Impact/Value

Building Community While Doing Research: the Community of Voices Senior Choir Project

A research project about the impact of choir participation on seniors' health builds momentum for lifelong singing.

The Changing Grammar of Community Engagement

Past Imperfect, Present Future

If arts organizations want to stay relevant, the time has come to get serious about building connections with the wealth of creative activity in our communities.

Diversity: Necessary, But Not Sufficient

Talking about diversity is nothing new to us in the arts and cultural world. But to realize the fruits of these conversations, we need to move beyond the idea of diversity to a deeper level of understanding and respect for ourselves and others. 

Member Spotlight: Donald Schell, Music That Makes Community

Making music makes us human. So says Donald Schell, who along with his colleague Rick Fabian, leads Music That Makes Community, an organization that helps churches and other community groups break down the barriers to confident and nourishing group singing.

Back from the Brink

How the Minnesota Chorale Bounced Back from an Orchestra Shutdown

What happens when a long-time relationship with an orchestra goes away—taking with it a third of your organization's income?  Shock, dismay, and then a determination to rally around your core mission.

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