The Texas Choral Directors Association annually presents awards of appreciation to TCDA members who have shown exceptional talents and dedication to their chosen profession.  To view list of previous recipients, please go to the "Past Recipients" page. 

Texas Choirmaster Award

This award is reserved for a TCDA member with clearly superior choral conducting and musicianship skill with many years of performance success. Nominations are made by the TCDA Board.

2015 - Terry Price

Texas Choral Excellence Award
This award is based on the recipient’s contributions to choral music in Texas, mentorship and inspiration to colleagues and students, and continued advocacy for the future of choral singing. Nominations made by TCDA members. 
Nominations for the 2016 Choral Excellence Award closed on April 15.

2015 - Robert Stovall, Cynthia Nott, Cheryl Wilson, Dianna Jarvis, Paula Edwards, Patricia Neighbors

TCDA Young Director of Distinction Award
This award recognizes TCDA choral directors who have taught for five years or less and achieved exceptional success in those years. Nominations made by TCDA members.  
Nominations for the 2016 Young Director of Distinction Award closed on April 15.

2015 - Wesley Davis, Kelly Talley, Tanner Wilemon


TCDA Founding Member Award

This was a special award created for TCDA's 60th Anniversary year, to recognize the vision & commitment of one of TCDA's founding members.

2015 - William Hunt