OkCDA is proud to recognize a Director of Distinction each year. The award recipient is selected from those nominated each year. To submit a nominee, please complete the Nomination Form. Nominations must be submitted by March 15.

OkCDA also offers scholarship for undergraduate and graduate work for those studying voice and/or conducting. To apply, please complete the appropriate scholarship application. Applications are due by June 30.

Director of Distinction

Director of Distinction recipients should exemplify the following characteristics:

  • Active involvement in choral music in Oklahoma
  • Consistent and current ACDA/OkCDA membership and active participation
  • Consistent high performance and literature standards
  • Outstanding leadership in choral music earning the respect and admiration of colleagues and students alike
  • A record of service to ACDA/OkCDA through offices held, committee work, etc.

To see a list of past recipients, click here

To nominate a colleague, click here

Undergraduate Scholarship

Application Procedure:

  • This one-year scholarship is $500 (as OCDA funds are available)
  • Applicant must attend college with Oklahoma
  • Applicant must be studying in a vocal area or in conducting
  • Applicant must commit to be in the education field for 3-5 years following graduation
  • Applicant must supply documentation of how the money is used
  • The check from OCDA will be sent directly to the college; applicant must supply mailing instructions
  • Recipient may apply for additional scholarships as needed
  • All applicants will be contacted by email of acceptance/rejection within two (2) weeks of deadline by OkCDA

To apply for the undergraduate scholarship, click here

Graduate Scholarship

Application Procedure:

  • This one-year scholarship is $500 (as OCDA funds are available)
  • Applicant must attend college within Oklahoma
  • Applicant must be studying in a vocal area or in conducting
  • Applicant must commit to be in the education field for 3-5 years following graduation
  • Applicant must supply documentation of how the money is used
  • The check from OCDA will be sent directly to the college; applicant must supply mailing instructions
  • Recipient may apply for additional scholarships each year;
  • All applicants will be contacted by email of scholarship within two (2) weeks of deadline
  • Applicant must accept the scholarship within one week of announcement

To apply for the graduate scholarship, click here