Local choral advocate receives award

Neil Johnson is presented with his Advocate for Choral Excellence, presented by the American Choral Directors Association of Minnesota. 

Cambridge area resident Neil Johnson recently received the Advocate for Choral Excellence (ACE) Award from the American Choral Directors Association of Minnesota at an award banquet located at Saint John’s University in Collegeville MN.

Mr. Johnson was nominated by long-time Isanti County resident and ACDA-MN member Arne Everson. The award was officially presented by Dr. Richard Robbins, Northeast District Chair for ACDA-MN, and choral director at the University of Minnesota-Duluth.

The ACE Award program was first established in 2008 and has recognized 86 noteworthy individuals or advocates within a geographic region for their outstanding contributions to the choral arts within their communities. Eight such advocates from all corners of the state were honored at the 2021 event.

ACDA of Minnesota is a professional organization serving over 750 choral directors who lead choirs in academic institutions (K-university), communities, and houses of worship throughout the state.

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