2021 is the inaugural year for a brand-new North Carolina ACDA award that will be presented annually at the NC ACDA Luncheon held during the NCMEA conference in November. The purpose of this award is to recognize the work of a conductor/teacher/educator in the state that is making an impact on their community through the choral arts.
Nominees are to be nominated by a current ACDA member but do not need to be current ACDA members themselves. It is our hope that this award will help recognize the outstanding work that might go unnoticed because it is occurring in underrepresented areas of the state. Additionally, this award is not necessarily geared toward the conductors with the best programs, but rather to recognize those building programs in underrepresented areas and districts, creating strong community impact and involvement and demonstrating a commitment to diversity, access, equity, and inclusion.
In order to nominate an individual, you must be a current ACDA member in good standing. You may only nominate one individual per year. Nomination submissions will open September 1st and close October 1st at ncacdaonline.org. Your submission must include a 500 word or less narrative on the work of an NC conductor/teacher/educator that is making an impact on their community through the choral arts. Recipients will receive a plaque, a write up in the Carolina Caroler, and an audio/visual presentation at the luncheon.
We hope that you will contribute to this opportunity to shine a light on some of the amazing work that we KNOW is happening across our state in choral music. Now more than ever, we need to support and lift each other up, creating an even stronger, more tightly knit community of choral educators committed to artistry in our state. The deadline to nominate a person for the NC ACDA Choral Impact and Artistry Award is October 15th.
If you have any questions about this award, please email the Awards Co-Chair, Anne Saxon. email@example.com