The American Choral Directors Association (ACDA) is a non-profit music organization composed of over 18,000 choral musicians representing schools, colleges and universities, industry and institutional organizations, houses of worship, and community and professional choirs. The mission of the American Choral Directors Association is to inspire excellence in choral music through education, performance, composition, and advocacy.
ACDA is divided into seven geographic regions as well as into state chapters, each with its own conferences, newsletters, and programming. Residents of Indiana who join ACDA also become members of the Indiana chapter, the Indiana Choral Directors Association (ICDA). All Indiana members receive copies of Choral Journal (the ACDA national magazine), Resound (the Central Division newsletter) and Notations (Indiana’s newsletter, printed three times a year).
All-State Vocal Jazz
Registration is now open for the ICDA Summer Conference which runs June 27 through June 29, at the University of Indianapolis. You may register online
This year we will welcome two headliners, Joe Miller Director of Choral Activities at Westminster Choir College of Rider University, and Kenneth Fulton, Alumni Professor Emeritus of Choral Studies at Louisiana State University. Interest sessions and reading sessions for a variety of choral areas will be offered. We will also be treated to a special Choral Evensong performed by the Trinity Choir of Trinity Episcopal Church Indianapolis, Michael Messina, conductor and the annual All State Jazz Choir led by guest director James Spillane from the University of Connecticut. One of the sessions at the conference will be a conducting master class with headliner Ken Fulton which will be open to a limited number of participants who would like a “tune-up” on their conducting technique. If you are interested in being one of the conductors for the master class, please email Dennis Malfatti, ICDA-President Elect at:
Click on “Conference” on the left to see the full schedule.
To join ACDA, simply print and complete the ACDA membership form and follow its mailing instructions or join via the ACDA web site (click the appropriate button below). For ICDA information, click on the Leadership tab on this web page and contact anyone listed there.