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American Choral Directors Association


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2022 Award winners -
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Service to the profession - Pam Nordquist


Emerging Conductor - Danika Locey


Podium Award - Ken Graber


Hall of Fame - Wallace Long 

ORACDA  2023 award

Loren Wenz - Hall of Fame

Helen Deitz - Service to the Profession

Emma Bergman - Emerging Conductor

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Brooks Gingerich,
Podium Award

Oregon's own Roberta Q. Jackson and Debra D. Burgess to conduct concert in Carnegie Hall, Sunday, June 23, 2024. Your singers could participate. See details HERE


2021 Award Recipents

See and read about 'em HERE.


See latest recommended literature list HERE

Check 2023 adjudicator list HERE

Sight Reading Rubrics and Evaluation form (Revised for 2023)
Adjudication Guide HERE

Repertoire Approval Form HERE

For other contest/festival information we suggest this
LINK to the OSAA website.


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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)




President - Danielle Warner
George Fox University

Danielle Warner is the Director of Choral Activities at George Fox University. Before moving back to Oregon, she spent several years teaching music in the Midwest, most recently at Wayne State College in Nebraska.Previously, Danielle taught middle and high school choir in Washington state and was adjunct professor of music at Whitman College.Danielle holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory of Music and Dance, a Master of Music from Western Washington University, and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Whitman College. 

Dr. Sandra Babb

President-Elect, Sandra Babb is Associate Professor of Choral Music Education at Oregon State University

Sandra Babb teaches choral methods, vocal pedagogy, and choral conducting lab. She also directs the Soprano-Alto choir, OSU Bella Voce, which recently performed for the 2021 National Conference of the American Choral Directors Association. She also directs the Oregon State University Chorale, the Heart of the Valley Children’s Choir, made up of 5th-8th grade singers, and the Heart of the Valley Chamber Choir, for 9th -12th Grade singers. Prior to teaching at OSU, Sandra taught in New York at Queens College, CUNY, and in the public schools of central Florida. She also worked with the Gulf Coast Youth Choirs (Lynne Gackle, Founding and Artistic Director) as the conductor the Gulf Coast Girl Choir for 10 years. 

For a DIRECTORY of email addresses for elected officers, other appointed leaders, and Repertoire and Resources chairs, please CLICK or TAP HERE.







Left to right: Will Fox, HS Choirs;  Kaeli Porter, MS Choirs, Kay Elliott, MS Choirs:  Lucy Neary, Elementary Choirs; Aubrey Patterson, World Music and Youth Resource Chair; Sandra Babb, SA Choirs; Kathleen Hollingsworth, Jazz Choirs; Judy Rose, Equity and Inclusivity; Chris Benjamin, TB Choirs; John Buehler, Music and Worship; Samuel Barbara, Collegiate Choirs; Bill Campbell, Repertoire Chair.


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