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American Choral Directors Association

Outstanding ACDA Student Chapter Award

The next nomination period for Outstanding ACDA Student Chapter Award will be announced in Fall 2018.

The winner of the Outstanding Student Chapter Award will be publicly announced at the national conference in Kansas City, MO, February 27-March 2, 2019.

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.

Application instructions will be posted here, in fall 2018.