Brian Mitchell,

Your WA ACDA Board

These talented and giving people have one thing in mind, serving the needs of choral people in the state of Washington. They work selflessly with each other and on your behalf. Find out more about them.






2016 - Summer Institute a "mountain-
top experience!

This year’s Summer Institute was a mountain top experience in many ways. It was the high water mark for the number of  attendees in the past 21 years. The spirit of joy and collegiality was one of the strongest I have ever seen. The buzz around the mentoring session, the joy and togetherness at the first annual Beer Choir night, the openness of the conductors during the masterclass, and finally the energy and expertise that Rollo Dilworth brought added so much to an alreadyᅠ great experience.



Our Washington ACDA officers give a huge number of hours in serving the choral community. They are (left to right) Brian Mitchell, President, 2015-2017 (Longview), Julie Parsons,  President-Elect (Seattle), and Tim Fitzpatrick,
Vice-President Bellingham)


Your Artistic Resource...


The mission of ACDA is to inspire excellence in choral music

through education, performance, composition, and advocacy.




Planning is going on for 2017 - Washington's Summer Institute, July 19-21, 2017


Headliners for our next Summer Institute will be Paul Caldwell, who recently accepted a position as the director of the Seattle Men's Chorus, More here and Hirvo Surva, director of the Estonian National Opera Boys' Choir. More here

Here's a
proposed schedule (subject to change). Registration this year will be done through Opus Events and will be online by May 1.


Giselle Wyers chosen for first annual commissioned work for Summer Institute; this year's work designed for high school choirs. Read More



We would be delighted to welcome you as an ACDA member. This is a group of people who lay aside ego and competition and genuinely work to help each other in making choral music an inspiration in the lives of singers of any age and type of group. More info below or contact an officer or board member.
PDF membership appl form
Link to ACDA website with info and application form

Your online newsletter


See it HERE.

You're definitely going to want to see Brian Mitchell's video presentation about the transcendent power of choral music in the lives of us all. SEE IT HERE




Washington ACDA - A Chapter of the American Choral Directors Association
Brian Mitchell, WA ACDA President

Washington's Summer

Institute, July 20-22, 2016 is now history, and...

you can read a full report by clicking on the menu link above "Summer Institute," or by clicking HERE. We are delighted with the record attendance, with Rollo Dilworth, and with the leadership provided by so many of you. Also, I suggest you click on the link in lower left of this page labeled "Awards." You'll be taken to a page providing information on all our award recipients...not just this year, but since our awards were first given.