NCCO’s Purpose

The National Collegiate Choral Organization exists to serve the specific needs of university and collegiate conductors, choral faculty, and music students by: 

  1. 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;
  2. Fostering the discovery of new research and scholarship and presenting it through publication to the membership;
  3. Encouraging the creation of new compositions for collegiate choruses through commissioning, master classes, and publishing; 
  4. Mentoring NCCO student members as they work to become full members by offering programs to support their professional development;
  5. 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.

NCCO9 Announcement

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.

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.