Community Engagement

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

Chorus Impact Study

How Children, Adults, and Communities Benefit from Choruses

Chorus America's landmark study on the impact of choral singers of all ages on the communities in which they live. The study tracks a marked increase in the number of singers across the USA, it also collects data on the impact of choral singing on children and youth for the first time.

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'Chorus Impact Study' Tool: Adaptable Op-Ed

Download this opinion piece to customize and submit to your local newspaper to help raise the profile of choruses in your area.

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Additional content: Ambassadors of Peace

Examples of concert programming that are designed on themes of peace or reconciliation. Partner piece to "How Choruses Have Become Ambassadors of Peace."

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Chorus America Research Memo

NEA's 2008 Survey of Public Participation in the Arts

Chorus America illustrates how the National Endowment for the Arts' release of a research memo to the 2008 Survey of Public Participation in the Arts relates to the 2009 Chorus Impact Study.

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Guerilla Concerts

Singing is an anywhere, anytime activity in many parts of the world. There, it's not something you go to—it's something you are. What if we took music out into the world rather than always asking people to come to it? One ensemble endeavors to do just that by taking choral music to the most unlikely places.

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The Crowd Snores

Are we chasing audiences with marketing and theatrics at the expense of real engagement? Some observations and lessons from the world of opera.

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Homeless Women Find Healing in DC Chorus

One conductor witnesses the restorative power of music in her chorus at Washington, DC's N Street Village shelter.

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The Shifting Sands of Demand

Trends in Arts Audience Behaviors

Drawing on a wide range of arts industry research and his own observations about the larger environment in which arts groups operate, Alan Brown shares six interrelated macro trends affecting audience behaviors and demand for arts programming.

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Grantwriting: Crafting an Effective Case Statement

Writing grant proposals or even a simple appeal letter is always a challenge. These sample paragraphs may help you as you are trying to "make the case" for your chorus.

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