American Choral Directors Association


Dr. Amanda Quist, National Student Activities Chair (

Information on ACDA Student Chapters

Youth and Student National Leadership

Conference Page

Student Conducting Competition
Sponsored by Manhattan Concert Productions
Congratulations to all of the Semi-Finalists!

Graduate Division:
David Baek, University of North Carolina, Greensboro
Mark Biggins, Yale University
Maria Hagan, Indiana University
Elizabeth Hermanson, Michigan State University
Justin Ka'upu, Ithaca College
Janet Linschoten, Michigan State University
Jimin Seo, Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music
George Shoultz, University of Minnesota
Brandon Williams, Michigan State University

Undergraduate Division:
Sam Brukhman, Westminster Choir College
Jonathan Cramer, Wheaton College
Jessica Glaser, Michigan State University
Christopher Hickey, Stetson University
Anthony Madonna, Westminster Choir College
Jacob Moore,The Ohio State University
Faustino Solis, University of Nevada Las Vegas
Ryan Tani, University of Southern California
Margaret Winchell, Wheaton College

Graduate Winners:
Philip Shoultz, University of Minnesota, 1st place
Maria Hagan, Indiana University, 2nd place

Undergraduate Winners:
Ryan Tani, University of Southern California, 1st place
Anthony Madonna, Westminster Choir College, 2nd place

Student Chapter Award
Congratulations to Ithaca College and
Michigan State University Student Chapters,
winners of the 2014-2015 Student Chapter Award!


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ACDA has launched a Student Membership Campaign!
For information, please click here: Student Drive


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in the "Student Times" section of Choral Journal
Information on submitting articles.



Ohio Northern University

Recently hosted the third annual All-Ohio Choral Day, featuring renowned composer Joseph M. Martin and his wife, Sue Martin.

Vanguard University
Started a new ACDA Chapter! For information on how to start a chapter at your college or university, please see the information below.

University of Oklahoma School of Music

Ithaca College

Donated to ACDA's new Fund for Tomorrow!

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Please send Student Chapter updates to:

Sundra Flansburg:

National Standards for Student Chapters

Successful collegiate ACDA chapters:

1.Encourage and stimulate student membership and involvement in ACDA at the State, Division, and National levels.

2.Promote and recognize the involvement of ACDA student chapters on college campuses.

3.Sponsor activities and sessions at the local level that engage the training and experience of student choral musicians.

4.Encourage student attendance and involvement at ACDA Divisional and National Conferences through scholarship projects.

ACDA student activities include:

1.Student symposia and workshops

2.Conducting master classes

3.Reading Sessions

4.Sponsorship of activities and sessions at ACDA conferences that directly relate to the training and experience of student choral musicians

For additional information, please email Dr. Amanda Quist, National Chair, Youth and Student Activities