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ACDA-MN State Conference

The SMSU Music Program is delighted to be able to offer graduate credit for participants attending the 2023 ACDA-MN State Conference.  The conference is held each year in November.  More information about the conference can be found on ACDA-MN’s website at

One semester hour of graduate credit will be offered by the Graduate School of Southwest Minnesota State University in Marshall.  The cost of course registration is $150.  Registrants must participate in all presentations scheduled throughout the Fall Conference. No partial credit offered for partial attendance.  Written journal of session observations and application towards your teaching situation are required in order to receive credit.  Please indicate your intention to register for Graduate Credit on the Fall Conference registration site.  Registration will be available until the end of the first day of the conference, but may be done online prior to the conference as well. 

In order to register, please complete the following steps;

  1. Participants will first need to register as part-time, non-degree seeking students at the university.  If you have not registered previously, you can do so at:
    1. Anyone who has completed this in past, either for another course, or for previous ACDA-MN conferences, does not need to register again.
    2. Once you have been entered into the system, you will receive information that you will need to register for the course.
      1. Please note: there may be a bit of a time lag between the time a participant registers as a student and when they are sent the information necessary for them to register for the course.
    3. Once you have been granted part-time, non-degree seeking status, you can register for the course
      1. Click on the following link:
      2. Click the “add” button in the course information line.
      3. You will then be directed to a screen that asks for your login and password.  Use your StarID and password to log in (you will receive this information once you have registered as a student). 
    4. Participants have several options they may use to pay for the course:
      1. To pay online, log into E-Services with your StarID and password (You will receive this information once you have registered as a student).  Go to the Bills and Payments tab, click on Make a Payment and pay with a bank account or debit/credit card. You can also choose the option to “Give Someone Access to Pay My Bill”
      2. To pay by phone with a debit/credit card, call: 507-537-7117
      3. To pay by mail, checks can be sent to SMSU Business Services, IL 139, 1501 State Street, Marshall, MN  56258. Checks should be made payable to Southwest Minnesota State University.
      4. Please note that payment cannot be accepted onsite at the Fall Conference other than online or by phone.

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