The American Choral Directors Association Presents

The 2020 Symposium for Research in Choral Singing


Georgia State University
Florence Kopleff Recital Hall
15 Gilmer Street SE
Atlanta, Georgia 30303

Time & Date

Begin: Friday, May 1, 2020 (5 PM)
End: Saturday, May 2, 2020 (5:15 PM)


The conference registration cost of only $85.00 includes several breaks with snack fare in addition to a light Friday supper and a Saturday lunch, both of which will be served on-site as part of the Symposium proceedings. The Friday night schedule will conclude by 8:15 PM, allowing for Symposium participants to head to any of Atlanta's fine restaurants or pubs.

TIP: Reservations will be needed at most Atlanta restaurants, so plan ahead.

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About the Symposium

The American Choral Directors Association is pleased to announce the second Symposium on Research in Choral Singing, a new forum for the dissemination of research. Following the packed first symposium in 2018, the second symposium will be held on Friday and Saturday, May 1-2, 2020, on the campus of Georgia State University in Atlanta. The symposium will combine diverse presentational formats with opportunities for in-depth conversation, inquiry, and consideration of future research directions.

The intent of the symposium is aligned with the purpose of the International Journal of Research in Choral Singing: to advance knowledge and practice with respect to choral singing, choir sound, choral pedagogy, and related areas such as equity and inclusion in choral singing, school community partnerships, adolescent development, vocal development, and singing and well-being.


The conference venue is located in downtown Atlanta. There are hundreds of hotels in Atlanta, with many in the immediate vicinity of the conference location. We have determined that "conference hotel" rates would be higher than rates found independently. We will therefore not have an official conference hotel; participants are encouraged to make their own reservations at their favorite hotel. If you'd like a recommendation, please email


Flights will arrive at the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. Travel to downtown Atlanta is possible directly from within the airport via MARTA trains; the Peachtree Center station is closest to the conference venue. Taxis from the airport to downtown cost $30, with rideshare services such as Uber and Lyft costing about half that amount. 

Note that if you are heading to downtown Atlanta on Friday afternoon, consider arriving a bit early if you plan to travel by car (including taxi or rideshare from the airport). Rush hour starts about 3 PM on Friday afternoons.

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