Mission & Purpose

Who is the ACDA?

We are a group of choral professionals whose joy comes from the performance, composition, publishing, research, and teaching the fine art of choral music. We are a non-profit organization whose goal is to promote excellence in choral music.

From the smallest towns to the largest cities across America, we strive to elevate the role of choral music and the way it touches our society.

We inspire and lead over a million singers nation-wide, combining individual voices into an instrument of incomparable beauty.

We are the American Choral Directors Association.

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For information about ACDA and how you can become a member, visit us at www.acda.org.

American Choral Directors Association
Mission and Purpose Statements

From its origin, ACDA has promoted excellence in choral music through its workshops, symposia, choral program exchanges, international efforts, and especially through its conferences. Our mission is to inspire excellence in choral music through education, performance, composition, and advocacy. We pursue these goals by engaging in activities grounded in our twelve purpose statements, which are as follows:

  1. To foster and promote choral singing, which will provide artistic, cultural, and spiritual experiences for the participants.
  2. To foster and promote the finest types of choral music to make these experiences possible.
  3. To foster and encourage rehearsal procedures conducive to attaining the highest possible level of musicianship and artistic performance.
  4. To foster and promote the organization and development of choral groups of all types in schools and colleges.
  5. To foster and promote the development of choral music in the church and synagogue.
  6. To foster and promote the organization and development of choral societies in cities and communities.
  7. To foster and promote understanding of choral music as an important medium of contemporary artistic expression.
  8. To foster and promote significant research in the field of choral music.
  9. To foster and encourage choral composition of superior quality.
  10. To cooperate with all organizations dedicated to the development of musical culture in America
  11. To foster and promote international exchange programs involving performing groups, conductors, and composers.
  12. To disseminate professional news and information about choral music.