Awards & Competitions

The American Choral Directors Association sponsors a number of awards and competitions throughout the year designed to celebrate the highest levels of achievement in various areas of the choral art. (Specific deadlines are published in the (Choral Journal and on ChoralNet.)

ACDA National Conference-Related Awards & Competitions

Student Chapter Award  
2018-19 application period closed (deadline: January 15, 2019).

National Conference Poster Session Application 
2019 application period closed (deadline: November 1, 2018).

Graduate Student Conducting Competition  
2019 competition application period closed (deadline: October 31, 2018).

Undergraduate Student Conducting Masterclass  
2019 competition application period closed (deadline: October 31, 2018).

Other ACDA Awards & Competitions

Diverse Voices Collaborative Grant
2018 application period closed (deadline: December 15, 2018).

Brock Competition for Professional Composers
2018 competition closed (deadline: September 1, 2018). The next competition will open in 2020.

Brock Competition for Student Composers  
The application period is open. Deadline: June 1, 2019.

Julius Herford Dissertation Prize  
The nomination period is open. Deadline: June 1, 2019.

Outstanding Website Award 

Past President's Award

Raymond W. Brock Memorial Commission

Robert Shaw Choral Award
2019 nomination period closed (deadline: August 31, 2018).

Wall of Honor