Chorus America/ASCAP Award for Adventurous Programming

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The Chorus America/ASCAP Award for Adventurous Programming recognizes member choruses that demonstrate a commitment to fostering and promoting new music. Awards are based not only on the number of works performed which were written in the last 25 years, but also on the variety and creativity of the new music programmed during the most recently completed season. The selection panel gives special attention to commissioned works and to world, United States, and regional premieres.

Winners of these awards receive an engraved plaque and a cash award. The winners are selected by an anonymous panel of choral composers appointed by Chorus America; these people serve on a rotating basis so that each year's panel represents a fresh mix of choral composers.

2014 Application Information

Past Recipients of Chorus America/ASCAP Award for Adventurous Programming

2013 Mendelssohn Club of Philadelphia
VocalEssence
Anima—Young Singers of Greater Chicago
2012 San Francisco Choral Artists
Santa Fe Women's Ensemble
Piedmont East Bay Children's Choir
2011 The Crossing
International Orange Chorale of San Francisco
San Francisco Girls Chorus
2010 Cantori New York
Los Angeles Master Chorale
Young People's Chorus of New York City
2009 The Crossing
Volti
Piedmont East Bay Children's Choir
2008 Chanticleer
The Esoterics
Peninsula Girls Chorus
2007 The New York Virtuoso Singers
Volti
Syracuse Children's Chorus
2006 The Esoterics
Opus 7
Youth Choral Theater of Chicago
2005 VocalEssence
Volti
Young People's Chorus of New York City
2004 Opus 7
San Francisco Girls Chorus
South Bend Chamber Singers
2003 Los Angeles Master Chorale
The Esoterics
Peninsula Women's Chorus
Portland Symphonic Girlchoir
2002 VocalEssence
Volti
Opus 7
Syracuse Children's Chorus
2001 The Choral Arts Society of Washington
The Esoterics
Los Angeles Chamber Singers and Cappella
Anima: Young Singers of Chicago
2000 San Francisco Girls Chorus
Kansas City Chorale
Cantori New York
1999 Dale Warland Singers
The Dessoff Choirs
Peninsula Women's Chorus
1998 Indianapolis Children's Choir
Volti
Camerata Singers
1997 VocalEssence
Vocal Arts Ensemble of Cincinnati
Cantori New York
1996 The Dale Warland Singers
The Gregg Smith Singers
Seattle Pro Musica
1995 Los Angeles Master Chorale
Cantata Singers
Volti (formerly known as San Francisco Chamber Singers)
1994 Chanticleer
The New York Virtuoso Singers
VocalEssence
Chautauqua Singers
1993 The Dale Warland Singers
The Vocal Arts Ensemble of Cincinnati
The Cantabile Chamber Chorale
The Fairbanks Choral Society
1992 Gregg Smith Singers
Dale Warland Singers (second place)
New York Concert Singers
The New York Virtuoso Singers (second place)
VocalEssence
Alexandria Choral Society
Mendelssohn Club of Philadelphia (second place)