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American Choral Directors Association

Repertoire Two-Year College Resources

Two-Year College Repertoire & Standards Resources

Representative Repertoire Sources

The lists below have been compiled in an effort to provide suggested repertoire for two-year college choirs. For an exhaustive search of the choral repertoire, consult MUSICA, music databases.

  • Richard Bloesch and Weyburn Wasson have compiled ACDA Monograph No. 9, Twentieth-Century Choral Music: An Annotated Bibliography of Music Appropriate for College and University Choirs (1997). It contains sacred and secular pieces, large- and small-scale works and includes composer, title, accompaniment, language, choral voicing, duration, and publisher indexes. It is available through the ACDA National Headquarters for a copy (ISBN 1-882648-09-9, 289 pp., $20).
  • As a part of his doctoral dissertation (Characteristics of Choral Music Programs at the Two-Year College, Arizona State University, 1992), Lewis Richard Nance accumulated a comprehensive suggested repertoire list for two-year college choirs. The repertoire was divided into four categories: standard choral repertoire, extended choral works, chamber choral repertoire, and vocal jazz/show choir repertoire. For the purpose of this page, only most frequently mentioned of each category are listed; over 900 titles were included in this dissertation's finalized repertoire list. For further titles and more specifics regarding his study, consult Richard's dissertation, a copy of which can be found in the ACDA National Headquarters Archives. Remember, these titles are based on a survey taken in 1991.
  • ACDA's own initial investigation and subsequent report into two-year/community college standards and repertory is now available online by following THIS LINK. This report and its context within the history of repertoire and standards is described in Choral Journal  (June/July 2009, pp. 55-58): "Choral Repertoire and Standards in the Two-Year College: ACDA and R&S in 1968", written by Paul Laprade .