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

IL-ACDA Summer ‘InTreat’ Conference 2020:
Advocacy, Technology, and Diversity

Wednesday, June 24th and Thursday, June 25th, 2020
9:00 AM – 5:30 PM

The ‘InTreat’ is FREE for anyone (current ACDA member or non-member)!

Click HERE to see the schedule and access session Zoom links!


Dr. Christopher Cayari on Distance Choral Education
Virtual Choirs, Collaboration, and more

Scott Lang on Music Advocacy
“What is Right About Education? Music!”

Dr. Eugene Rogers on Diversity
“Fostering Empathy and Critical Discourse in the Choral Classroom”

Dr. Tim Sharp on Choral Advocacy
“Are You Ready for Some Good News?”

Featured guest composers:
Elaine Hagenberg, Mark A. Miller, Andrea Ramsey, and Jake Runestad


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 children’s choirs, treble and tenor/bass choruses, junior and senior high school choirs, college and university choruses, ethnic and multicultural choirs, vocal jazz ensembles, show choirs, 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!