• Welcome to Chorus America,

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

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  • Apply Now for the July Conducting Academy!

    Build choral-orchestral skills and advance your career in a supportive learning environment with master teachers. Applications for Conducting Fellows and Scholars due January 13.

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  • Understanding Audiences

    This August, Chorus America released the results of the first-ever systematic look at what moves and motivates the people who attend choral music concerts. In partnership with leading research and consulting firm WolfBrown, the Intrinsic Impact Audience Project worked with 23...Read More

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    Understanding Audiences
  • 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
Vocal Hacks

11.17.16

Vocal Hacks

Every conductor, singer or voice teacher needs a few good vocal hacks. No, we’re not talking mediocre singers; we’re borrowing from the tech world where Merriam-Webster defines a hack as a “creative solution to a computer hardware or programming problem or limitation.” Read more

Chorus Operations Survey Report (2016)

11.14.16

Chorus Operations Survey Report (2016)

Chorus America's annual survey of the operations of choruses, the Chorus Operations Survey Report includes more than 45 different analyses, from number of board meetings to board giving, from ticket pricing to chorus dues amounts, from accompanist pay practices to marketing efficiency. The 2016 report features data from the 2014-2015 season, as well as a new series on board terms and director term limits. Read more

Responding to Tragedy

11.03.16

Responding to Tragedy

In the wake of terrible events, choruses and choral leaders have found ways to be part of the response and healing process. Read more

Understanding Audiences

11.03.16

Understanding Audiences

Takeaways from the Intrinsic Impact Audience Project

This August, Chorus America released the results of the first-ever systematic look at what moves and motivates the people who attend choral music concerts. In partnership with leading research and consulting firm WolfBrown, the Intrinsic Impact Audience Project worked with 23 choruses across North America to survey their audiences.  Read more

Meet A Member: Kirke Mechem, Composer, Author, Librettist

11.03.16

Meet A Member: Kirke Mechem, Composer, Author, Librettist

At 91, Kansas-born Kirke Mechem has often been called “the dean of American choral composers.” That does not mean he is slowing down, however. Read more

Making the case for your school choir.