Western Division American Choral Directors Association

Jane Skinner Hardester (1922-2006) had a long and distinguished career as a choral educator in the ACDA Western Division. In recognition of her outstanding leadership and contributions to ACDA and her dedication to the choral art, the Jane Skinner Hardester Memorial Award had been established.

This award will be presented to two aspiring choral conductors who are members of ACDA to support their attendance at the 2018 ACDA Western Division Conference in Pasadena March 14-17, 2017 to assist them in their professional development s a choral musician.

Choral music teachers in their first seven (7) years of full-time pre-collegiate teaching will be eligible.

Applicants must submit an online application attaching a one-page letter stating the applicant's goals in attending the conference and two letters of recommendation (one professional and one personal).


Recipients of the award will submit a report to the Western Division President within six months following the receipt of the award. Recipient reports will be published in the ACDA Western Division newsletter, Tactus. Two awards will be given of up to $750.00 total each to for registration, transportation, and lodging.

Applications should be submitted to the President of the Western Division by December 28, 2017. The selection will committee will include the Division President and other state or Division officers. Results will be communicated to applicants by January 19, 2018.



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