Repertoire and Standards Chairs Duties

R&S Chair Duties

National R&S Chair Duties:

  • Write and submit two articles to be published in the Choral Journal: Due March 1 and October 1, annually.
  • Submit annual report to National R&S Chair on or before June 15. Submit annual budget report to National R&S Chair and ACDA National Treasurer on or before June 15.
  • Collect yearly division reports due to you on or before May 15.
  • Take a leadership role in communicating with Division and State Chairs, and ACDA constituents.
  • Communicate regularly with the National R&S Chair.
  • Attend yearly National R&S Committee meetings and leadership conferences on even years.
  • Attend National Conferences and National R&S Committee meetings preceding each National Conference. Limited compensation is available for National R&S Chairs who attend National Conferences.
  • National Conference-related responsibilities:
    -Preside at genre-specific R&S Committee meetings
    -Choose the music that is to be read on the reading session
    -Organize and preside at genre-specific reading sessions
    -Gather and submit interest session proposals
    -Organize and preside at genre-specific roundtables
    -Organize and execute National Honor Choir (if applicable)
  • Serve on division and national audition panels for the selection of choirs to perform on the National Conference.
  • Encourage outstanding choirs in your area of expertise to submit honor performance recordings.
  • Submit web page information to National ACDA R&S website.
  • Attend Division and State Conferences, and encourage and support your Division and State Chairs in all their endeavors.
  • Oversee projects that you and your Division and State Chairs deem necessary to enhance choral education in your area of R&S expertise.
  • Contact Division Presidents/President-Elects for new and renewed Chair appointments.
  • If Chairs aren't in place by June 1, it is the responsibility of the National Committee Chair to appoint an incoming Chair, and notify the President of the appointment.
  • Send all appointment contracts to Division Chairs and encourage them to do the same with the State Chair appointments. Appointees may return them to you or to the National R&S Chair for distribution to the National R&S Committee Chairs.
  • Be a contributing member to projects that are proposed by the National R&S Committee and/or National R&S Chair.

Division R&S Chair Duties:

  • Contact State Presidents/President-Elects for new and renewed chair appointments.
  • Collect yearly State Chair reports, due on or before April 15.
  • Submit division report and all state reports to the National Committee Chair on or before May 15.
  • Take a leadership role in communicating with State Chairs.
  • Communicate regularly with the National Chair.
  • Promote and organize Division Honor Choirs, interest sessions, reading sessions, and roundtables at Division Conferences.
  • Encourage projects listed above at the state level, and assist with the organization process in order to train constituents.
  • Attend National and Division Conferences and subsequent Division and National Committee meetings called by the Division President and the National R&S Chair.
  • Submit articles and news briefs to the division newsletters.
  • Serve on audition panels for National, Division, and State Honor Choirs and choral honor performances submitted by constituents.
  • Encourage outstanding choirs in your area of expertise to submit performance recordings.
  • Take an active part in National Conference activities including round tables, reading sessions, interest sessions, and assisting the National Chair with the organizing and executing National Honor Choirs.
  • Submit web page information to your division website.
  • Oversee projects that you and your division constituents deem necessary to assist in enhancing choral education in your area of R&S expertise.

State R&S Chair Duties:

  • Submit a yearly report on all R&S activities within the state, to the Division Chair on or before April 15.
  • Take a leadership role in communicating with constituents.
  • Communicate regularly with the Division Chair.
  • Promote and organize State Honor Choirs, interest sessions, reading sessions, and roundtables at State Conventions.
  • Attend State and Division Conferences and State and Division Committee meetings that are called by the State President and Division Chair.
  • Submit articles and news briefs to the state newsletter.
  • Serve on state level audition panels for State and Division Honor Choirs and choral honor performance recordings submitted by 
constituents.
  • Take an active part in Division Conference activities including roundtables, reading sessions, interest sessions, and assist the Division Chair with the organizing and executing of Division Honor Choirs.
  • Submit web page information to your state website.
  • Oversee projects that you and your state constituents deem necessary to assist in enhancing choral education in your area of R&S expertise.

Prepared by Nancy Cox, National Chair Repertoire & Standards Committee, November 2003