Young Director Award

Nominations are due annually on May 1

Nominee Criteria:

  • Successful teaching and performance in choral music in Georgia

  • Professional demeanor in interactions with colleagues

  • Potential as an exemplary professional with an extended career in choral music

  • A spirit of service through active participation and involvement in Ga-ACDA and/or GMEA

Selection Procedure:

  • Nominations will be solicited from the general membership of Ga-ACDA

  • Nominees must be current members of Ga-ACDA in their third, fourth, or fifth year of experience as a choral director, currently teaching in the state of Georgia

  • Nominations must include biographical information, a letter of nomination from a current member of Ga-ACDA, and a letter of support from an administrator, supervisor, or mentor.

  • The Ga-ACDA Executive Board will serve as the selection committee for reviewing nominations and voting to select a recipient.

  • Nominations may be resubmitted anytime during the eligibility period (three to five years of experience), but are not automatically carried forward for future consideration.

The Award is presented at the Georgia Choral Directors Association Summer Convention



Distinguished Director Award

Nominations are due annually on May 1

Nominee Criteria:

  • Excellence in choral music training, performance and scholarship

  • Commitment and contributions to choral music in the state of Georgia

  • Positive and supportive collegial interaction

  • Active participation, leadership and service to Ga-ACDA

  • Must have a minimum of 20 years in the Choral Music Profession

Selection Procedure:

  • Nominations will be solicited from the general membership of Ga-ACDA

  • Nominees must be current members of Ga-ACDA (posthumous nominations accepted)

  • Nominators must submit biographical information, a letter of nomination and may be asked to submit additional letters of support from Ga-ACDA members and/or colleagues, students and family 
The Ga-ACDA Executive Board will select the most qualified nominees which will be presented to the current full board

  • Current members of the Ga-ACDA Full board will vote to determine the Award Winner

  • Current members of the Ga-ACDA Executive Board are ineligible for nomination

The Award is presented at the Georgia Choral Directors Association Summer Convention