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American Choral Directors Association

Outstanding ACDA Student Chapter Award

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Nominations for the Outstanding ACDA Student Chapter Award are currently being accepted until 11:59 p.m., January 20, 2017.

The winner of the Outstanding Student Chapter Award will be announced at the National Conference in Minneapolis, MN, in March 2017.

The Outstanding Student Chapter Award was established by the American Choral Directors Association in 1978 as a means for recognizing an ACDA Student Chapter which, through its activities, best supports the advancement of choral music. The award consists of a plaque that becomes the permanent property of the winning chapter and two monetary awards: $250 to the student chapter and $200 to help defray expenses of an officer or designated representative of the chapter to attend the national conference and receive the award for the chapter.

The Outstanding Student Chapter Award will be determined by the following criteria:

  1. Service to chapter members through projects that directly benefit the student members in developing the insight and skills necessary for a successful choral musician.
  2. Service to choral music through activities that in some way advance the field of choral music either as a direct benefit to choral musicians or to the public perception and understanding of choral music.
  3. Service to the institution that enhances and strengthens choral music’s educational program on the chapter’s campus.
Anyone may nominate an ACDA Student Chapter for this honor.  Incomplete nominations will not be considered.  Please include the following documentation:

  1. A description of chapter activities for the last two years which relate to the criteria
  2. Other supporting materials such as programs, newsletters, articles, etc.
  3. Letters of support for the nomination from the administrative chair and the chapter advisor
  4. The number of chapter members and the total number of music majors within your department or school of music.

It is highly encouraged that you submit your application electronically. Electronic submissions can be shared through dropbox or similar program and sent to:

Physical submissions should be postmarked by January 15, 2017, and sent to:

Dr. Amanda Quist
Westminster Choir College
101 Walnut Lane
Princeton, NJ  08540

**Please send all materials in one package, whether electronically, or through the postal service.