One of the Purposes of the American Choral Directors Association is “to foster and encourage rehearsal procedures conducive to attaining the highest possible level of musicianship and artistic performance.”  The Wisconsin Choral Directors Association supports this important work with our annual conducting competition.  Undergraduate students currently enrolled in a Wisconsin college or university are eligible to participate in this event, held on the Thursday evening of the January conference.  Eight students each rehearse a high school choir for 15 minutes; then, a panel of three university conductors provide feedback for each student.  The winning conductor has the opportunity to rehearse with one of the all-state choirs on Friday or Saturday.

Details for the 2022 conducting competition will be announced in Fall 2021.