2022 Central Regional Conference (40th)

2022 Central Regional Conference (41st)
March 5-6, 2022
University of Nebraska-Omaha
Omaha, Nebraska


   Conference Schedule

Non-Member: $200
Regular Member: $75
Retired Member: $50
Student Member: $20

Registration Deadline for Presenters & Composers: 12 noon Mountain Time on Friday, January 21, 2022
    * All presenters, performers, panelists, collaborators, & composers deadline

Online Registration Closes: 12 noon Mountain Time on Thursday, February 17, 2022
    * Attendees must register on site after this (a late fee will apply)

Cancellation Deadline: 12 noon Mountain Time on Thursday, February 17, 2022 (see terms & conditions for details)

Keynote Lecture: Diversity and Inclusion in Action

Unpacking the bias in our curriculum and in ourselves is a difficult but necessary process in creating and fostering an inclusive community in our Schools and Departments of Music. Dr. Derrick Fox will discuss concepts that help us ACKNOWLEDGE our biases (personal and curricular) to identify practices that minoritize and marginalize our students and colleagues, outline methods that support the AFFIRMATION of varied lived experiences represented in our work and learning spaces and offer ACTION steps that break the cycle of socialization in our lives and support diversity, equity, inclusion, access and belonging. 

Derrick Fox 

derrick fox Dr. Derrick Fox is the Director of Choral Activities and Distinguished Associate Professor of Music at the University of Nebraska at Omaha. He earned a BME from Arkansas State University, a MM in Choral Conducting from the University of Missouri–Columbia and a DMA in Choral Conducting from Michigan State University, where he was awarded the prestigious University Enrichment Graduate Fellowship. Dr. Fox has taught at the middle school, high school and collegiate levels. His conducting experiences have included singers from upper elementary choirs through collegiate and community choirs. In 2021, He was awarded the Bryan R. Johnson Service Award by the Nebraska Music Educators Association.

Dr. Fox has conducted all state choirs, led international, national and regional choral concerts/residencies and presented professional development workshops across the United States and internationally. His professional workshops focus on assessment in the choral classroom, building classroom community, rehearsal strategies, choral conducting techniques and shape note singing in the African American community. Dr. Fox has held teaching residencies at the Latvian Academy of Music and Syracuse University, led performance tours through Lithuania and Estonia. His recent engagements include presentations in Idaho, Nebraska, Kansas, New York, South Carolina, North Dakota, Missouri and Florida; as well as conducting the Hawaii All State Choir, Alabama All State Choir, New York All State MS/JH Choir, the Wisconsin Collegiate All State Choir and the 2019 National ACDA Middle School/Junior High Mixed Honor Choir. He recently traveled to South Africa as a 2019 ACDA International Conductor Exchange Fellow where he led choral workshops and rehearsals in Johannesburg, Pretoria and Potchefstroom.

As a baritone soloist, Dr. Fox has collaborated with various organizations; among them are the Arkansas Symphony, Lansing Symphony, St. Louis Symphony, Columbia Chorale, the University of Nebraska at Omaha, Omaha Symphonic Chorus, University of Missouri, Michigan State University, Webster University and the Espaço Cultural (Brasilia, Brazil). He can be heard singing selections from Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess on the compact disc In This Hid Clearing, available on the Naxos Classical Music label.

As an author, Dr. Fox has written articles for many organizations and was a contributing author in the Hal Leonard/McGraw Hill choral textbook Voices in Concert. His compositions and arrangements are published by Hal Leonard and Brilee Music. His book, Yes You Can: A Band Director’s Guide to Teaching Choirs is published by Carl Fischer. He launched The Derrick Fox Choral Series with Music Spoke to publish works by and about marginalized and minoritized people. He created the Professional Choral Collective (PCC) to collect and create learning activities and teaching strategies for choral music educators around the world to use during the 2020 Coronavirus virus pandemic and beyond. He also partnered with the Country Music Association Foundation to create the Unified Voices for Music Education Initiative which provides learning activities for instrumental and elementary music educators.

Dr. Fox serves on the advisory board for the Sound Spirit, a research lab and publishing initiative promoting collaborative engagement with the songbooks that sound America’s musical landscape. He is also a member of the advisory board for the Choral Singing in America documentary series. https://www.drderrickfox.com/

Event Summary

Event Date 03-05-2022
Event End Date 03-06-2022
Cut off date 02-17-2022 12:00 pm
Individual Price $200.00
Location University of Nebraska Omaha

Registration is closed.