Notice from ACDA Central Division:

The election for Central Division President-Elect is fast approaching; voting will be open Feb. 14-27.  We are very pleased to announce that Dr. Karyl Carlson from Illinois and Dr. Gabriella Hristova from Michigan will be on the ballot.  For information on the candidates, click below. Division members will soon be emailed a link by which they will vote electronically.  

Carlson Bio

Hristova Bio



The mission of the American Choral Directors Association is to inspire excellence in choral music
through education, performance, composition, and advocacy.


For over 50 years, the American Choral Directors Association has been the preeminent association for choral conductors throughout the United States. Our members teach choral music in public and private schools – kindergarten through senior high school – and at the college and university levels. They conduct a variety of choral groups, including boychoirs, children’s choirs, men’s and women’s choruses, junior and senior high school choirs, college and university choruses, ethnic choirs, vocal-jazz ensembles, and symphony choruses. They also conduct choirs in their communities and in their places of worship.

On this website, you will find information for ACDA events in Illinois as well as many resources for choir directors throughout the state. Explore our state publication, The Podium, get new repertoire ideas in the Resources section, or get in touch with one of our Board members. We hope you enjoy your time visiting IL-ACDA!