Welcome to the Huntsville Choral Director's Association!

We hope you find the information here helpful as you prepare for upcoming auditions for our annual All-City Choral Festival.

The All-City Choral Festival is held each year to promote collaboration between choral programs in the Huntsville City School System (Alabama) for students in grades 6 through 12.

The Festival also provides an excellent opportunity for students to study under the baton of distinguished choral clinicians.

Awards are presented to students who participate in the festival for six or seven years. The accompanying "Outstanding Choral Student" auditions provide incentives and reward excellence and exceptionalism for students in the 8th and 12th grades who plan to continue music studies as they transition to the next educational level.

We hope you will join us for this year's Festival Concert!

Meet the 2015 Clinicians...

Dr. Tucker Biddlecombe

Dr. Biddlecombe is Associate Professor of Music and Director of Choral Activities of the Blair School of Music at Vanderbilt University. He directs the Vanderbilt Chorale and Symphonic Choir, and serves as program coordinator for Blair's five-year bachelor of music/teacher education program offered in conjunction with Peabody School of Education at Vanderbilt. More...

Mary Biddlecombe

Mary Biddlecombe serves as Artistic Director of the Blair Children’s Chorus at Vanderbilt University. She conducts each of the six graded choirs of the program, including the Concert Choir (high school girls), Young Men’s Chorus (changed men’s voices), Choristers (middle school girls), Boychoir (unchanged boys), Training Choir, and the select treble ensemble Chorale.More...

About the HCDA...

The Huntsville Choral Director's Association was founded in 1966 to promote excellence in choral singing for learners in the Huntsville City Schools System. You can find out more about the HCDA by reading our Constitution and By-laws.

HCDA Officers...

President - Mrs. Karen Anderson
President Elect - Bess Jernigan Desta
Secretary -
Treasurer/Webmaster - Mr. James Kendrick

"49 Years of
Choral Excellence!"

If I were not a physicist, I would probably be a musician. I often think in music. I live my daydreams in music. I see my life in terms of music. ... I get most joy in life out of music.

-Albert Einstein

Honoring Excellence...

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