Young Choral Director Award

Dear Fellow Members of Illinois ACDA,

The Illinois Outstanding Young Choral Director Award was unanimously approved by the IL-ACDA Board of Directors at its September meeting.

This new award is intended to encourage young choral directors in Illinois to stay involved with our organization and to recognize those who are accomplishing great things with their singers. It will be presented annually at the Summer ReTreat. Thanks go to Bob Boyd for proposing this new award.

The first attachment above explains the criteria and selection procedure for the award. The second attachment is a nomination form. Please read them carefully for complete details. Please contact me ( or President Lee Kesselman ( with any questions.

December 1st is the due date for letters of nomination and support.

Thank you for supporting our talented young choral directors with your nominations.

In choral song,


Dr. J. Dennis Morrissey

Awards Chair and Vice President, IL-ACDA