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  • Meet A Member: Alexander Lloyd Blake, Tonality

    Alexander Lloyd Blake has plenty of jobs to keep himself busy. Blake is the choir director for the LA County High School for the Arts, and principal assistant conductor of the National Children's Chorus’ Los Angeles ensemble. But that’s not all. “I'm an assistant conductor at...Read More

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    Meet A Member: Alexander Lloyd Blake, Tonality
  • Choral Conductors Today: Responding to a Shifting Career Model

    In an effort to renew our understanding of the roles, responsibilities, and challenges choral conductors encounter and how they affect the choral ecosystem, Chorus America undertook a new study, updating survey findings from a decade ago. The results highlight both important...Read More

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    Choral Conductors Today: Responding to a Shifting Career Model
  • Handling Singer Dismissals the Right Way

    A community chorus is held together by its singers’ commitment to each other and to the group. But what happens when a volunteer singer becomes disruptive to that community spirit—and won’t comply with repeated requests to change their ways? Does your chorus have a carefully...Read More

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    Handling Singer Dismissals the Right Way
  • Morten Lauridsen and His Illuminating Impact

    In the last decade of the 20th century, the composer Morten Lauridsen wrote a series of pieces while serving a residency for the Los Angeles Master Chorale that have had a lasting and international impact. This year the choral world celebrates the 20th anniversary of the largest...Read More

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    Morten Lauridsen and His Illuminating Impact
Making Your Chorus Welcoming for Transgender Singers

12.30.17

Making Your Chorus Welcoming for Transgender Singers

Choruses seek to foster an open, welcoming culture, but some practices can exclude and cause pain for transgender singers. Here are some steps your chorus can take to avoid them. Read more

'We live off the beaten path': The Challenges of Finding Great Community Chorus Repertoire

12.30.17

'We live off the beaten path': The Challenges of Finding Great Community Chorus Repertoire

For any chorus, finding the right repertoire can be an imposing task. But the process is especially difficult for community choruses. Why is the search so hard for them, how do they deal with the obstacles, and what more can be done to help these ensembles locate the music that’s right for them? Read more

Nontraditional Holiday Choral Programs

12.14.17

Nontraditional Holiday Choral Programs

The December holidays are synonymous with choral music, and thousands of people in North America celebrate with singing in or attending concerts that feature timeless carols and familiar favorites. But some choruses are breaking away from the tried-and-true holiday concert formula. We spoke with several choral leaders whose ensembles are highlighting lesser-known traditions, or using holiday themes to explore more universal concepts or address timely social issues. Read more

Meet A Member: Anne Longmore, Toronto Mendelssohn Choir

11.30.17

Meet A Member: Anne Longmore, Toronto Mendelssohn Choir

Toronto Mendelssohn Choir director of marketing and community outreach Anne Longmore has an unusual dual career—college professor and arts administrator, thanks to a big move. Read more

Choral Conductors Today: Responding to a Shifting Career Model

10.04.17

Choral Conductors Today: Responding to a Shifting Career Model

In an effort to renew our understanding of the roles, responsibilities, and challenges choral conductors encounter and how they affect the choral ecosystem, Chorus America undertook a new study, updating survey findings from a decade ago. The results highlight both important challenges and reasons to feel confident about the health of the profession.  Read more

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