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Newcomer Award (New Award)

This award will be presented annually to one outstanding member of the Missouri Choral Directors Association in accordance with the following criteria: 

  • Nominee is a current member of MCDA in 1st, 2nd, or 3rd year of active membership to MCDA.  This recipient could be of any level of experience, but is a new member to our state organization.

  • Demonstrates success in the teaching and performance of choral music in Missouri

  • Demonstrates a professional demeanor in interactions with music colleagues

  • Demonstrates a spirit of service and involvement through active participation in MCDA and choral music in general


Selection Procedures: Nominations will be solicited from the general membership of MCDA:

  • Nominees must be current members of MCDA in 1st, 2nd, or 3rd year of of active membership to MCDA. 

  • Nominations must include a brief biographical sketch of the nominee along with a letter of nomination from a current member of MCDA and a letter of support from an administrator or supervisor recommending the nominee; 

  • The elected members of the Executive Board of the Missouri Choral Directors Association shall serve as the selection committee reviewing the nominees; 

  • Elected Members of the MCDA Executive Board are ineligible to be nominated for this award; 

  • Nominations may be resubmitted for the duration of the eligibility period, but are not automatically carried forward for future consideration

The Newcomer Award Recipients

2023   To Be Named