The Annual Conference is the centerpiece of Chorus America's professional development and training opportunities for chorus leaders. Each year in June the Conference is presented in a different city, in partnership with a host chorus, and brings together more than 400 choral conductors, administrators, singers, board members, and business members.
"One of the best professional development experiences I've ever encountered...and I've been working in the field for over 20 years." —2011 Conference attendee
Headliners include high-quality plenary and breakout sessions with nationally renowned speakers and practitioners, concerts featuring leading choruses from the area, and festive networking events.
Save the Date!
2014 Chorus America Conference
June 11-14, 2014
Hosted by the Choral Arts Society of Washington and The Washington Chorus
In partnership with the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts' Voices of Our Nation, a weeklong celebration of the rich diversity of choral artistry.
Including concert performances by the Children's Chorus of Washington, Choralis, Heritage Signature Chorale, Washington Bach Consort, and the Washington Master Chorale
More information to come!
Recent Conference Locations and Hosts
- 2013 Chorus America Conference: Seattle, WA, June 12-15, 2013, hosted by Seattle Pro Musica and the Seattle Symphony and Seattle Symphony Chorale. A compelling line-up of keynote speakers and sessions covered important issues in chorus management and leadership. Speakers included: Morten Lauridsen, composer; Salvador Acevedo, executive, consultant, and researcher; Laura Zucker, executive director of Los Angeles County Arts Commission; Sarah Johnson, director of Weill Music Institute at Carnegie Hall; and an appearance by Leslie Chihuly, chair of Seattle Symphony and Seattle Symphony Choral board of directors. More information.
- 2012 Chorus America Conference: Minneapolis, MN, June 13-16, 2012, hosted by VocalEssence.
- 2011 Chorus America Conference: San Francisco, CA, June 8-11, 2011, hosted by Chanticleer and the San Francisco Girls Chorus
- 2010 Chorus America Conference: Atlanta, GA, June 16-19, 2010, hosted by the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and Chorus