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NACM 77th Annual Convention
July 8 - 10, 2015

Laguna Presbyterian Church
415 Forest Ave, Laguna Beach, CA 92651

Dr. Robert Istad

“Seeking the Spirit, Leading in Humility”

Dr. Robert Istad is Associate Professor and Director of Choral Studies at California State University, Fullerton where he conducts the University Singers and Women’s Choir in addition to teaching courses in conducting, advanced interpretation and literature. Under his direction, the CSUF University Singers have performed all over the world including Italy and Hungary. Most recently, he and his singers were featured at the 2012 ACDA Western Division Conference in Reno, Nevada and the 2013 ACDA National Conference in Dallas, Texas. Dr. Istad received his Bachelor of Arts degree in music from Augustana College in Rock Island, Illinois, his Master of Music degree in choral conducting from California State University, Fullerton and his Doctor of Musical Arts degree in choral music at the University of Southern California. Istad is also the Artistic Director of the Long Beach Camerata Singers and Long Beach Bach Festival, is the Assistant Conductor of the Pacific Chorale, and is in demand as an adjudicator, guest conductor and guest clinician throughout the nation.



The Orange County Chapter of NACM is hosting its annual Adult Choral Festival on Saturday, May 2, 2015 from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Covenant Presbyterian Church, 607 E. 3rd St. (at Atlantic Avenue) Long Beach, CA. Our Guest Clinician will be Carver Cossey. Information: Priscilla Silver,, Festival Coordinator at 714-315-2332.

The South Bay Choir Festival will be held on POSTPONED, 2015 at Manhattan Beach Community Church, with Dr. Jo Michael Scheibe, Conductor. For more info, please Contact: Ken Sanason at 323-259-3030

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