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 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(Rev. 7-2017).

An 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.

Meet the 2017 Clinicians...

Dr. Andrew Minear

Dr. Andrew Minear, Conductor and Director of Choral Activities from the University of Alabama, will direct the Middle School Mixed Choir and the High School SATB Choir in October 2017. More...

Vic Oakes

Vic Oakes will direct the 6th Grade Treble Choir and the 8th and 9th Grade Girls Choir in October 2017. Mr. Oakes is Baylor University’s director of choral music and the 2015 recipient of the Glenn Ireland II Chair for Distinguished Teaching. He also directs the Chattanooga Boys Choir. More...


Students and Parents...

Learning Trax for This Year's Festival Choirs...

Middle School
High School

For Directors Only...

CLICK HERE to access information, forms and resources for Huntsville City Schools Choral Music Faculty.

Favorite Links

CPDL - Choral Library
Alabama Vocal Associaion
Huntsville City Schools

Honoring Excellence...

History of the HCDA
6 & 7 Year Participants
Outstanding Choral Student Scholarship
Faculty Honorees
Success Stories


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

HCDA Officers...

President - Mrs. Alicia Mulloy
First Vice President - Mrs. Sarah Coleman
Second Vice President - Mr. Daniel King
Secretary - Mrs. Laurie Thompson
Treasurer - Mr. James Kendrick