Young singers from grades 4 to 12 have the opportunity to audition for one of six Northwestern ACDA Honor Choirs. This opportunity brings students together with passionate and talented peers from across the Northwestern region in a supportive choral community. These singers are transformed through an experience with diverse and inspiring conductors from across the United States.
The Northwestern ACDA Honor Choir Access Fund aims to increase opportunities for students who may face financial barriers to this transformative experience by providing tuition-registration scholarships. For 2022, this pilot program’s bronze goal aims to raise $2,220 for 12 Honor Choir Tuition Scholarships (two per state in the Region: Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington, and Wyoming). If highly successful, our silver goal aims to raise $5,820 for 36 Honor Choir Tuition Scholarships (one scholarship, for each of these six states, for each of the six honor choirs).
We ask for your tax-deductible support: Sponsor a Singer for one or more days!
It costs a significant amount of money for a student to participate in an honor choir. Students and their families must pay for their registration (up to $185), meals, lodging for three nights, and transportation.
The Northwestern Region of ACDA aims provide as many students as possible with access to this life-changing opportunity and lessen their financial burden. With your financial support, the Northwestern ACDA Honor Choir Access Fund can offer financial scholarships to at least two (2) accepted singers from each state, covering the entire cost of their tuition registration. Your donation will be tax-deductible.
Sample Costs for Participation in 2022 NW ACDA 11-12th Grade SA Honor Choir, for a singer based in Portland, OR
No donation is too small or too large! We invite you to sponsor an Honor Choir student singer for one or more days:
Here is what some previous honor choir participants had to say about their experience:
The honor choir application, open September 1, 2021, will enable teachers to indicate if students are on the National School Lunch Program (free or reduced price lunch). The Honor Choir Chair will select scholarship recipients by lottery system for each state. Applicants will be notified of their award on November 1, 2021 along with their acceptance to the honor choir.
If the 2022 honor choirs are cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances, Northwest ACDA will use these funds for the 2024 conference. These funds are restricted to this particular use.