Thank You for a Successful 2014 Conference!
Over 500 choral conductors, administrators, singers, board members, and business members came together at Chorus America's Washington DC Conference (June 11-14). Thank you to our hosts The Choral Arts Society of Washington and The Washington Chorus, to our lead sponsor KIconcerts, to our speakers and performing ensembles, and to all attendees for a great event.
Highlights included an opening plenary session with Deke Sharon and Joshua Habermann, a panel discussion with Russell Willis Taylor, Jaime Bennett, and Daniel Windham, an interactive closing plenary session with Maria Bauman and Vincent Thomas from dance troupe Urban Bush Women, and appearances by Michael Kaiser and Eric Whitacre.
Be sure to check out the photos posted on our Facebook page (more to come!), visit our YouTube channel for videos of our award winners, and keep the conversation going on Twitter with our hashtag #choruscon. Thanks to speaker David Dombrosky for his Storify social media Conference roundup. We've also created a collection of some of our favorite quotes and tweets here.
Our 2014 Conference was also an opportunity to partner with the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and the Smithsonian Institution on events that filled Washington DC with choral music. Highlights like the Kennedy Center's Millenium Stage event with Eric Whitacre, Anthony Charles Silvestri, and The Crossing ensemble and Raise It Up! Anthem for America, a celebration of the 200th anniversary of the Star-Spangled Banner with a choir organized by Classical Movements, are available online.
Thank you for joining us in Washington DC. Save the date for June 17-20, 2015, when our Conference will take place in Boston, MA!