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
The Central Division Conference will be held in February of 2016 in Chicago. It will feature headliner Ola Gjeilo, VOCES8, and the WebernKammerchor. It’s a great opportunity to listen to performances of choirs from the 4-state division: Indiana, Ohio, Michigan, and Illinois in the beautiful Palmer Hilton. Registration information may be found on the link to the Central Division. There will be outstanding opportunities for children’s honor choirs on Friday of the conference. Contact your Children’s and Youth Community Choir R & S chair for more information at Jonathan Busarow .
Save the Date! ICDA Summer Conference, June 27-29, 2016 at the University of Indianapolis
* Dr. Joe Miller, Professor of Conducting-Westminster Choir College
* Dr. Kenneth Fulton, Professor Emeritus of Choral Studies-Louisiana State University
* All-State Vocal Jazz Choir conducted by Dr. James Spillane, Director of Choral Studies-University of Connecticut
Deadline for Interest Session Proposals - January 1, 2016
Contact Dennis Malfatti, ICDA President-Elect to submit proposals for interest sessions or for more information about the conference.
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.