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.
June 12-15, 2013
Hosted by Seattle Pro Musica and the Seattle Symphony and Symphony Chorale
Recent Conference Locations and Hosts
- 2012 Chorus America Conference: Minneapolis, MN, June 13-16, 2012, hosted by VocalEssence. A compelling line-up of keynote speakers and sessions covered important issues in chorus management and leadership. Speakers included: Marilyn Carlson Nelson, chairman and former CEO of Carlson; Alan Brown, principal of WolfBrown; Eric Friesen, radio personality from CBC Radio and Minnesota Public Radio; Melanie DeMore, singer songwriter and teaching artist; and an appearance by Garrison Keillor host of A Prarie Home Companion. More information.
- 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