• Welcome to Chorus America,

    the advocacy, research, and leadership development organization for choruses, choral leaders, and singers.

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  • Jumpstart your chorus!

    This three-day "crash course" delivers the management know-how you need to take your chorus to the next level.
    Proudly hosted by Choirs Ontario

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  • Making the First Hire

    Hiring your chorus’s first employee is an important step. Here’s how to make sure you get it right.Read More

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    Making the First Hire
  • Beyond Outreach: Four Community Engagement Stories

    Choral music has a unique power to touch hearts and souls – but how can choruses leverage that power to impact their communities? These four stories provide some answers. Read More

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    Beyond Outreach: Four Community Engagement Stories
  • Practice, Practice, Practice

    What does it take to get to Carnegie Hall? Or to a memorable choral performance? Everyone knows the answer. But many are the music scores that sit unattended in car trunks between rehearsals. And many are the frustrated choral conductors who wish their singers would put in the...Read More

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    Practice, Practice, Practice
  • Audiences Everywhere!

    The people who would love to come to your next concert are out there. But it will require more than just more advertising or deeper discounts to find them and bring them into the fold. Arts consultant Matt Lehrman explains. Read More

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    Audiences Everywhere!
Robert Shaw and the Brahms Requiem

08.05.16

Robert Shaw and the Brahms Requiem

No other piece of music captivated iconic conductor Robert Shaw more than the Brahms  Requiem. A symposium presented by Chorus America in honor of the Shaw centenary explored the conductor’s deep connection to this masterwork—and what it reveals about his approach to music and his legacy. Read more

Working with Multicultural Choirs: Reflections after 25 Years

07.27.16

Working with Multicultural Choirs: Reflections after 25 Years

As a graduate conducting student at Temple University in the 1980s, Diana V. Saez recalls being frustrated that there was no mention of Latin American composers—except for the famous composers Villalobos from Brazil and Ginastera from Argentina. When she moved to Washington DC, in 1990, she found a bustling choral music scene, with a wide variety of choruses. But Latin American music was not part of the standard repertoire. Read more

Meet A Member: Brett Scott, University of Cincinnati-College Conservatory of Music

06.30.16

Meet A Member: Brett Scott, University of Cincinnati-College Conservatory of Music

L. Brett Scott has touched many sides of the choral world in his career so far, and it figures that plenty more is in store. “My association has gone from a symphonic chorus, to research, to a community choir, and now includes a larger choral-orchestral ensemble again,” he says. Read more

Making the First Hire

05.18.16

Making the First Hire

Hiring your chorus’s first employee is an important step. Here’s how to make sure you get it right. Read more

Beyond Outreach: Four Community Engagement Stories

05.03.16

Beyond Outreach: Four Community Engagement Stories

Choral music has a unique power to touch hearts and souls – but how can choruses leverage that power to impact their communities? These four stories provide some answers.  Read more

Making the case for your school choir.