Big Things Can Happen in Small Places

02.11.15

Big Things Can Happen in Small Places

In 2014, the Chorus of Westerly won more than $1 million in Rhode Island state funds to support the renovation of its historic performance hall. Here’s how they did it.   Read more

Theodore Thomas: Building American Orchestras and Choirs

02.06.15

Theodore Thomas: Building American Orchestras and Choirs

This issue of the American Choral Review examines the life and legacy of little-known conductor Theodore Thomas, who in the mid 19th-century almost single-handedly built two of the premiere orchestras in the country and was one of the first conductors to treat the chorus as a serious ensemble, fostering performances of large choral-orchestral works. Read more

Member Spotlight: Lisa Bielawa, Artistic Director, San Francisco Girls Chorus

02.03.15

Member Spotlight: Lisa Bielawa, Artistic Director, San Francisco Girls Chorus

"I want to catalyze an international community around our organization and expand the repertoire that we do." Read more

Member Spotlight: Mimi Bornstein, Midcoast Community Chorus

01.12.15

Member Spotlight: Mimi Bornstein, Midcoast Community Chorus

Midcoast Community Chorus of Rockport, Maine was founded on the belief that everyone has a voice that deserves to be heard and that powerful things happen when we sing together in community. The group’s founder and artistic director Mimi Bornstein talks about the impact of that vision in the community. Read more

Who’s in Charge Here?

12.29.14

Who’s in Charge Here?

For the members of C4: The Choral Composer/Conductor Collective, the answer is “everyone.” Here’s how this “team of maestros” navigates their various roles in the organization. Read more

Making the case for your school choir.