About Midwestern ACDA

Founded in 1959, 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.

Through concerts, educational clinics, choral music reading sessions, and exhibits by music-industry partners, ACDA members have access to diverse and practical conference forums in which to develop their skills and professional knowledge. National conferences are held in odd-numbered years and regional conferences are held in even-numbered years. For more information about ACDA, please visit acda.org.

Karyl Carlson

Dr. Karyl Carlson

Vice President
Illinois State University
Director of Choral Activities
Rhonda Fuelberth

Rhonda Fuelberth

Vice President
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Associate Professor of Music Education
Photo of Dr. Madlen Batchvarova

Dr. Madlen Batchvarova

Repertoire & Resources Chair for Repertoire Specific
Hanover College
Professor of Music and Director of Choral Programs
Derek Fox

Dr. Derrick Fox

Repertoire & Resources Chair for College/University
University of Nebraska-Omaha
Director of Choral Activities and Associate Professor of Music