Chorus America's most comprehensive suite of membership benefits, discounts, and resources is reserved for our member choruses. We understand that many different leaders are involved in running a successful chorus and we've structured our membership to benefit your entire board and staff team. Our tiered dues system is designed to be flexible based on your budget size, too.
Chorus Membership Dues
|Budgets up to $87,499||$150|
|Budgets from $87,500-$999,999||0.00175 of budget (0.175%) up to $825 maximum|
|Budgets $1 million and above||$925|
We turn to Chorus America for the help we need. It's the only place that offers us the administrative tools, professional development, and networking that supports all of our leaders.
Craig Hella Johnson, Founder & Artistic Director, Conspirare
We serve many different types of choruses, and when you join, we'll ask you to tell us which type best describes your organization. Some are obvious: symphonic chorus, volunteer chorus, and children/youth chorus. Others require a bit more explanation.
A professional chorus can be pre-professional (pays some of its singers some of the time), professional core (pays some of its singers all of the time—a minimum of 12 singers or 25% of the singers in the chorus, whichever is less), or fully professional (pays all of its singers all of the time), but they must meet the following additional criteria:
- Minimum pay to singers: Twice the minimum federal hourly wage for each hour singers are contracted to rehearse and/or perform (based upon an average of combined rehearsal and performance hours per production). Note: The minimum hourly wage is set by the federal government and required by law.
- Seasons and concert requirements: Minimum of two consecutive performance seasons with at least three different programs per season.
An umbrella chorus indicates that you operate several groups under one umbrella. So, if Example Chorus, Inc. operated both the Example Choralaires (an adult, volunteer chorus) and Sing by Example! (a children/youth chorus), they would choose "umbrella chorus" as their designation. However, if they operated multiple choruses of the same type, e.g. all children/youth choirs, then they would choose "children/youth chorus" as their designation.