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.)

Student Chapter Award
Deadline: October 1

Graduate Conducting Competition
Deadline: October 31

Undergraduate Conducting Masterclass
Deadline: October 31 

Brock Competition for Professional Composers
Nominations are open! Deadline: September 1, 2018.

Brock Competition for Student Composers  
Next student competition will open June 1, 2019, for the regional conference year. Deadline: September 1, 2019.

Poster Session Application
Deadline: October 1

Past President's Award

Raymond W. Brock Memorial Commission

Robert Shaw Choral Award
Nominations are open! Deadline for 2019 prize nominations: August 31, 2018.

Julius Herford Dissertation Prize
Deadline for 2017 prize nominations was June 1, 2018.

Outstanding Website Award

Student Conducting Competition

Wall of Honor