Children/Youth

'Chorus Impact Study' Tool: PowerPoint Presentation

A PowerPoint presentation that summarizes the key findings and data points from the 2009 Chorus Impact Study.

Children's Chorus Recruitment Case Study

Developed after in-depth interviews with 20 children's choruses, this case study attempts to address common barriers and pre-conceptions about the recruitment issue.

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You've Reached an Organizational Impasse—Now What?

A Children's Chorus Case Study

A children's chorus manager is at at an impasse in moving her organization forward with the ambitious artistic plans for future growth. Several experts weigh in on how she should proceed.

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Making the Case for School Choirs

A Free Resource from Chorus America Can Help

There is plenty of evidence that singing in a choir helps students succeed in school, work, and life. And yet, today choral programs are under siege—competition for school dollars, time in the school day, and a narrow focus on just a few subjects covered on standardized tests all pose significant challenges to the future of school choirs.

Boys to Men: Singing Through Voice Change

An influx of new programs are beginning to recognize the value of keeping boys singing—through changing voices and for a lifetime.

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When Children Sing, It's a Family Affair

Participation in a children's chorus yields a return on investment that might seem hard to quantify at first. Parents talk about the many rewards—growing confidence, enhanced musical knowledge and skill, an ability to work together in an accepting, nurturing community, opportunities to travel and learn about other cultures, close friendships—and the challenges of such an investment.

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How Choruses Have Become Ambassadors of Peace

There is perhaps no more fitting metaphor for bridging discord than voices joined in harmony.

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Time Out for Good Behavior

An Executive Sabbatical Renews and Refuels

After more than a decade as chief executive of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, Allison Vulgamore took a sabbatical to travel to a prison in Morocco for boys. She shares her transformative experience of preparing them to sing in a concert without the benefit of a shared language.

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Tell Me A Story: The Personal Impact of Singing

Personal stories can be a vital way to communicate the value of your chorus.

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