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

Seraphic Fire

Miami, FL

Lorelei Ensemble

Boston, MA

“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!

Welcome to KC

Join us from 4 - 7 p.m. on Tuesday, February 26, 2019 at the Kansas City Convention Center for the Pre-Conference Reception featuring local food and drinks. Registration will be available for both pre-registered and on-site registrations. This is the perfect opportunity to skip the rush on Wednesday morning!

Following the reception, we welcome you to join us for the Kaleidoscope Concert at the Kauffman Center, beginning at 8:00 p.m. This concert will feature performances by: Allegro Choirs of KC, Heartland Men's Chorus, and Kantorei. This concert is available to all conference attendees but you must have your badge to get in. Access will be granted on a first come, first serve basis. 

Register Now!

* Registrations are final and non-refundable.



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.
Please note that registrations are final and non-refundable.