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American Choral Directors Association Student Chapter

American Choral Directors Association
Founded in 1959, the American Choral Directors Association (ACDA) is a nonprofit music-education organization whose central purpose is to promote excellence in choral music through performance, composition, publication, research, and teaching. In addition, ACDA strives through arts advocacy to elevate choral music's position in American society.

Membership & Benefits
Members of the EMU Student Chapter are a eclectic mix of majors from linguistics to organ performance to choral music. Regardless of major and background, all are here to learn about choral music in all its forms. Anyone with an interest in choral music is welcome to attend meetings! The Student Chapter's mission is to create opportunities for all students to explore and learn more about choral music outside of the normal choral activities and curriculum; promote student membership and participation in the ACDA and its activities; provide additional support to the EMU Choral Music Department in any way possible; and to promote choral music at EMU.

In order to experience the full benefits of being a member, the student chapter encourages everyone to become a member of ACDA. Student membership costs only $35 dollars a year.

ACDA membership has numerous benefits such as:


Regular newsletters from the ACDA, each one a great source of
wisdom and information from choral directors in the field
Access to all archived newsletters from the past 50 years
Discounts at conferences and workshops
Being part of the largest professional choral network in the country 

Activities & Events

The Student Chapter plans and hosts many various activities and events:
Guest lectures and masterclasses
Reading and listening sessions to share and discover new choral repertoire
Providing host duties for the EMU choral events
Attending ACDA conferences and workshops
Group concert trips

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