The Robert Shaw Choral Award is given to a choral leader who has made unusual contributions to the art of choral music. The recipient is chosen by the ACDA Past Presidents' Council. The Robert Shaw Choral Award is presented during each National Conference.
The following criteria for selection were approved by the Past Presidents' Council in November 1990.
Nomination Period Closed
Nominations are now closed (the deadline was midnight August 30) for the 2017 award. The winner will be announced during the 2017 National Conference.
2015 Royce Saltzman 2013 Alice Parker 2011 Ann Howard Jones 2009 Gene Brooks (presented posthumously)*+ 2007 Dale Warland 2005 Paul Salamunovich*+ 2003 Warner Imig*+ 2001 Colleen J. Kirk*+ 1999 Weston Noble 1997 Harold A. Decker*+ 1995 Howard Swan*+ 1993 Roger Wagner (presented posthumously)*+ 1991 Charles C. Hirt*+