Southern California Vocal Association (SCVA) is a 501(c)3 non-profit professional organization for choral music educators in the Southern California area. The organization was established in 1939 by several prominent Los Angeles area choral conductors to support choral conductors and advance vocal music in Southern California.
To define standards of effective vocal music education;
To promote projects and events which encourage and further choral music education for all students at all grade levels;
To support choral music educators through professional development and networking opportunities;
To support legislation at all levels of government which will improve vocal music education;
To communicate accomplishment of these objectives to the profession and public.
SCVA maintains the status of "cooperating organization" with the following organizations:
American Choral Directors Association (ACDA)
Music Educators National Conference (MENC)
California Chapter of ACDA
California Music Educators Association (CMEA) and CMEA-Southern Section
California Alliance for Jazz
Stand Up 4 Music
Barbershop Harmony Society
Sweet Adelines International