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American Choral Directors Association


ACDA is offering five scholarships to each state that will completely cover conference registration fees for students to attend the 2017 ACDA National Conference in Minneapolis, March 8-11, 2017.

Do You Qualify to Apply?

  • Your state must have opted in to the scholarship program - check the list and information below (scroll down to the bottom of the page).
  • You must be a current ACDA student member both at the time of application and during the national conference.
To apply, complete and submit an application & registration form, along with 2 letters of recommendation, to your state contact byOctober 15, 2016.

Once you have submitted your application, the state contact should email you to confirm receipt. In addition, they should email you on or shortly after October 31 with the selection results. If you do not hear from the contact, please email them to ensure your application was received, and to request the results of your application.

Please be aware that there will be no refunds given if you register early and then receive a scholarship - the state will just move on to the next student on the selection list. If you apply for a scholarship, wait to hear whether you have been selected before you register for the conference!

States Participating in the Student Scholarship Program

Contact for Scholarship Application
AlaskaCarolyn Soderlund
AK ACDA President
540 Mountvista Dr
Fairbanks, AK 99712
ArizonaThomas Alcaraz
AZ ACDA Youth & Student Activities Chair
10851 N 43rd Ave #140
Phoenix, AZ 85029
ArkansasJeffrey Murdock
AR ACDA Student Activities Chair
University of Arkansas
201 Music Building
Fayetteville, AR 72701

IMPORTANT: Arkansas students must use this form (Arkansas application) rather than the national form provided above.
CaliforniaDr. Jenny Bent
CA ACDA Collegiate R&R Coordinator
107 6th St
Petaluma, CA 94952
DelawareDavid Lockart
DE ACDA President
12 The Horseshoe
Newark, DE 19711
FloridaEvan Powers
FL ACDA Membership Chair
464 Cruz Bay Circle
Winter Springs, FL 32708
GeorgiaAlison Mann
GA ACDA Membership Chair
491 Bartow Ave, MD 3201
Kennesaw, GA 30144
IdahoDr. Michael Porter
ID ACDA Student Activities Chair
Boise State University
1910 University Dr
Boise, ID 83725
IllinoisDr. Andrew Jensen
IL ACDA Student Activities Chair
Southwestern Illinois College
2500 Carlyle Ave
Belleville, IL 62221
IndianaVaughn Roste
IN ACDA Student Activities Chair
Indiana University - Purdue University
2101 East Coliseum Blvd
Fort Wayne, IN 46805-1499
IowaTim Watson
ICDA Student Activities Chair
Morningside College Dept of Music
1501 Morningside Ave
Sioux City, IA 51106-1717
KentuckyJennifer Adam
KY ACDA R&S Student Activities Chair
1906 College Heights Blvd #41029
Bowling Green, KY 42101-1029
LA ACDA President
4401 Elysian Fields Ave.
New Orleans, LA 70122
MaineDennis Boyd, Jr.
ME ACDA President
OHCHS-C/O Dennis Boyd Jr.
256 Main St
South Paris, ME 04281
MichiganKimberly Adams
MI ACDA R&R Chair, Youth & Student Activities
1903 W Michigan Ave
Kalamazoo, MI 49008
MinnesotaBruce Becker
MN ACDA Executive Director
13288 Downey Trail
Apple Valley, MN 55124
MississippiCatherine Feazell
MS ACDA President
4800 Alexander Rd
Olive Branch, MS 38654
MissouriKathy Bhat
MCDA Membership Chair
119 Canary Ln
St. Charles, MO 63301
MontanaAmy Logan
MT ACDA President
1049 Picador Wy
Billings, MT 59105
NevadaKim Ritzer
NV ACDA President
1255 Bayleaf Terrace Ave
Henderson, NV 89014
New JerseyJack Hill
NJ ACDA President
503 North Oak Ave
Pitman, NJ 08071
New MexicoJason Paulk
SW ACDA R&R Chair for College/University
ENMU Station 16
College of Fine Arts
1500 S Ave K
Portales, NM 88130
New YorkDr. Vernon Huff
NY ACDA Student Activities Chair
SUNY Fredonia School of Music
Mason Hall
Fredonia, NY 14063
North CarolinaGinger Wyrick
NC ACDA Membership Chair
6200 Maple Cove Ln
Charlotte, NC 28269
North DakotaChristopher Redfearn
ND ACDA Coordinator for Collegiate Activities
Valley City State University
Foss Hall, Room 116
101 College St SE
Valley City, ND 58072
OhioJeremy D. Jones
OH ACDA Student Activities Chair
Miami University Dept of Music
109 Presser Hall
Oxford, OH 45056
OregonDr. Eric Foley
OR ACDA Collegiate Activities Chair
5000 Deer Park Dr
Salem, OR 97317
PennsylvaniaMatthew Fritz
PA ACDA President
Elizabethtown College
1 Alpha Dr
Elizabethtown, PA 17022
Rhode IslandT. J. Harper
RI ACDA Membership Chair
Department of Music
Providence College
1 Cunningham Sq
Providence, RI 02918
South CarolinaJoel Scraper
SC ACDA Student Activities Chair
University of South Carolina - Aiken
471 University Parkway
Aiken, SC 29801
South DakotaShane Wuebben
SD ACDA Treasurer
101 S Main Ave #701
Sioux Falls, SD 57104
TennesseeTucker Biddlecombe
TN ACDA Collegiate R&R Coordinator
Blair School of Music
Vanderbilt University
2400 Blakemore Ave
Nashville, TN 37212
TexasDr. Carolyn Cruse
TCDA VP College Community Division
TTU School of Music
2624 18th St
Lubbock, TX 79414
UtahJean Applonie
UT ACDA Membership Coordinator
School of Music
Brigham Young University
C-550 Harris Fine Arts Center
Provo, UT 84602-6410
VermontSherrill Blodget
VT ACDA R&R Chair for Multicultural Music
Castleton University
45 Alumni Dr - FAC
Castleton, VT 05735
VirginiaBryce Hayes
VA ACDA Student Activities Chair
2864 Cullison Ct
Rockingham, VA 22801
WashingtonJason Saunders
WA ACDA Student Activities Chair
Graham Kapsowin High School
22100 108th Ave E
Graham, WA 98338
West VirginiaScott Glysson
WV ACDA Collegiate/University R&R Chair
Dept. of Music and Theater
West Liberty University
208 University Dr
West Liberty, WV 26074
WisconsinZachary Moore
WI ACDA Collegiate and Early Career Liaison
W6854 Blue Heron
Fond du Lac, WI 54937
WyomingMike Hancey
WY ACDA President
1103 E Canby
Laramie, WY82072