CINCINNATI (February 21, 2023) -- Visit Cincy, the Cincinnati region’s destination marketing organization, welcomes the American Choral Directors Association (ACDA) and its 2023 National Conference to the Cincy region, February 22-25, 2023.

More than 8,000 educators, conductors, choir students, administrators, parents and choral industry vendors will attend the biannual event, the organization's first in-person national conference since the pandemic.

The theme for ACDA 2023 is "A Place of Belonging," through music, community and humanity, as attendees are welcomed back to a place to celebrate diversity and affinities, eliminate barriers, and inspire each other towards collective action.

The event is expected to have an $8.6 million economic impact in total business sales in the Cincy region, which will support 1,150 local jobs.

“We are proud to welcome the musicians, directors, educators and enthusiasts of ACDA to the Cincy region, as choral music is such a rich part of our heritage” said Julie Calvert, President & CEO of Visit Cincy. “When we first booked this event, it was right on the heels of hosting the extraordinarily popular the World Choir Games in 2012. ACDA choosing Cincinnati is an example of how earning an excellent reputation as a host city has lasting effects in our region.”

Events during the national conference will be held across the Cincy region, including the Duke Energy Convention Center, Aronoff Center, Music Hall and the Plum Street Temple.

Some of Cincinnati's finest arts organizations will entertain attendees over the course of four days, including the Cincinnati May Festival, Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, Cincinnati Boychoir, CCM Chamber Choir and May Festival Chorus.