ACDA Advocacy Statement
The human spirit is elevated to a broader understanding of itself and its place in the world through the study of and participation in choral music. Singing in a choir produces more active and involved citizens. It affects self-worth in youth and adults. It builds connectivity throughout communities. Society benefits from the aesthetic beauty and community of singers created by choral programs within schools, houses of worship, and community organizations through involved citizenry, connectivity throughout communities, and feelings of personal self-worth.
The American Choral Directors Association and its membership resolve to ensure the survival of choral programs for this and future generations by
- actively voicing support for funding at local, state, and national levels of education and government
- collaborating with local and national organizations to ensure the distribution of arts funding data and arts-related activism opportunities
- advocating for full access to choral singing and inclusion of all singers in a choral program
- ensuring the distribution of advocacy statements and data regarding choral programs
Click here to learn more, review stories and resources, get ideas, and sign on as part of the Choral Advocates initiative to ensure choral continuity!
COVID-19 Pandemic Statement
ACDA Released Statements
On the Murder of George Floyd and the Impacts of Racism (June 3, 2020)
In Response to Recent Events in Charlottesville, Virginia (August 21, 2017)
ACDA Statement Sign-ons
Arts Education Is Essential (May 2020)
The Arts Sector and COVID-19 Relief (May 2020)