The National Collegiate Choral Organization (NCCO) exists to serve the specific needs of university and collegiate choral conductors by providing a national forum for their collegiate choruses to perform, by offering lectures and promoting repertoire suitable to their interests, and by aiding in their professional development and program growth through performance as well as scholarly and research opportunities.

NCCO sponsors biennial conferences that focus on the particular needs of the college/university and other choral professionals with respect to:

  • Performances by university and college choirs
  • Presentations/clinics/workshops appropriate for university and college conductors
  • Literature sessions that feature works appropriate for university and college choirs

See You at NCCO8

The 8th biennial conference of the National Collegiate Choral Organization is this week! See the conference overview, including information about our two NCCO8 Featured Artists, selected performers and scholars, our fellowship programs for students, and more. On-site registration is available on Thursday and Friday, November 7 and 8.

Announcing 2019 NCCO Conductor & Composer Fellows

The National Collegiate Choral Organization is proud to announce the NCCO8 Conductor Fellows and the NCCO8 Composer Fellows.

Learn more about the Conductor Fellowship Program, now in its second biennial edition, and the Composer Fellowship Program, celebrating its inaugural edition.

Continued thanks to our sponsors:

  • Conductor Fellowship: Manhattan Concert Productions
  • Composer Fellowship: NCCO Choral Series & ECS Publishing Group

Chief Editor of Publications

On July 15, 2019, NCCO bid a sad but fond farewell to Sean Burton, NCCO’s Chief Editor of Publications for five years. Read Sean Burton’s farewell message.

As NCCO’s prepares for our next Chief Editor, Elizabeth Swanson of UC Boulder has stepped in to serve as our Acting Chief Editor.

See the Call for Chief Editor of Publications, open until November 15, 2019.

New Edition of The Choral Scholar

NCCO’s peer-reviewed scholarly journal, The Choral Scholar, has released their Spring 2019 edition. Click here to see the edition, available for free in PDF.