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American Choral Directors Association


Information on ACDA Student Chapters

Sponsored by Manhattan Concert Productions
The masterclass and conducting competition are held every other year at the ACDA national conference. Watch for information on the conference page about application deadlines and requirements for the 2018 conference in Kansas City..

Congratulations to the Northern Arizona University - Flagstaff ACDA Student Chapter for winning the 2016-17 Outstanding Student Chapter Award. Press release



ACDA has launched a Student Membership Campaign! For information, please click here: 2017-18 Student Membership Initiative


ACDA National is interested in helping you create connections.To find out more, click here


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


Student Chapter Updates

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 Fund for Tomorrow!

Want to see your student chapter featured in Choral Journal? 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 R&R Collegiate Activities Coordinator