The Chorus Impact Study: Singing for a Lifetime
Complete the Chorus Impact Survey and Help Make the Case for Singing Together
Chorus America's Chorus Impact Study provides data on the scope of choral singing in the U.S. and the impact of singing in a chorus that simply can't be found anywhere else.
It's time to update this important research. We hope you'll help us by completing the new Chorus Impact Survey before November 9!
If you sing regularly with a group, please start by completing the survey yourself. The survey takes approximately 18 minutes. All responses will be kept anonymous by independent research firm Grunwald Associates, and will be reviewed and reported on in aggregate only. Take the survey before November 9!
About the Study
Our most recent Chorus Impact Study found that 42.6 million Americans sing regularly in a chorus, and that children and adults who sing are more likely to demonstrate academic success and important life skills. The new Chorus Impact Study, Singing for a Lifetime, will update these important findings and add new data on the value of group singing for older adults (age 62+).
A Note about the Content of the Survey: The Chorus Impact Survey explores personal characteristics of choral singers, such as level of civic engagement, likeliness to be philanthropic, and openness and adaptability. You may find some of the survey questions surprising. Please know that we have vetted them carefully, and that they will add important dimension to our data about choral singers.
Help Us Spread the Word
Please share the survey with the singers in your network before November 9! The more participation, the better the resulting study will tell the story of how singing together contributes to our lives and communities.
Your participation will directly contribute to a better understanding of how group singing benefits singers and communities - and help all choruses make a strong case for community support. The results will be available in the spring of 2019.
We are proud that the American Choral Directors Association (ACDA), the National Association of Music Merchants Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Research Program, and Encore Creativity for Older Adults are leading sponsors of this important research and partnering with us to ensure broad participation in the survey.
This project is made possible by funding support from
- American Choral Directors Association
- Katherine B. Andersen Fund of the Saint Paul Foundation
- National Association of Music Merchants Foundation
- National Endowment for the Arts
Additional funding provided by
- Encore Creativity for Older Adults
- Cincinnati May Festival Chorus
- San Francisco Girls Chorus
- Choral Arts Society of Washington
- Colorado Children’s Chorale
- Indianapolis Children’s Choir