The NZCF provides membership to The NZCF Association of Choral Directors (ACD). See some of our resources listed below.
Join ACD and you will become part of a network that provides professional development and mentoring, and fosters connectivity and collegiality between choral leaders. The ACD's activities are overseen by a committee of the NZCF, chaired by NZCF Board member David Squire.
Every two years, the ACD runs Choral Connect, a national convention for choral leaders from around New Zealand, including workshops, presentations, masterclasses, concerts and opportunities to network.
Members of the ACD have their own closed Facebook group where they can discuss repertoire, accompanists, concerts, professional development, workshops and other events, and generally support one another.
- invitations to choral conducting workshops, conventions and other events
- preferential acceptance to NZCF and ACD workshops where numbers are limited
- a reduction (greater than that of personal members) on the entry fee to NZCF events
- the opportunity to form networks with other conductors for encouragement and the sharing of information and resources
- monthly eBreve and ACD’s Ictus newsletter
- reductions on ticket prices to selected concerts
- discounts on NZCF publications
- voting rights at NZCF elections and other meetings
If you are interested in joining the Association of Choral Directors, please apply via our Membership page.
ACD Advisors are choral practitioners who contribute at a national level and who have indicated their availability to advise, coach or mentor other conductors.
ACD Video Channel
The ACD video channel hosts a number of videos produced by the ACD.
NZ Choral Repertoire
SOUNZ Centre for NZ Music has over 2,700 listings of NZ choral repertoire, searchable by category, composer, duration, level of difficulty, and date of composition.
NZCF Publications available for sale: Hear our Voices - a handbook for leaders of children's choirs; Sing what you see, See what you sing - a systematic sight-reading approach.
Virtual Choral Library
Musica International's Virtual Choral Library is a multimedia, multilingual and collaborative database of choral repertoire.