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In-service Workshop

Dear Choral Directors,
On September 24th, Providence College and RI_ACDA are co-sponsoring an In-Service Workshop for Choral Directors from 9:30am-1:30 pm at the Providence College Smith Center for the Arts, as well as an All-State Prep day for students planning to audition for the RIMEA All-State this November.
Clinicians Dr. T. J. Harper, Dr. Lisa Graham, Jeff Kerr, and Susan Hodgins will be addressing everything from teaching vocal technique in the chorus rehearsal to vocal jazz. Please save the date.
Free ACDA memberships (one year)  will be raffled off and free music samples will be available!
$10.00 for RI_ACDA members
$30.00 for non-RI_ACDA members
Register HERE
This is great opportunity and I hope to see you all there.
Regina McAdam
RI_ACDA President

Also, we are presenting a workshop for all students who wish to audition for the upcoming RIMEA All-State auditions.

PC All State Choir Prep Day sponsored by RI_ACDA

Saturday, September 24, 2106
9:30am to 3:00pm
Providence College Smith Center for the Arts
Cost: $10
Pre-Registration Deadline: September 16
On-Site registration OK
– Open to all high school students
– Lunch Provided
– Break out sessions in sight reading, vocal technique, and scales
– Clinicians Dr. T. J. Harper, Dr. Lisa Graham, Jeff Kerr, Susan Hodgin
See HERE for more info and registration!


RI-ACDA Officers

  • Sarah Prickel-Kane, President
  • Elizabeth Woodhouse, President-Elect
  • Regina McAdam, Past President
  • Derek Sabatini, Treasurer
  • Elizabeth Woodhouse, Youth Choirs
  • Mark Conley, Collegiate Choirs
  • Vince Edwards, Life Long Singers
  • Robert Rappa, Resources and Repertoire, webmaster
    · Norma Caiazza, High School Repertoire Chair
    · Jeff Kerr, Jazz Repertoire Chair


This website is a tremendous resource for choral directors, and is operated by ACDA.

From choralNet:

Evolved from Choralist, the first email distribution list for choral music, ChoralNet is the professional networking site for the global online choral community. Here are forums, choral organizations,choirs, resources, and the latest news of interest to the choral world. You can become part of the ChoralNet community by registering, joining online discussions, and submitting links,  You can also volunteer your time to make ChoralNet better as there is always something that a volunteer working behind the scenes can do to make all this possible.

About Us

The American Choral Directors Association

Founded in 1959, the American Choral Directors Association (ACDA) is a nonprofit music-education organization whose central purpose is to promote excellence in choral music through performance, composition, publication, research, and teaching. In addition, ACDA strives through arts advocacy to elevate choral music’s position in American society.

ACDA membership consists of choral directors who represent more than one million singers across the United States. ACDA 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 boy choirs, 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. Membership is established by submitting a membership application and annual dues.

Organizational Structure
ACDA is divided into seven geographic regions/divisions, as well as fifty state chapters, each with its own conferences, newsletters, festivals, clinics, and workshops. Whether at the National, Division, or State level, ACDA is structured so that its members can easily involve themselves in the organization’s activities.

ACDA offers conferences at the State, Division, and National levels. National conferences are offered in March of odd-numbered years; the seven Division conferences take place in February and March of even-numbered years. Through concert performances by accomplished choirs, educational clinics by leading experts, and exhibits by music-industry representatives, ACDA offers its members a diverse and practical forum in which to develop their skills and professional knowledge.

Choral Journal
The official publication of the American Choral Directors Association is Choral Journal . This national publication, issued monthly, contains articles and columns of a scholarly and practical nature in addition to reviews of newly released CD recordings, books, and printed music. Choral Journal  is a benefit of membership in the American Choral Directors Association. Subscriptions are available to libraries. Advertising space is available as well.

ACDA has numerous national committees engaged in advancing the choral profession in its many facets. The committees work in several areas of the choral profession, whether through establishing high performance standards, recommending quality choral literature, encouraging research in choral studies, or advocating the importance of choral music in our society.

Repertoire and Standards
ACDA establishes and maintains the highest of choral standards and recommends quality choral literature through the thirteen Repertoire and Standards (R&S) Committees.  This national structure is replicated in every Division and State chapter through the organization.  

ACDA has several publications including Choral Journal, Division newsletters, State newsletters, and the monograph series. All of these publications are intended to educate and inform the members of the association.

ACDA’s national headquarters is centrally located in the downtown Arts District of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.  Office hours are 8:00am – 5:00pm Monday – Friday. Click here for complete contact information and a staff directory.