40+ Sessions

50+ Choirs

4 Honor Choirs

100+ Exhibits

Keynote Session Featuring John Rutter

John Rutter studied music at Clare College, Cambridge and first came to notice as a composer and arranger of Christmas carols and other choral pieces during those early years; today his compositions, including such concert-length works as Requiem, Magnificat, Mass of the Children, The Gift of Life and Visions are performed around the world.

John edits the Oxford Choral Classics series, and, with Sir David Willcocks, co-edited four volumes of Carols for Choirs.  In 1983 he formed his own choir The Cambridge Singers, with whom he has made numerous recordings on the Collegium label, and he appears regularly in several countries as a guest conductor and choral ambassador.

John holds a Lambeth Doctorate in Music, and was awarded a CBE for services to music in 2007.

Kansas City Chorale

Kansas City, MO

Since the debut performance in 1982, the Kansas City Chorale has provided audiences with a high caliber of choral artistry, performing a diverse repertoire of new and traditional music. Under Charles Bruffy’s leadership the choir has garnered international recognition for artistic merit, having been praised for its refined sound, phrasing and flawless intonation.

Seraphic Fire

Miami, FL

Led by Founder and Artistic Director Patrick Dupré Quigley, Seraphic Fire brings top ensemble singers and instrumentalists from around the country to perform repertoire ranging from Gregorian chant and Baroque masterpieces, to Mahler and newly commissioned works by this country’s leading composers.

Lorelei Ensemble

Boston, MA

Lorelei is an all-professional vocal ensemble, comprising nine women whose expertise ranges from early to contemporary repertoire, and whose independent careers as soloists and ensemble singers across the globe lend to the rich and diverse vocal palette that defines the ensemble’s thrilling delivery of “exact, smooth, and stylish” programming (Boston Globe).

“Everything’s up to date in Kansas City!” -- that’s what the song says anyway! You will definitely want to mark the dates of Feb. 27th – March 2 on your calendar for the 2019 ACDA 60th Anniversary Jubilee National Conference to be held in Kansas City, Missouri.   The conference themes for this 60th Anniversary Conference are Legacy and Community. We will have performances by choirs from across our country, international choirs, a Legacy Director’s Chorus featuring 11 iconic conductors, 4 Honor Choirs, ‘A Walk Through ACDA History,’ interest sessions, reading sessions, not to mention KC Barbecue and a Kaleidoscope of KC choirs! I hope to see you in KC!

Registration Opens October 1, 2018



Registration Includes:
  • Four Reading Packets
  • Track Selection



Registration Includes:
  • Four Reading Packets
  • Track Selection



Registration Includes:
  • Four Reading Packets
  • Track Selection

Early registration ends at 11:59 pm cst. on January 23rd, 2019.
Price will increase and reading packets will no longer be included.