The American Choral Directors Association (ACDA) has announced that Concert Choir, under the direction of Dr. Mariana Farah, has been invited through its peer-review process to perform at the national conference in Dallas, Texas. One of the highest honors in choral music, Concert Choir will perform on March 19, 2025 at the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center and at the Winspear Opera House.

Under the leadership of Dr. Farah since 2021, Concert Choir has already performed at the Wisconsin State Music Conference and has been nominated as a finalist for the 2024 American Prize in Choral Performance.

Concert Choir is the premier choral ensemble at the School of Music. This advanced-level flagship group performs works that span the entire breadth of the choral literary tradition and requires an advanced level of musicianship and ensemble skills from its members. Any UW–Madison student wishing to be considered for placement in Concert Choir may audition, regardless of degree path.

The mission of ACDA is to inspire excellence in choral music through education, performance, composition, and advocacy. The 2025 ACDA National Conference will highlight a rich choral heritage, celebrate the music and expertise of present-day choral colleagues, and look with excitement to the next generation.