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Member Spotlight: Roland Carter

Preserving and Performing African-American Music

Choral conductor and composer/arranger Roland Carter has a passion for finding and performing the rich array of choral music from the African American tradition. While at the 2012 Chorus America Conference in Minneapolis, Chorus America talked with Carter about his life and work. 

A Capital Farewell for Norman Scribner

DC's "dean" of choral conductors steps down and reflects on a career that spanned a half century in the U.S. capital

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Member Spotlight: KellyAnn Nelson and Christopher Eanes & the Young Professionals Choral Collective, Cincinnati

Many young professionals lose the choral experience they loved in school. KellyAnn Nelson and Christopher Eanes hit on a surefire draw: Invite 20- and 30-somethings to rehearse and perform in a local bar.

Masterclass in Motion: The Making of a Choral-Orchestral Conductor

Early- and mid-career learning for choral conductors is hard to find and requires a public process that demands courage and stamina.

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Member Spotlight: Anne Sears and Westminster Choir College

Anne Sears, director of external affairs at Westminster Choir College of Rider University, tells Chorus America's president & CEO Ann Meier Baker about a special audience participation project during this year’s choir tour.

Navigating a Music Director Transition

An Online Seminar

Responding to survey data that revealed that 33% of responding conductors were founding directors that anticipated retiring from their ensembles within 5-10 years, Chorus America created this online seminar, Navigating a Music Director Transition. Packed full of video interviews with leaders in the field who have addressed this transition from all different roles (departing music director, incoming music director, board president, executive director, search committee member, etc.), as well as practical worksheets and tools, the 4-part seminar is a vital resource for any choruses anticipating an artistic change.

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The Road to Chorus Management

As the profession of chorus management matures, managers are finding new ways into their careers.

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Music Director Search Audition Evaluation Form

Template for Evaluating Finalists

A rating form for singers to use when evaluating conductors who have been identified as finalists during a music director search.

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Choral Conductors Today: A Study

Chorus America interviewed more than 700 conductors about their career paths, levels of education, salary, job satisfaction, and more in 2005. The resulting data provides a profile of the "typical" choral conductor that may be surprising.

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