The American Choral Directors Association of Pennsylvania annually recognizes the accomplishments of two conductors. The awards presented represent both ends of the spectrum in the career of a choral director. The Elaine Brown Award for Choral Excellence highlights the accomplishments of a veteran choral director who exemplifies outstanding work in the choral art. The Outstanding Young Conductor Award recognizes the efforts of a new or aspiring choral director who, in their first 3 to 5 years of experience has already demonstrated outstanding leadership or musicianship in the field of choral music. The Eileen M. Hower Memorial Award is presented in honor of Eileen M. Hower, gifted choral musician and choral educator. Read below to learn more of the specific criteria for nominees, as well as, a listing of past recipients.