Welcome to the CCDA Membership page! As an ACDA devotee and “groupie” for almost 50 years, it is indeed a privilege for me to encourage all choral directors in our huge and diverse state to become members of the California Choral Directors Association.
CA-ACDA recently became CCDA, an affiliate of our national organization, the American Choral Directors Association. As a result, you will join or renew your membership with ACDA through its membership link and simultaneously become a member of CCDA. If you have questions or any technical difficulties with the member application process, please contact me directly.
Incentives to Join include both state and national promotions, including
- Fall Conferences open to members & non-members alike; fee for non-members may then be applied to membership following the conference
- Fall Sing-Up Campaign: September 15-November 15
Complementary one-year memberships offered for new members or for those whose membership has lapsed three or more years
- Choral music students invited at no charge to attend CCDA’s Summer Choral Summit
- Students may register for annual membership for a fraction of the active member fee
- Members receive National, Western Region, and State electronic and print communications
During the COVID-19 Pandemic and Social Justice protests beginning in spring 2020, both CCDA and ACDA have been incredibly creative and imaginative in their efforts to support choral directors with practical tools and resources. These alone are worth your membership!
My story in short: The knowledge I obtained from ACDA about all facets of the choral art contributed significantly to my professional growth during 30 years of high school teaching. I am forever indebted to my choral director at CSU Stanislaus for requiring his choral music majors to join ACDA, and then bundling us into his VW van and taking us to conferences! I realized early on that this was a wonderful group of people to be with—warm, helpful and caring friends with smiles, hugs, and positive attitudes. What’s not to like?
My hobbies are singing, yoga, baking pies, playing Scrabble, giving parties, and of course taking trips anywhere and everywhere with my husband and resident tech guru Burt. Since retiring in 2004 we’ve participated as singers on tours to England, Italy, Greece, Austria, and the Baltics.
Please do join CCDA—I look forward to meeting you soon!!