• Southern California Vocal Association

About SCVA

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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.


The Mission of SCVA is:

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.


Cooperating Organizations

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

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