Community Engagement

Civic Engagement and Community Outreach have been used so interchangeably in our tagging that we propose using one tag: "Community Engagement" instead

Member Spotlight: Dominick DiOrio, Composer and Choral Conductor, Indiana University

Dominick DiOrio is one of the youngest people ever to be hired on the conducting faculty at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. He leads NOTUS, a 30-member auditioned ensemble that specializes in music of the last 50 years. Chorus America talked to DiOrio about his own compositions and his passion for finding and performing the music of contemporary composers.

Can Everybody Sing?

Singer and Composer Melanie DeMore Says Yes!

Singer and composer Melanie DeMore enjoys nothing more than gathering together a group of people and forming a spontaneous choir. “I think that singing in a community allows people to have a certain bigness that they cannot have in a solitary way,” she says. In this Chorus America interview, DeMore talks about the importance of spreading the gift of choral singing far and wide. 

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Member Spotlight: Jane Ramseyer Miller, One Voice Mixed Chorus

Confronting Bullying Through Song

One Voice Mixed Chorus, Minnesota's gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and allies chorus, is committed to building community and creating social change. The group's music director, Jane Ramseyer Miller, talked with Chorus America about how their mission propelled a unique outreach to public school students in the Twin Cities.

Evaluate Your Chorus’ Education Program—On Any Budget

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

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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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Changing Your Chorus from Within

How chorus leaders can use the principles of organizational culture to implement change and get the best results for their organizations

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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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Chicago a cappella: Leveraging Repertoire To Build a Brand

A journey through the history of Jewish liturgical music alters a chorus’s path to the future.

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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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