NextDirection Choral Leadership Conference

NextDirection is a leadership conference for high school juniors and seniors interested in entering the field of choral music, June 27-30, at Carthage College in Kenosha, Wisconsin. North Carolina ACDA is offering two scholarships to cover the cost of attendance for high school students. This covers the cost of the conference itself, including materials, housing, and meals. Students receiving the scholarship would need to provide for their own transportation to and from the conference.

An application is required and must be completed online. This application is in three parts:

(1) Information about the applicant

(2) four essay questions

(3) information about the ACDA choral director who is recommending you (you will need their name and ACDA member number).

If you are not selected for a scholarship, you may be eligible to participate in the conference as a paying participant. You can learn more about the conference at

Apply by April 4. High school student acceptance notifications will go out by April 20.

NOTE TO COLLEGE STUDENTS. Collegiate sophomores and juniors can apply to participate in the college symposium which takes place on June 25-27, and then assist at the high school workshop, June 27-30. If accepted, their materials, room, and board are covered. Collegiate students need to cover their transportation to and from the conference. Collegiate students have a separate application form, due by April 4, accessible at the Students will be notified of acceptance by email by April 20, 2018.