History

Since 2000, AzACDA has annually recognized a choral director in Arizona who has provided outstanding contributions to choral music in our state. The award has alternately been called the Outstanding Choral Educator, the Outstanding Choral Director, and now the Choral Director of the Year, but regardless of the name, it has been awarded to a director who has exemplified distinguished service to choral music, to singers, and to the art of choral singing.

Recipients (if you can supply any missing names, please contact us):

2020 – Ryan Holder
2019 – Marcella Molina
2018 – Ron Carpenter
2017 – Elizabeth Schauer
2016 – Brook Larson
2015 – Bartlett Evans
2014 – Greg Hebert
2013 – Bruce Chamberlain
2012 – Julian Ackerley
2007 – Edith Copley
2006 – David Lunt
2004 – David Perry
2002 – Ed Hughes
2001 – Jean Perry
2000 – Rita Schol