Welcome to NC ACDA .


Our Vision:

NC ACDA enriches our diverse lives and empowers communities through the transformative nature of the choral arts.

Our Mission:

NC ACDA invests in the development and growth of the choral arts through exceptional experiences in artistry, innovation, diversity, and leadership.

Wendy Looker, NC ACDA President

NC ACDA Election Results

Congratulations to José Rivera, NC ACDA President Elect

José Rivera has been elected as NC ACDA's new President-Elect, with a term beginning on July 1, when Jeremy Tucker takes the role of President and Wendy Looker becomes Past President. José's term of office as President-Elect runs for two years, after which he will move into the role of President.

José is a long-time advocate and active participant in ACDA. José serves as an Associate Professor of Choral Music, Coordinator of Music Education, and conducts the University Chorale at the University of North Carolina- Pembroke. José just completed serving a six-year term as ACDA National Chair for Ethnic-Multicultural Music and currently serves on the NCMEA Board as Teacher Education chair. Read José’s bio here.

A heartfelt thanks also goes to Aaron Jackson for standing for election. Aaron has been a leader and active member both for NC ACDA and Southern ACDA. We appreciate his continued service and dedication to NC ACDA.


Dedicated to
Advancement & Enrichment.

The North Carolina Chapter of the American Choral Directors Association (NC ACDA) is a non-profit organization whose membership is composed of around 400 choral musicians from school, college, university, church, community, professional groups and the music industry. NC ACDA is dedicated to the advancement and enrichment of the choral art throughout the state of North Carolina.

NC ACDA is part of the American Choral Directors Association, one of the world's largest professional organizations for choral musicians with a membership of over 18,000 directors representing one million singers.

Membership in NC ACDA is attained through membership in the national American Choral Directors Association.


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For over 50 years, the American Choral Directors Association has been the preeminent association for choral conductors throughout the United States.

ACDA is all about professionals like you! 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.