In 1963, the Japan Choral Directors Association (JCDA) prompted developments that have been of benefit across the choral world, through the unity of choir conductors and advancement of technique.

All its energies have been devoted to nurturing a flourishing choral world for our nation, and much has been achieved through the organization of all kinds of concerts, study groups, lectures, seminars, and a variety of activities such as the publishing of musical scores and other materials. We would like to further expand these activities to contribute to both the wider world of music and to society in general, and thus undertake a significant role in the world's music scene.




Date of instatement

Original President

Sassa Kinji

March 1964

2nd President

Muratani Tatsuya

March 1967

3rd President

Sekiya Shin

March 1971

4th President

Sassa Kinji

March 1975 (reinstated)

5th President

Sekiya Shin

January 1992 (reinstated)

6th President

Tsuji Masayuki

January 1994

7th President

Furuhashi Fujio

January 2004

8th President

Simizu Keiiti

January 2012

th President



Simizu Akira


January 2016