October 14, 2020
Complimentary Music from Contemporary ACDA Composers
We are grateful to our ACDA composers who have gifted the following pieces for our members' use during the COVID-19 pandemic. New this week:

See the complete list on the Resources for Choral Professionals page.

ACDA member composers: Do you have a piece of choral music you composed that you would like to share with choral conductors and singers as a gift during these difficult times? Please email a PDF score along with a shareable web link for the piece to CompositionCommittee@acda.org.
ACDA member Dr. Rebecca Lord has developed a living database of artists willing to make online guest appearances for choirs and music classes. It is an amazing list of diverse professionals offering to appear for choir classes, events, community and church choirs - about any choral situation. Explore the directory.
We invite you to check this page regularly for added resources. We have reformatted the listing to make it easier for you to locate information!
ACDA Diversity Audit and Survey
Have you completed the ACDA survey on access, diversity, equity & inclusion yet? Deadline: Oct. 30.

The Executive Committee is working with Dr. Antonio C. Cuyler to conduct a diversity audit of ACDA. We request your feedback on where our organization is in terms of diversity and inclusion, and your ideas for moving forward in this area. Click here to go to the survey.
National Conference

Open Now!

Opening Soon!

  • Early registration with preferential pricing will open Nov. 4!
  • The student conducting competition and masterclass have been transformed into two masterclasses, one for undergraduate (Mar. 19) and one for graduate (Mar. 20) students. Since not all students have access to choirs meeting in person, several options will be given for application.
State Events
Chapter virtual conferences and webinars open to members in other states:

State presidents: submit your event here to be included in this list!
ACDA Career Center
The job market is tough this year, and it likely will continue to be for some time in the future. This is where ACDA - your professional association - comes in. The ACDA Career Center is where employers go to find serious choral conductors and educators. What you do there can help make you more competitive!

  • Regularly search the current openings by job type, geographic region, and other indicators.
  • Create a job alert so that you're the first to know when a job is posted near you, or for a position title that you are interested in.
  • Upload your CV. Some employers don't post jobs, but rather search the resume pool to identify a set of potential candidates for their position. Don't miss out on those opportunities.

Also, don't forget to register for the ACDA Mentoring Program and to search for a mentor who can help you strategize about your job search. A session is open now!
Sign up to Be an ACDA Choral Advocate!
We have always needed to speak up for arts funding and strong choral programs. Now, it is even more urgent. Visit our Choral Advocates microsite and sign up to add your voice.
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