Come join Nevada ACDA as we spend a wonderful day of singing, education, collaboration, and socializing! Our clinician for the day will be the amazing Dr. Edith Copley. We will have reading sessions, conductors workshops and performing choirs that will clinic with Dr. Copley. Teachers can earn CU credits for attending.

Date: Saturday, November 6th, 9am-3pm

Location: Desert Oasis HS

  • $40 ACDA member

  • $60 non-member

  • $25 student

Registration is OPEN - CLICK HERE!!!

More about Dr. Copley

Edith A. Copley is a regents’ professor emeritus at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff where she served as director of choral studies from 1993-2021. She conducted the highly acclaimed Shrine of the Ages Choir and taught undergraduate and graduate courses in conducting and graduate choral literature. The Shrine of the Ages Choir (founded in 1933) performed at state, regional and national conferences of the American Choral Directors Association and the National Association for Music Education. NAU choral ensembles under her direction have toured internationally to Western Europe, the Peoples Republic of China, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Bulgaria, Istanbul, Estonia, and Latvia.


Prior to her NAU appointment, Dr. Copley taught secondary choral music for seven years in Iowa and four years overseas in Vienna, Austria. During doctoral studies at the College Conservatory of Music in Cincinnati, she was the assistant and interim principal conductor of the May Festival Chorus that performed with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra and Cincinnati Pops.


In Spring 2016, Dr. Copley retired as music director of the Master Chorale of Flagstaff (MCF). She led this auditioned 100-voice community chorus for 23 years. As the chorusmaster for Flagstaff Symphony Orchestra, Dr. Copley conducted numerous choral/orchestral works, including Brahms’s Ein Deutsches Requiem, Orff’s Carmina Burana, Bach’s B Minor Mass, Mozart’s Mass in C Minor, Duruflé and Fauré Requiems, and Britten’s War Requiem.


Dr. Copley is an active member of NAfME and a life member of ACDA. She has served ACDA in many leadership roles, including president of the western region, president of Arizona ACDA, state and regional newsletter editor, and national conference interest session chair in 2011, 2019, and 2021. She is currently ACDA national president-elect.


Dr. Copley has received numerous honors, including NAU School of Performing Arts Centennial Teacher of the Year Award, Arizona Music Educator of the Year, Outstanding Choral Director Award and Lifetime Achievement Award from the Arizona ACDA, and the Weston H. Noble Award from her alma mater Luther College in Decorah, Iowa.


Dr. Copley is in high demand as a conference clinician, festival adjudicator, and guest conductor in the US and abroad. She has conducted all-state choirs in over 30 states, the 2013 ACDA National Mixed Honor Choir in Dallas, and the 2014 NAfME All-National Mixed Honor Choir in the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville. Dr. Copley also has conducted international choral festivals in Germany, the Netherlands, Tasmania, Japan, Luxembourg, Australia, China, Turkey, England, Poland, and Oman.