In response to survey results, the Association of Disciples Musicians (ADM) Planning Council has decided unanimously to cancel the ADM Conference scheduled for June 2021. Without a minimum of at least 80 attendees, ADM could not meet the financial requirements for hosting a conference.
Possibilities and plans are already being discussed for 2022. Next year will be the 60th Anniversary of ADM conferences, with the first conference held on the TCU campus in August 1962. The clinicians for the 2021 Conference have already been asked to consider being with us next year, so sights are set on July 2022.
Considering the need to cancel the 2021 conference, we are endorsing a couple of other opportunities that ADM leadership has some familiarity with and are comfortable promoting for professional enrichment this summer. The two options include:
The Montreat Conference Center will be hosting two weeks of the Worship and Music Conference. The conferences are in partnership with The Presbyterian Association of Musicians (PAM) and open to all. They will do both in-person and virtual options. Links are: https://montreat.org/events/wm2-2021 and https://presbymusic.org/2021conference.
The United Church of Christ is also holding both in-person and virtual meetings this summer. Their link is: www.uccma.wildapricot.org.