November 11, 2020
Sing Up Membership Drive
We are in the final days of the fall membership drive - it ends Sunday! Help your state by renewing your membership promptly, sharing the $5 membership fee with students you know, and talking with your colleagues about joining.

Registration Is Open!

Visit “Conferences” to view information and upcoming deadlines for our 2021 national conference.
Learn more about the National Student Leadership Academy, a separate conference experience for students grades 8-12, working with world-renowned experts who will teach and inspire. (Students must have a sponsoring educator who is registered for the national conference.) Space is limited and available on a first come, first served basis.

Early Registration (through Jan. 27): $179. Retired: $149; Student: $79. You must have current membership to register.

Your conference registration grants you the full conference experience online, including interest sessions, performances, reading sessions, virtual exhibits, composer exhibition, receptions, and more. Most content will remain available to you on demand after the conference.
Current Conference Deadlines:
State Events
Chapter virtual conferences and webinars open to members in other states:

State presidents: submit your ACDA event here to be included in this list!
Other Events
The Church Music Institute's Best Ideas: Music & Worship in This Most Unusual Time - Saturday, Nov. 14, 10:00 a.m. CT
Creative solutions from practitioners, facilitated by Tim Sharp (former executive director, ACDA) and Michael Bedford (president, American Guild of Organists).

Registration: free to CMI members. Not a member? You may take advantage of the ACDA discount on CMI membership. Just log-in at, go to your profile, and get the discount code. More on the webinar:
A John Rutter Christmas Experience
Would YOU or YOUR choir members like to sing under the baton of John Rutter this Christmas season?

ACDA members are being offered a discount of 25% for each of their singers who wishes to participate in the Stay At Home Choir’s Christmas project with John Rutter and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.

Sign up yourself (if you like), then simply send your singers your ACDA membership number and direct them to the ACDA portal to sign up.
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!
Complimentary Music from Contemporary ACDA Composers
We are grateful to our ACDA composers who have gifted pieces for our members' use during the COVID-19 pandemic. See the complete list on the Resources for Choral Professionals page.
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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