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Six Essential Steps for Evaluating Your Chorus’s Education Program

Your chorus has created and launched an exciting education program. How will you measure its effectiveness? Kimberly Meisten of VocalEssence and David Myers of the University of Minnesota School of Music presented some winning ideas at the 2012 Chorus America Conference.

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Sing for Your Life: What We Can Learn from the “Singing Cultures”

In Finland, people sing in choirs well into their golden years. Julene Johnson, PhD, a research professor at University of California, San Francisco, tells what she has learned about the importance of choral singing and healthy aging.

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Students Discover Their “Voices Within”

The Los Angeles Master Chorale’s education outreach program leads young people into the heart of the creative process

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Lessons Learned from Successful School Education Programs

Consider these insights and cautionary tales gleaned from the experience of four choruses about how to establish and maintain a strong, school-based education outreach program.

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“We Wrote That!” LA Students Become Composers, with a Little Help from Their Friends

The Los Angeles Master Chorale’s Voices Within artist residency program teaches public school students how to tap their creative voices to compose and perform their own original songs.

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Kids in Pennsylvania Learn Why Bach Is an “Awesome Dude”

The Bach Choir of Bethlehem’s Bach to School program helps students see the parallels between the music of the master and their own lives.  

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VocalEssence's WITNESS: Celebrating Cultural Diversity through Music

Shining the spotlight on VocalEssence and its remarkable education outreach program serving thousands of students in and around the Twin Cities.

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A Winning Formula for Music Education in the Windy City

What are the essential elements of an education outreach program? We take a look at Music of the Baroque’s Strong Voices program, supporting promising young students and choral music in Chicago’s public high schools.

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Making the Case for Your School Choir: An Advocacy Guide

Given the situation at the federal, state, and local levels, Chorus America developed this guide to help chart a path toward proactive advocacy on behalf of choral music education. Contains a step-by-step advocacy plan as well as research and statistics on the value of choral singing in school from more than 40 studies.

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