The Robert Shaw Choral Award will be given to a choral leader who has
made unusual contributions to the art of choral music. The recipient
shall be chosen by the ACDA Past President’s Council. The Robert Shaw
Choral Award will be presented during each National Conference.
The following criteria for selection were approved by the Past President’s Council in November, 1990.
1. The recipient should be a member of ACDA (though there may be exceptions).
2. The recipient should be someone whose primary career is/was in the United States.
3. The recipient has made a significant contribution to the cause of the choral art in America.
4. Such contributions made may have been through teaching, conducting, or leadership.
Nominations for the 2017 Robert Shaw Choral Award will close on December 1, 2016.