OUTSTANDING STUDENT CHAPTER AWARD
The Outstanding Student Chapter Award was established by the American Choral Directors Association in 1978 as a means for recognizing an ACDA student chapter which, through its activities, best supports the advancement of choral music.  The award consists of a plaque that becomes the permanent property of the winning chapter and two monetary awards:  $250 to the student chapter and $200 to help defray expenses of an officer or designated representative of the chapter to attend the national conference and receive the award for the chapter.

The Outstanding Student Chapter Award will be determined on the basis of the following criteria:

1. Service to chapter members through projects that directly benefit the student members in developing the insight and skills necessary for a successful choral musician.
2. Service to choral music through activities that in some way advance the field of choral music either as a direct benefit to choral musicians or to the public perception and understanding of choral music.
3. Service to the institution that enhances and strengthens choral music’s educational program on the chapter’s campus.

Nomination Deadline

The call for Outstanding Student Chapter nomination is made in the Choral Journal, on ChoralNet, and through the Youth & Student Activities page.

AWARD WINNERS


2013:  Ithaca College, Ithaca, New York (Janet Galvan, advisor)
2011:  Ithaca College, Ithaca, New York (Janet Galvan, advisor)
2009:  Ithaca College, Ithaca, New York (Janet Galvan, advisor)
2007:  Ithaca College, Ithaca, New York (Janet Galvan, advisor)
2005:  Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana (Jeffrey Carter, advisor)
           Mansfield University, Mansfield, Pennsylvania (Honorable Mention)
           University of North Texas, Denton, Texas (Honorable Mention)
2003:  Adams State College, Alamosa, Colorado (Elizabeth Schauer, advisor)
2001:  Mansfield University, Mansfield, Pennsylvania (Peggy Detwiler, advisor)
1999:  University of Tennessee (Angela Batey, advisor)
1997:  Mansfield University, Mansfield, Pennsylvania (Peggy Detwiler, advisor)
1995:  Northern Arizona State University, Flagstaff, Arizona (Edith Copley & Merry Carol Spencer, advisors)
          Mansfield University, Mansfield, Pennsylvania (Honorable Mention)
          Clark County High School District, Las Vegas, Nevada (Honorable Mention)
1993:  California State University, Long Beach (Gregory Lyne & Lynne Bielefelt, advisors)
1991:  Florida State University, Tallahassee (Colleen Kirk & Andre Thomas, advisors)
1989:  Northern Arizona State University, Flagstaff, Arizona (Jo-Michael Scheibe, advisor)
1987:  East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina (Rhonda Fleming, advisor)
1985:  Florida State University, Tallahassee (Colleen Kirk & Colleen Krehbiel, advisors)
1983:  East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina (Rhonda Fleming, advisor)
1981:  East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina (Rhonda Fleming, advisor)
1979:  The Ohio State University (Maurice Casey, advisor)