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This page provides a summary of ACDA member benefits. Please also view our Membership categories & types page to ensure that you select the appropriate membership type for your needs. For example, some professional benefits are only available to Active, Retired, Life, and Student members, like attending conferences. Only Active, Life, and Retired members may sponsor students in Honor Choirs. Associate members are basically online members.

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Benefits of ACDA Membership

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT & TOOLSActive/ Retired/ LifeStudent Associate
ACDA Career Center provides job seekers the ability to create a free profile and job alerts. Members can search thousands of job postings, with new postings daily.
ACDA Online Publications, including ChorTeach, International Journal for Research in Choral Singing, and Choral Journal.
ACDA Mentoring connects students, early career professionals, and experienced conductors at all levels.
Print subscription to Choral Journal, ACDA's signature publication.

Full global privileged access to Musica International, an international virtual choral library.
Easy access to educational videos on ACDA YouTube channel.
Continuing Education Units available for select national, division, and state conference activities.
Additional educational resources.
COMMUNITY & NETWORKINGActive/ Retired/ LifeStudentAssociate
ChoralNet - full benefits in the professional networking site for the global community, including free posting of For Sale classifieds and Employment postings
National Conferences, with world-class performances, reading sessions, and many ways of connecting
State & Division Conferences, meetings, and communications
Through a special partnership with the International Federation for Choral Music (IFCM), all individual members of ACDA are members also of IFCM.
ACDA Student Chapters

Publishing opportunities in Choral Journal, state and division newsletters, and ChoralNet.
Opportunities in ACDA leadership (including student chapters)
Sponsor students for Honor Choirs or compete to be a Performance Choir at a conference

Become a mentor with ACDA Mentoring.
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Nationwide also offers ACDA members competitive prices on travel insurance policies. Learn more.
Members-Only Specials - We have periodic discounts and specials for ACDA members. To see what is currently available, once you are logged on to the website, click here.

Institution & Industry Membership

20% discount on advertising in the Choral Journal. Weblink to institution's website in the e-Choral Journal.
Print copy of Choral Journal.
Ability to exhibit at national conferences.
One coupon (upon request) to post a free job opening on ACDA's Career Center.
Licensing for phrase "Proud sponsor of ACDA."

Do not forget these fun benefits!

What else does your membership do? In addition to the benefits you receive, as a member of ACDA you join with thousands of others to promote the choral arts in schools, communities, states, and nationally.

  • Your dues help promote choral composition: Brock Memorial Student Composition & regular ACDA commissioning.
  • Your dues help promote choral conducting: Student Conducting Award for graduate and undergraduate conductors.
  • You recognize outstanding doctoral research on choral music with the Julius Herford Prize.
  • You honor extraordinary choral leadership with the Robert Shaw Choral Award.
  • You support national advocacy of the arts through ACDA’s participation in the Arts Action Fund.

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