’s Chamber Ensemble. mirabai was a featured ensemble at the Texas Choral Director’s Association conference in 2018. The inaugural recording, Ecstatic Songs, was released in 2018. mirabai will open the 2020 conference of the Southwest Division of the American Choral Director’s Association.

Snow is the Chair of the MSU Music Education Area and the Artistic Director of the CME Institute for Choral Teacher Education produced annually at MSU. Snow is author of the DVD "Conducting-Teaching: Real World Strategies for Success" published by GIA (2009), a resource for conductor-teachers at all levels of teaching. She edits the choral music series In High Voice published by Boosey & Hawkes.

Snow is a recipient of the Michigan State University William J. Beal Award for Outstanding Faculty, the MSU Teacher-Scholar Award, and the Dortha J. and John D. Withrow award for Excellence in Teaching.

 

Jonathan Reed is Professor of Music and Associate Director of Choral Activities at Michigan State University School of Music where he conducts the State Singers, the Men’s Glee Club and teaches courses in conducting at both the undergraduate and graduate level.  In 1999, the Associated Students of Michigan State University (ASMSU) presented him with the Outstanding Faculty Award. He is a contributing author to GIA’s The School Choral Program, and is series advisor for Boosey and Hawkes choral series entitled In Low Voice.

Dr. Reed enjoys an active career as a clinician/conductor, conducting festivals and all-state choruses throughout the United States. He has conducted all state choruses throughout the United States, as well as honor choirs for the Northwest, Western, and Southern Divisions of The American Choral Directors Association. His choirs have performed at divisional and national conferences of ACDA. He has presented interest sessions at two national conferences of ACDA (1999, 2005) and at numerous state ACDA conferences. He has also served ACDA as a state newsletter editor, a state president, and divisional and national chair of the Repertoire and Standards committee on Male Chorus.

22 Jun 2021 @ 4:00pm CDT
01 Jul 2021 @ 7:00pm CDT

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