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School choirs and their conductors are encouraged to participate in the NZCF Association of Choral Directors’ professional development programmes. Full information is available on our ACD website.

Choral Connect

Choral Connect is ACD’s national convention for choral conductors and will next be held in Wellington this year.

Read about the 2019 convention here

Complimentary membership of the Association of Choral Directors

The school’s conductor is entitled to complimentary membership of the Association of Choral Directors for the year of entry. This can be applied for online here (select Personal/ACD and then answer ‘Yes” to the question “Are you a conductor in The Big Sing or The Kids Sing in 2019?”

  • NEW BENEFIT: complimentary access to Musica International's website *
  • NEW BENEFIT: complimentary membership of the American Association of Choral Directors *
  • NEW BENEFIT: access to NZCF's repertoire database *
  • NEW BENEFIT: access to ACD’s new video channel *
  • access to ACD advisors to work with conductors and choirs
  • 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
  • a dedicated ‘Conducting’ section on the NZCF website with access to ‘members only’ educational resources
  • monthly eBreve and ACD’s Ictus quarterly newsletter
  • reductions on ticket prices to selected concerts
  • discounts on NZCF publications
  • voting rights at NZCF elections and other meetings.

* access through Username and Password, provided on payment of the annual subscription

Complimentary associate membership of the NZCF

Schools entering The Kids Sing (TKS) automatically receive associate membership of NZCF as part of their entry fee.

This entitles the school to:

  • Associate membership of the largest choral network in New Zealand, with the NZCF representing the interests of some 21,000 members, drawn from approximately 230 chamber/community choirs, 320 school choirs and 400 individuals
  • Subscription to eBreve - the NZCF monthly newsletter filled with useful information

Invitations to attend educational events, such as choral workshops and courses on singing and conducting, run by top New Zealand and internationally-recognised choral practitioners

  • Full choir membership of NZCF
    Choirs that enter The Kids Sing are able to take out full choir membership of NZCF at an annual cost of $5.00 per singer (maximum $100 per school). Full choir membership benefits include:

    • free website listing of the choir’s profile and ability to list concert details/events free of charge on our home page.
    • an APRA performing rights license
    • optional assets and public liability insurance at a very low premium
    • access to educational articles on singing and conducting on the NZCF website
    • monthly NZCF eBreve
    • invitations to attend educational events, such as choral workshops and courses on singing or conducting, run by top New Zealand and internationally-recognised choral practitioners
    • acceptance at NZCF regional and nationally-organised events at discounted member rates
    • opportunities to network and combine with other choral singers and conductors, for encouragement and sharing of information/resources
    • advertising of vacancies etc. in eBreve and on our website at member rates
    • voting rights at elections

For all membership enquiries, contact:
Cathryn Wyllie (NZCF Operations Manager)
Email: cathryn.wyllie@nzcf.org.nz  Tel: 021 977 905 / 09 292 9442
Download the The Kids Sing Participants' guide 2019