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.
Membership & Benefits
In order to experience the full benefits of being a member, the student chapter encourages everyone to become a member of ACDA. Student membership costs only $35 dollars a year.
USC Thornton ACDA Student Chapter
The USC Thornton ACDA Student Chapter is the ACDA's representative body at the USC Flora L. Thornton School of Music, as well as the university community as a whole. The Student Chapter's mission is to create opportunities for all students to explore and learn more about choral music outside of the normal choral activities and curriculum; promote student membership and participation in the ACDA and its activites; provide additional support to the Thornton Choral Music Department in any way possible; and to promote choral music at USC.
Activities & Events
The Student Chapter plans and hosts many various activites and events:
-- Guest lectures and masterclasses
-- Reading and listening sessions to share and discover new