ACDA offers many opportunities choral music professionals to make a direct impact on choral music in the United States. Members are given the opportunity to continue their choral music education, attend live performances by accomplished choirs, encounter new and innovative choral music along side the standard literature, and to connect with choral music colleagues.
Being a member of ACDA can help you become a better choral conductor, teacher, and performer. NWACDA is one of seven regional divisions in ACDA.
WHAT IS ACDA?
American Choral Directors Association (ACDA) is a nonprofit professional organization of choral conductors founded in 1959. ACDA's purpose is to inspire excellence in choral music through education, performance, composition, and advocacy.
ACDA strives to elevate choral music’s position in American society through arts advocacy and provides many high-quality publications, conventions, festivals, clinics, workshops, and the opportunity to network within the choral community.
TYPES OF MEMBERSHIP
Individual membership options include
- Active (choral professional in the U.S. or Canada): $125
- Retired (retired from all full- and part-time paid choral positions): $45
- Student (studying with no full- or part-time paid choral position): $35
- Associate (online membership for people not in conducting, education, or administration): $45
- International (live outside the United States and Canada): $45
HOW DO I JOIN NWACDA?
Choral directors, institutions, and music-related businesses join ACDA by completing a membership application and submitting it with the current membership dues to the ACDA National Office in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma either online or by mail/fax.
As a member of ACDA, each choral director also becomes a member of the state chapter in the state in which they live as well as the corresponding regional division (grouping of several states) of ACDA. ACDA membership is not three separate memberships, but one membership in the three distinct levels of the Association.