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Singing in the Schools: Putting Education in Chorus DNA

Winner of Chorus America’s 2010 Education Outreach Award, Chanticleer demonstrates how to grow an education program that touches the lives of the next generation of singers

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Making the Case for School Choirs

A Free Resource from Chorus America Can Help

There is plenty of evidence that singing in a choir helps students succeed in school, work, and life. And yet, today choral programs are under siege—competition for school dollars, time in the school day, and a narrow focus on just a few subjects covered on standardized tests all pose significant challenges to the future of school choirs.

Boys to Men: Singing Through Voice Change

An influx of new programs are beginning to recognize the value of keeping boys singing—through changing voices and for a lifetime.

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Chorus Education Outreach Programs

Changing Lives, One Child at a Time

Choruses are pouring more resources and creativity into education outreach programs that have a far-reaching impact on students, teachers, schools, and communities—as well as on the choral artists who deliver them.

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The Singing Pathologist

Arie Perry is a doctor who sings about tumors and diseases, and his songs are downright...infectious.

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Stemming Our Cultural Decline

A Message from Former NEA Chairman Dana Gioia

Arts education is a civic investment with a tangible return. Dana Gioia emphasizes the need for arts education in all schools and for all children, and cautions against trading off the challenging pleasures of art for the easy comforts of entertainment.

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The Urban Youth Chorus Phenomenon

Inner-city choruses are serving diverse populations in large urban areas where kids often do not have access or the means to participate in quality musicmaking. These "urban youth choruses" are uniting neighborhoods across differences of race, religion, ethnicity, and economic status to inspire and energize communities with messages of hope and healing.

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Tomorrow's Voices: A Composer In the Classroom

Thanks to a residency program, one composer spends time with three high school choirs, creating new music, new singers, and audiences for the future.

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Performing Under Pressure

On Being a King's College Chorister

Thorough preparation is key to a flawless performance when 200 million listeners tune in to hear the annual (and beloved) broadcast of the King's College Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols.

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