Dressing Your Chorus

09.07.16

Dressing Your Chorus

Whether your chorus has 10 singers or 110, what those singers wear matters. The overall look should complement, not distract from, the music and communicate a certain level of seriousness, or as one choral conductor quipped, “not like you just walked in off the street.”  Read more

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

Making the case for your school choir.