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 Student Conducting Competition
Applications open now! Deadline: October 31, 2018.

Undergraduate Student Conducting Masterclass
Applications open now! Deadline: October 31, 2018.

Brock Competition for Professional Composers
2018 competition closed (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.

National Conference Poster Session Application
Application opens: October 1. Application deadline: November 1.

Past President's Award

Raymond W. Brock Memorial Commission

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

Julius Herford Dissertation Prize
2018 application period closed (deadline: June 1, 2018).

Outstanding Website Award

Wall of Honor