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American Choral Directors Association (ACDA)
Founded in 1959, the American Choral Directors Association (ACDA) is a nonprofit music-education organization whose central purpose is to promote excellence in choral music through performance, composition, publication, research, and teaching. In addition, ACDA strives through arts advocacy to elevate choral music’s position in American society.

Massachusetts ACDA
MassACDA is the Massachusetts chapter of the American Choral Directors Association.

MENC: The National Association for Music Education
MENC, among the world’s largest arts education organizations, marked its centennial in 2007 as the only association that addresses all aspects of music education. Through membership of more than 75,000 active, retired, and preservice music teachers, and with 60,000 honor students and supporters, MENC serves millions of students nationwide through activities at all teaching levels, from preschool to graduate school.

MMEA – Massachusetts Music Educators Association
The Massachusetts Music Educators’ Association functions as the Massachusetts unit of the Music Educators’ National Conference and as an Eastern Division affiliate of MENC.

Chorus America
Chorus America’s mission is to build a dynamic and inclusive choral community so that more people are transformed by the beauty and power of choral singing. Chorus America strengthens choral organizations and provides their leaders with information, research, leadership development, professional training, and advocacy to help them deliver the best possible contributions to their communities and to the choral art.

ChoralNet is the professional networking site for the global online choral community. Here are forums, choral organizations, choirs, resources, and the latest news of interest to the choral world. You can become part of ChoralNet’s online community by registering, joining online discussions, and submitting links.

International Federation for Choral Music
The International Federation for Choral Music (IFCM) was founded in 1982 for the purpose of facilitating communication and exchange between choral musicians throughout the world. Through its world and regional symposia, conducting master classes, World Youth Choir, Choral Music Database (Musica), World Choral Census, International Choral Bulletin, World Day of Choral Singing and many other projects, IFCM is fulfilling its purpose.

Singer Network
Singer Network is a dynamic web-based worldwide community of choral singers that connects singers with each other and provides access to a rich compendium of articles and vital resources to encourage singing for a lifetime.

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