Blooming tree - 2021 - Howard Meharg


Members urged to vote; superb

candidates for President-Elect on

the ballot -  Voting ends April 25

Two marvelous members of OR ACDA have agreed to be candidates for the position of President-Elect of Oregon ACDA. You should have received an email with voting instructions. If you did not, you can vote here by clicking on this link:
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If you have not seen information about these candidates, you may click HERE. Let your voice be heard.

Oregon ACDA, first and foremost, unequivocally believes that Black lives matter. We will demonstrate this in every way possible including, but not limited to: 

  • Acknowledging that the centering of whiteness and appropriation of non-European cultures have historically existed in our choral art form, and consequently in this organization. The anti-racism work requires 

  • intentional steps to create a more equitable space. 

  • Cultivating opportunities to listen to our Black, Brown and Indigenous people, Latinx, Asian and Pacific Islanders, and LGBTQ+ educators and...


Oregon ACDA members saddened to lose Jerry Weseley Harris and Bruce Browne, two choral leaders (See info HERE)


What is ACDA?
Founded in 1959, the American Choral Directors Association (ACDA) is a nonprofit professional organization whose central purpose is to promote excellence in choral music through performance, composition, publication, research, and teaching. In addition, ACDA strives to elevate choral music’s position in American society through arts advocacy. The ACDA provides many high-quality publications, conventions, festivals, clinics, workshops, and the opportunity to network within the choral community. The national headquarters office is located in downtown Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.


Who is a Member of ACDA?
Members of ACDA consist of choral directors who represent more than one million singers across the United States. ACDA members teach choral music in public and private institutions and in their place of worship. The ensembles they conduct perform all types of choral music and they include elementary through senior high school, college/university, community, professional, worship, and show choirs.


How is ACDA Organized?
ACDA is divided into seven geographic divisions as well as  (CONTINUE READING HERE)



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Left to right: Will Fox, HS Choirs;  Kaeli Porter, MS Choirs, Kay Elliott, MS Choirs:  Lucy Neary, Elementary Choirs; Aubrey Patterson, World Music Chair; Sandra Babb, SA Choirs; Kathleen Hollingsworth, Jazz Choirs; Julia Voorhies, Contemporary a cappella; Judy Rose, Equity and Exclusivity; Chris Benjamin, TB Choirs; John Buehler, Music and Worship; Samuel Barbara, Two-Year Choirs, Danielle Warner, Collegiate

Your message will go to Dr. Scott Tuomi, President ORACDA as well as to Karen Bohart, President Elect.


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