The mission of the ACDA is to inspire excellence in choral music through education, performance, composition, and advocacy.
Audio Files - interviews and other spoken word
- BBC's Aled Jones discusses choirs and vocal performance
- Beauty in Music: Interview with Rev. Henry Gerike of Concordia Seminary (A discussion of standards of beauty in music by leaders of Concordia Seminary (Lutheran) fro the Issues broadcasts sponsored by Concordia Institute on Lay Vocation)
- The Brain and Music
- Hallelujah Chorus Deconstructed - David Stabler compares four versions of Hallelujah Chorus
- Kantor Leigh Korn on The Jewish Choral Tradition
- Lincoln Center's Vocal Chords
- NPR: Have You Heard About B Flat? ( For reasons that remain mostly mysterious, the note we call B flat does the oddest things. Here are a few of them. A science report by NPR's Robert Krulwich.)
- Panel Discussion
- Requiem for Darfur: An interview with conductor with an anaylsis of Verdi Requiem
- The Science of Choral Singing: This professional choir sounds beautiful, but physicist and conductor Harald Jers of the University of Cologne has found an ugly secret lurks in the beauty. He attached a microphone to the nose of each chorus member, so he could record them separately.
- St. Ann choir (William Mahrt, director) sings Gregorian chant
- A Thousand Times No (Donald Nally Nally prepares to become the Chorus Master of the Lyric Opera of Chicago, he and his singers have renewed their commitment to the performance of new and modern choral music as The Crossing. Nally speaks about his experiences, as well as sound, breath, emotion, release, and connection through the human voice. MP3 file)
- The Voice - a broad look at the human voice - BBC radio
- Westminster interview with composer Jaakko Mantyjarvi. This in-depth discussion includes excerpts from the composer's Ave Maria, Canticum Calamitatis, Pseudo Yoik, Come Away Death, Psalm 150 in Kent Treble Bob Minor and Kouta.