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The mission of the ACDA is to inspire excellence in choral music through education, performance, composition, and advocacy.


Location: Illinois, USA
Illinois composers with a creative voice and clear compositional ability are invited to submit works to Illinois-ACDA’s annual Choral Composition contest—for a $1000 prize. The winning composition will be premiered at the Illinois-ACDA Summer Re-Treat, summer 2013.  In addition, winning composers are invited to display their works at our annual summer Re-Treat.
Entry Deadline is April 1st, 2013 Sponsored by IL-ACDA, Beth Best, President
Who may enter:  Illinois composers who are 18 or older by April 1st 2013.              Award: $1000
Compositional Requirements: An original work for 4 part mixed chorus (a cappella or accompanied), approximately 3-8 minutes in length; texts must be free of copyright restriction, or submitted with proof of the author’s permission.
Entry Materials:  Two copies of the full score, with separate identification form.           
Entry Forms and Specific Details are available at:
                Additional Information  can be obtained from:
Lee Kesselman,  Chair, Illinois-ACDA Composition Contest
149 S. Park Blvd., Glen Ellyn, IL 60137