Choirs under the direction of Professor McIntosh have won numerous awards and have received superior ratings throughout the state. These include three Downbeat Magazine awards and an appearance at the International Association of Jazz Educator’s convention in 1995. In Spring of 2009, "Fermata Nowhere" became the first community college ensemble to win the International Championship of Collegiate A Cappella when they took 1st place at a competition which included groups from Oxford, South Africa, Yale and several other four year universities from across the United States. In addition, the vocal jazz group "Frontline" has taken second place in the college/four year university category at the 2004, 2009 and 2010 Reno International Jazz Festival – the largest jazz festival in the Western United States.
Professor McIntosh is an active member of the ACDA, SCVA, MENC, Pi Lambda Theta, and has served several terms as the Vocal Jazz Repertoire and Standards Chair for the Western Division of the American Choral Directors Association.