Vermont ACDA

About Us

Mission and Purpose

We are a group of choral professionals whose joy comes from the performance, composition, publishing, research, and teaching of 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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Mid-Winter Madrigal Festival

Vermont ACDA will present its annual Madrigal Festival on Friday, December 9, 2022 in Burlington. More than 200 students from all across Vermont will rehearse throughout the day and present a concert that evening that features selections from each of the high school ensembles as well as combined choir works.

Children’s Honor Choir Festival

Join us and guest conductor, Sophia Papoulis, at our 2023 Children’s Honor Choir Festival in Burlington on April 21-22, 2023. Students in grades 6-9 are eligible to participate based on the recommendation of their member teachers. The concert will be held on April 22, 2023.

Gather at the River 2023

We are currently in the planning stages of our bi-annual community event which is planned for June of 2023. If you have suggestions of areas of interest we’d love to hear from you!


What People Say

ACDA is all about professionals like you! Our members conduct choirs in public and private education of all ages and they conduct choirs in their communities and places of worship.

Kristin Cimonetti, Mill River Union High School

More testimonials

The Vermont ACDA chapter is a phenomenally supportive and collaborative community that I highly encourage all choral musicians to be a part of. 

Danielle Carrier, North Country Union High School

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