NCCO exists to serve the specific needs of university and collegiate conductors, choral faculty, and music students. As written in our Constitution's second article, NCCO serves its stakeholders by, amongst other things:
- Fostering the discovery of new research and scholarship and presenting it through publication to the membership;
- Encouraging the creation of new compositions for collegiate choruses through ... publishing; and
- Advocating for the value of our profession and its members through ... publishing....
Our publications, therefore, range widely and include webinars, advocacy & pedagogy resources, choral music publications, and a scholarly journal.
- Archive: Series 1 (March/April 2020)
- Archive: Series 2 (August/September 2020)
- Further Seasons forthcoming...
- Position Paper: The Conductor as Scholar
- Subtitled 'National Guidelines for the Promotion and Tenure of Collegiate Choral Conductors'
- Prepared by the NCCO Committee on Promotion and Tenure, Dr. Bonnie Borshay Sneed, Chair (Southwestern Oklahoma State University)
- Released 2009
- Position Paper: Virtual Choirs in Higher Education
- Prepared by the Task Force for Ensembles in the Collegiate Curriculum, Joey M. Martin, Chair (Texas State University); Nicole Aldrich, Principal Author (Princeton University)
- Released June 2020
- Research Report: Expanding Choral Pedagogy
- Prepared by the Task Force for Expanding Choral Pedagogy, Elise Hepworth, Chair (Missouri Western State Univ); Andy Clark (Harvard University)
The NCCO Choral Series
- The NCCO Choral Series presents outstanding choral works appropriate for college and university ensembles. The works are selected by a national panel, presented live at conferences, and published by ECS Publishing Group.
- Explore the Series on the ECS Publishing Group's site
The Choral Scholar & American Choral Review
- The Choral Scholar and American Choral Review
- The Choral Scholar and American Choral Review, the journal of the National Collegiate Choral Organization, seeks to innovate through the production and the publication of choral scholarship in service to the choral community. This digital publication intersects the topics of conducting, pedagogy, musicology, music theory, critical theory, and other disciplines to create a comprehensive scope of the 21st-century collegiate choral field. As part of the organization’s commitment to access, equity, and inclusion, the editorial board of the journal welcomes a broad array of topics and formats, including columns, interviews, peer-reviewed articles, and other forms of scholarly expression.
Research Memorandum Series & American Choral Review Archive
- These archives are a work in progress, as we receive and upload the documents from Chorus America. We envision a yearly publication of the RMS, available on the NCCO website, featuring PhD/DMA dissertation abstracts, masters theses, etc. New dissertation/thesis abstracts and information can be sent to Michael Porter, Associate Editor, at [email protected].