Complete the Chorus Operations Survey

The Chorus Operations Survey is the go-to source of data that helps your chorus make important decisions about programming, budgeting, staffing, and more. Please help create this valuable resource by participating!

Chorus America members will complete the Chorus Operations Survey through the SMU DataArts platform. The data collected from this survey is published in the Chorus Operations Survey Report, which helps choruses make better decisions about programming, budgeting, staffing, and other management practices. Chorus America also uses this data to offer general compensation information for administrative and artistic leaders, singers, and accompanists, and to provide customized compensation reports for administrative and artistic leaders.

We're giving you more time to complete the survey - deadline extended through 2/14!

We're trying something new this year and leaving the survey open through February 14 in an effort to give as many choruses time to respond as possible. We've already done two $100 VISA gift card drawings: one from among everyone who completed the survey by the end of November, and one from among everyone who completed the survey through the end of December. We'll do one final gift card drawing after the survey closes.

How to Get Started 

Completing the Chorus Operations Survey

  1. Complete a Cultural Data Profile. To learn more, check out this article from DataArts’ Knowledgebase: How do I create a Cultural Data Profile?
  2. Complete the Chorus Operations Survey Questions. To learn more, check out this article from DataArts’ Knowledgebase: What questions are included in the Chorus Operations Survey?

About SMU DataArts

DataArts, formerly the Cultural Data Project, was founded to bring the language and leverage of data to the business of culture. The Cultural Data Profile (CDP) is DataArts’ flagship service, which thousands of cultural nonprofits use annually to report their financial and programmatic information. DataArts seeks to be a catalyst for data-informed decision-making.

The CDP is an online survey for collecting and standardizing historical, financial, and organizational data for arts organizations, and it's a huge resource for measuring the impact of the arts. There is a Support Center and online resources including a searchable Knowledgebase, free webinars and a video library available at to help get you started.

The more organizations that complete CDPs, the more powerful this national online database becomes. Once your data is in the system, you can also run reports and metrics to analyze trends at your organization in comparison to those at peer choruses throughout the country.

If you are new to SMU DataArts, you can learn more about how to create an account or how to join an organization.

Please direct questions concerning DataArts and your Chorus Operations Survey to:

DataArts Support Center; Hours: M-F 9am to 8pm ET; Email:; Phone: 877-707-DATA (877-707-3282)

Please direct questions for Chorus America to:

Liza Beth, Vice President of Communications and Membership; Email:

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