We are in a time when most of us are thinking carefully about our expenses, including memberships. Our institutions are doing the same. Why is ACDA membership worth your investment?
We’re stronger together. Last March, when so many choirs had to stop gathering and performing in person, and educational institutions quickly moved online, choral directors and singers showed their creativity and generosity of spirit. All of us were helped by the ideas and diversity of expertise that surfaced, in practical ways, but also in inspirational ways. ACDA stepped up then to add resources and help connect members together when we most needed it.
You are investing in sustaining our choral tradition. Your ACDA membership joins your voice with others at a time when arts funding is under scrutiny in every quarter, especially that of choral singing. Your membership is an investment in stewardship for the art. Your dues help support scientific research on singing and the virus, which will help us continue singing in safe ways, at a time with people are turning to music for comfort and support.
You are staying connected with the science and with the art during this challenging times. As a member, you hear first about research-based strategies and practices that choral professionals around the country are finding success with. ACDA’s COVID Response Committee’s report in June brought a clear approach and the best thinking to ways professionals could re-imagine choir and singing during a rapidly changing and uncertain time. ACDA members will continue to hear from musicians, thought leaders, and scientists as we continue to move forward.
There’s a membership category that’s right for you! Our Active membership category gives you full benefits – print Choral Journal, access to all ACDA event registration, and more – for $125 (Iowa and Minnesota state chapters have additional services and infrastructure and have small additional chapter fees). We have a special price for full-time Student members this year – just $5! Our Affiliate membership is only $45, and gives you access to our online benefits, including e-publications.
If you are already an ACDA member, thank you. If you were, but your membership has lapsed, please consider rejoining your colleagues. If you would like to join ACDA, welcome! Visit https://acda.org to sign-in and renew or reactivate your membership, or to join ACDA. Alternately, contact us at (405) 232-8161 or for assistance.
Special bonus: Reactivate or join ACDA in the Active or Affiliate category by November 15 and we’ll mail you a CD of ACDA-commissioned pieces, including compositions by Theron Kirk, Daniel Pinkham, Stephen Paulus, and others. Simply email Sundra Flansburg (), ACDA Director of Membership & Communications, your membership number and and member category.