American Choral Directors Association (ACDA): Update on Commissions

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Tarik O'Regan was awarded the 2018 ACDA Raymond W. Brock Memorial Commission. His work All Things Common was premiered at each of ACDA's six regional conferences this spring. About the piece, he notes: Despite the text's Biblical origins, I wanted to find a theme which can speak to everyone … I feel we live in a time of exceptional division, and that we are using our great and wonderful diversity (in every sense) against ourselves towards our demise, rather than embracing it for our greater good …. All Things Common is published by Novello.

Matthew Hazzard, a graduate student at California State University - Long Beach, won the 2017 ACDA Brock Student Composition Competition for his work "Peace Flows into Me." The piece was premiered at the ACDA Western Region Conference in March 2018.