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Cantate is the official magazine of the California Choral Directors Association. Published three times per year, it is mailed directly to 1,500 working choral directors, and seen by an average of more than 3,000 monthly visitors online. Our members and readers represent the full spectrum of choral musicians in California, and work with church choirs, community choruses, professional ensembles, children’s choruses, and academic choirs from elementary through collegiate.

Each issue includes feature articles and profiles, news about upcoming ACDA events, first-person essays on the choral profession, and practical items on vocal technique, pedagogy, repertoire, and much more.

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Why contribute to Cantate?
  • Share your wisdom, experience, and interests with your CCDA colleagues
  • It looks great on a résumé or in your professional-development file
  • It’s a lot of fun to see your name in print….and it’s not that hard!
What are we looking for?
  • Profiles of people or institutions doing interesting, exciting things in the California choral world
  • Interviews with California (or California-adjacent / California-related) choral figures
  • Practical and how-to articles about musical and organizational techniques
  • Research and scholarship in your area of interest
  • News and notes on awards, grants, hirings, retirements, premieres, innovations, etc.
  • High-quality photos from CCDA or ACDA events or of California choruses
  • You tell us! Send us your creative ideas.
Okay, tell me more.
  • We’re happy to consider work you’ve already written (but not published), or to receive proposals for articles you’d like to write.
  • Students are strongly encouraged to contribute!
  • Length may range from a few sentences for a news item to ~2,000 words for an in-depth article.
  • If you’re a brilliant writer, great! If your prose needs a little help, don’t worry—that’s what the editors are for.
  • If you’re submitting photos, send them digitally in high resolution, and include the names of anyone pictured.
  • Deadlines: Aug. 15 for September issue; Nov. 1 for January issue; March 1 for May issue.

Send your submissions, your ideas, or your questions to Eliza Rubenstein, Cantate editor, at or

Send news items—about hirings, retirements, commissions, awards, premieres, etc.—to your Regional Representative!