The American Choral Directors Association of Minnesota

Land of 10,000 Choirs

Our Mission:

To inspire and support a community of choral musicians in our state

Our Values:

Artistry • Community • Excellence • Inspiration • Legacy • Renewal • Support


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Annual Professional Development Activities

Summer Dialogue and New Music Reading Sessions scheduled during All-State Choir camp each August

State Conference featuring select performances and relevant interest sessions for all levels of singing, scheduled during the weekend prior to Thanksgiving each year.

Children’s Choir Forum features a relevant topic presented by a leading children’s choir specialist scheduled just prior to the annual State 4-5-6 Boys’ and Girls’ Honor Choir Concert on the first Saturday of May each year.

Professional Connections with 750 colleagues in all areas of teaching and conducting

State Honor Choir Program featuring 900 auditioned and selected students in six choirs:

  • 4-5-6 Boys
  • 4-5-6 Girls
  • 7-8 CTB
  • 7-8 SSA
  • 9-10 TBB
  • 9-10 SATB
  • 9-10 SSAA

Access to Award-Winning State Website

  • On-line Membership Directory
  • Accessible and Relevant Resources
  • Electronic E-posts to announce / promote job openings, events, auditions, etc.
  • Pick Six Searchable Database of over 1500 reviewed and recommended titles

Access to Award-Winning Publications

  • ACDA-MN Star of the North
  • ACDA-MN Website
  • ACDA North Central Melisma
  • ACDA National Choral Journal

The Weekly Pulse Statewide Messaging Program

  • Over 1000 subscribers
  • Concert Events, Audition Notices, Job Vacancies, Classified
  • Announcements and Notices

Annual Commissioning Projects

ACDA National Resources

  • ChorTeach, Choral Net, ACDA Radio, First Listen
  • Automatic Membership in International Federation for Choral Music
  • The International Journal of Research in Choral Singing
  • Choral Journal, State, Division and National Conferences
  • Social Media, Facebook, Linkedin