About the Association of Canadian Choral Communities
Founded in 1980, the Association of Canadian Choral Communities (ACCC, formerly known as Association of Canadian Choral Conductors) is Canada's only professional organization for choral conductors, choirs and administrators. It is a non-profit organization that provides a national voice for over 600 conductors, as well as singers, composers, publishers and choral administrators across the country. Through its activities (biennial Podium conference), projects (National Youth Choir, National Choral Awards, Composition Competition) and publications (Anacrusis, Choral Bytes, ACCC Professional Resource Directory, Recommended Canadian Repertoire series ), ACCC promotes choral music at all levels throughout Canada, and supports and encourages the writing and performance of Canadian choral music.
The aims of the ACCC are:
- to support and encourage participation and excellence in choral music at all levels by providing training, resources, and the exchange of information
- to encourage the composition and performance of Canadian choral music
- to cooperate with organizations of similar aims to create a higher profile for choral music at a provincial, national and international level