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

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

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

National Conference Poster Session Application
Applications open now!  Deadline: November 1.

Student Chapter Award  
Applications open now! Deadline: January 15, 2019.

Other ACDA Awards & Competitions

Diverse Voices Collaborative Grant
Applications open now! Deadline: December 15, 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.

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

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