Southern California Vocal Association (SCVA) is a 501(c)3 non-profit professional organization for choral music educators in the Southern California area. The organization was established in 1939 by several prominent Los Angeles area choral conductors to support choral conductors and advance vocal music in Southern California.
To support and encourage high standards in vocal music education;
To provide and promote events which encourage and further choral music education at all grade levels;
To support choral music educators through professional development and networking opportunities;
To support appropriate legislation which affects vocal music education at all levels of government;
To communicate accomplishment of these objectives to the profession and public through various media.
SCVA maintains the status of "cooperating organization" with the following organizations:
American Choral Directors Association (ACDA)
Music Educators National Conference (MENC)
California Chapter of ACDA
California Music Educators Association (CMEA) and CMEA-Southern Section
California Alliance for Jazz
Stand Up 4 Music
Barbershop Harmony Society
Sweet Adelines International