Forward Motion

Carefully curated coursework for music educators & leaders

Unlimited Access to 50+ Courses for ONLY $9/mo

Broaden Your Musicianship

Forward Motion is purpose-built to take you to the next level. Whether pursuing personal growth, looking for class content, pursuing graduate credit, or fulfilling Professional Development requirements, our online offerings are available at your convenience.

Video Courses

Carefully curated asynchronous content that allows you to learn over time at your own pace

Interactive Classes

Scheduled synchronous access to highly sought faculty with limited class size


Private Instruction

One-on-one synchronous lessons in conducting, score study, composition, and more


Graduate Credit

Explore our growing catalog of coursework available for Graduate Credit

ACDA Conference Recordings

 The 2023 National Conference in Cincinnati welcomed many of us in person to a place where we could celebrate our diversity and affinities, eliminate barriers, and inspire each other toward collective action ensuring that everyone feels they belong to our shared journey.

For those unable to join in person, select interest sessions are available online via Forward Motion. 

Watch ACDA Interest Sessions

Areas of Study


Courses and lessons related to singing for performers, teachers, and choral conductors


Courses and lessons related to instrumental music for performers, teachers, and conductors of bands & orchestras

Musical Theater

Courses specifically designed to address various aspects of musical theater performance and production

Common Interest

Interdisciplinary courses with applications in music performance and leadership

Unlimited Access ONLY $9/mo


Music-focused coursework specifically created with career advancement and optimal flexibility in mind, these fully accredited online courses address issues relevant to today's music classrooms.


Elevate Your Musical Journey

with online learning from Forward Motion designed specifically for the continuing education of musicians!


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"Finally, a worthwhile way to earn Graduate Credits post Masters! I was often frustrated taking classes that had little to do with teaching choir, however, the classes here are GEARED towards working music educators. I feel as though I am at the National Convention with these All-Star educators teaching via video. I would recommend 100%! Fabulous investment!"

Amy Jo Cherner
Choir Director, Eagan High School (MN)

"I just watched the session with Simon Carrington and I absolutely loved it. I am SOLD on your Forward Motion series. What an excellent idea!! "

Alan Denney
Choral Director, Estes Park High School (CO)

"Thank you SO MUCH for these amazing experiences you are offering with Forward Motion. I am a HUGE fan! "

Carrie Ledet
Choir Director, West Ottawa High School (MI)

"Forward Motion offers excellent courses for music directors to take alongside our work in the classroom. I can't imagine myself choosing any other platform for online music courses!"

Lisa Riffel
Choral Director, Lincoln High School (OR)

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