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 is a non-profit, educational, community-based organization comprised of choral organizations dedicated to the art of choral singing, who, as members, are served through performing for community




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.”

choral events, a common web site, representation at public events, workshops and other activities to support choral music throughout Arizona. 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.

Our vision is to act as a resource and support to community chorus groups with diverse backgrounds, experience, and capabilities. Through community promotion, shared resources, and community choral events the Arizona Choral Arts Association (ACAA) strives to make the choral arts community in Southern AZ the premier destination for choral music in the state of Arizona.

Our mission is to provide benefit and education to the diverse southern Arizona community and beyond through choral performances, collaborations with local and national artists and to commission new music pieces. ACAA provides business development to grow the diversity and health of the choral community’s emerging choirs not yet established under their own 501(C)3.

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

Bob Hanshaw, Camerata Sonora Umbrella Representative

Vacant Position: Treasurer/Finance

Brian Cochran

Kate Riley, Past President

Carolyn Gorst

Mike Vo

Lucas Snyder

Kaitlynn Mcraee


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


Submitting Form...

The server encountered an error.

Form received.

Call back for information on our services and expertise.