Repertoire Two-Year College Mission Statement

Two-Year College Repertoire & Standards Mission Statement

Overview and Mission.

The Repertoire and Standards Committee for Two-Year Colleges is one of thirteen R & S Committees that seek to provide resources that promote excellence in all aspects of the performance of choral music. The Two-Year College Committee promotes collaboration, communication, and commitment in serving conductors, teachers, composers, and constituencies at the two-year college level.   In coordination with the other twelve repertoire and standards committees of ACDA, the Two-Year College Committee seeks to improve the quality of choral performance and literature in the United States.  (Article XIII, Section 4, ACDA Bylaws)

To support its mission, the Two-Year College Committee has determined the following long-range goals:

  • Develop festivals, honor choirs and clinics at the state, division, and national levels.
  • Assist in planning Interest Sessions and Roundtables for state, division, and national conferences.
  • Encourage excellent two-year college choirs to submit tapes/applications for  performance at all conferences.
  • In the future, periodically survey the state of the choral art at the two-year college level and report the findings to all interested parties.
  • Develop a database of all two-year college choral programs nationwide to facilitate increased communication and involvement in matters of choral interest.
  • Act as a resource for program development and as an advocate for helping two-year college choral programs communicate to their various constituencies.
  • Develop topics of interest to two-year college programs for inclusion in the Choral Journal and other ACDA  newsletters and communications.

Purposes:

The Repertoire and Standards Committee for Two-Year College Choirs is one of thirteen R&S Committees which seek to provide resources that promote excellence in all aspects of the performance of choral music. The Two-Year College Committee promotes collaboration, communication, and commitment in serving conductors, teachers, composers, and constituencies at the two-year college level.

R&S Chairs, appointed at the national, division, and state levels assist in providing:

  • leadership
  • information
  • networking
  • excellence among colleagues
  • professional growth
  • choral music in the lives of people

To accomplish the above, the Two-Year College Committee seeks to:

  • Develop festivals, honor choirs and clinics at the state, division, and national levels.
  • Assist in planning Interest Sessions and Roundtables for state, division, and national conferences.
  • Encourage excellent two-year college choirs to submit tapes/applications for performance at all conferences.
  • Periodically survey the state of the choral art at the two-year college level and report the findings to all interested parties.
  • Develop a database of all two-year college choral programs nationwide to facilitate increased communication and involvement in matters of choral interest.
  • Act as a resource for program development and as an advocate for helping two-year college choral programs communicate to their various constituencies.
  • Develop topics of interest to two-year college programs for inclusion in the Choral Journal and other ACDA newsletters and communications.

As a two-year college director, you can become involved in the efforts of the Two-Year College Committee by:

  • Participating in the various R&S activities such as conference interest sessions, roundtables, festivals, and honor choirs.
  • Contacting your state R&S chair and offering to become involved.