About Us

The ACAA has openings for additional members for our Board of Directors, especially those with accounting or public relations experience.  If interested, please contact Terrie Ashbaugh.

The Arizona Choral Arts Association (ACAA) is a (501)(c)(3) not-for-profit umbrella organization for choral groups in the greater Tucson region. ACAA's vision is to develop and support the musical excellence of choral groups and singers with




Recent Affiliate Comments:“Sons of Orpheus joined the ACAA because of its outreach efforts to gain new audience members for choral programs, the most important means by which we will sustain ourselves.”

“The Tucson Arizona Boys Chorus values our membership with the Arizona Choral Arts Association.  Collaboration is a central part of the Boys Chorus mission and ACAA facilitates partnerships with other Southern Arizona choral groups.  Our visibility in the community has been enhanced by being included in ACAA presence at Tucson Meet Yourself and the Tucson Festival of Books.  The networking and shared resources has been helpful and we look forward to future benefits as ACAA expands.”

diverse backgrounds and capabilities. Its mission is to provide benefit and education to the diverse southern Arizona community through promoting choral arts and choral performances, as well as to enable choruses to network, collaborate, and market using shared resources.  As it builds its membership, ACAA anticipates providing choral directors and staff with a forum for discussing and exchanging ideas and information on topics such as audience development, advertising, public relations, fundraising, organizational structure, and the building of music libraries.


ACAA will also serve as a vehicle for music collaborations with local and national artists and for the commissioning of new music pieces.  ACAA is governed by a Board of Directors.


ACAA was developed as an outgrowth of the Southern Arizona Women’s Chorus (SAWC) when it became apparent SAWC and other choral arts organizations would benefit from improving communications, both among themselves and with the public.

Board of Directors

Carrie Hall, President

Glenda Cleveland, Vice President

Butch Bryant, Secretary and Vail Chorale Umbrella Representative

Terrie Ashbaugh, Ex-Officio executive Director

Carol Swanson, Southern Arizona Women's Chorus Umbrella Representative

Emily Lyons, Camerata Sonora Umbrella Representative

Vacant Position: Treasurer/Finance


Terrie Ashbaugh, Artistic Director of the Southern Arizona Women's Chorus - Ex-Officio Member: You can see a complete biography for Terrie Ashbaugh HERE.


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