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

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    Build choral-orchestral skills and advance your career in a supportive learning environment with master teachers.

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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
Choral Conductors Today: Key Findings from the 2017 Report

09.06.17

Choral Conductors Today: Key Findings from the 2017 Report

Understanding more about choral conducting as an occupation can help choral conductors plan their careers and choral leaders make better decisions. This report uses data drawn from the survey responses of more than 600 conductors to examine conductors' career paths, training, responsibilities, salaries, and more. These key findings provide an overview of both important challenges and reasons to feel confident about the health of the profession, as well as developments since Chorus America's first choral conductor survey over a decade ago. Access the full report, available to Chorus America members, here.  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

Handling Singer Dismissals the Right Way

09.20.17

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 spelled-out dismissal procedure, or do you handle things on a case-by-case basis? Or are you sitting there crossing your fingers and hoping it won’t happen, because there is no precedent in recent memory? Read more

An Interview with Vijay Gupta

06.02.17

An Interview with Vijay Gupta

Vijay Gupta is both a violinist with the Los Angeles Philharmonic and a dedicated advocate for the power of music to change lives and reconnect us to our shared humanity. In 2011, he founded Street Symphony, a non-profit organization dedicated to engaging musicians in performance and dialogue with marginalized communities of people experiencing poverty, homelessness and incarceration.  Read more

Making the case for your school choir.