The National Collegiate Choral Organization was established in 2005 to serve the university and collegiate conductors, choral faculty, and music students by:
- Convening a biennial conference through which the NCCO membership has the opportunity to perform with their collegiate ensembles, to present on topics of interest to our community, and to provide professional development and assist in program growth and maintenance;
- 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 commissioning, master classes, and publishing;
- Mentoring NCCO student members as they work to become full members by offering programs to support their professional development;
- Advocating for the value of our profession and its members through collaborations with other professional organizations and by publishing guidelines on tenure and promotion for our members.
The 9th biennial conference of the National Collegiate Choral Organization will be held in Tucson, Arizona, and it will be hosted by the University of Arizona Fred Fox School of Music and choral department chair, Dr. Miguel Ángel Felipe. Exact dates in Fall 2021 to be announced.