American Choral Directors Association


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This page provides a summary version of 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, and Student members. For example, only those three member types may attend conferences. Only Active and Retired members may sponsor students in Honor Choirs. Associate members are basically online members.

What else does your membership do? 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 promotechoral 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 researchon choral music with the Julius Herford Prize
  • You honor extraordinary choral leadershipwith the Robert Shaw Choral Award
  • You support national advocacy of the artsthrough ACDA’s participation in the Arts Action Fund

There are even more benefits (check our members-only specials for ongoing additions)!

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Benefits for Organizational Membership

Institution - $110 This category is for ensembles or school/church music departments.

  • 20% Discount on advertising that promotes the institution and its programs
  • Option to register two people from the institution at national and division conferences
  • Print Choral Journal
  • Ability to exhibit at national conferences

Industry - $135 This category is for music-related businesses.

  • 20% Discounts on advertising
  • Ability to exhibit at national conferences
  • Access to ACDA conference attendee lists
  • Licensing for phrase "Proud sponsor of ACDA"
  • Print Choral Journal
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