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Why the Bach Passions Are Problematic

What is our responsibility as singers and as choruses when historic choral works are offensive, even hostile, to a whole group of people? Tom Hall, music director of the Baltimore Choral Arts Society, discusses Bach's St. Matthew Passion and St. John Passion.

A Repertoire Reference Guide of Twenty-First Century Works for Male Chorus

Research Memorandum Series No. 199

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'Music Director Transition' Tool: Sample Search Timeline

A sample timeline to help with music director search planning.

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'Music Director Transition' Tool: Orientation Materials Checklist

A checklist of documents and organizational background to prepare for the incoming music director.

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'Music Director Transition' Tool: Developing a Communications Plan

A worksheet to help choruses communicate to all constituents in the event of an artistic founder transition.

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'Music Director Transition' Tool: Action Plan Matrix

A worksheet to help choruses plan for founding artistic leadership transitions.

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'Music Director Transition' Tool: 3 Key Transition Questions

Questions to answer as you begin a founding music director transition.

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'Music Director Transition' Tool: Where to Publicize the Search

A list of chorus- and arts-specific job boards.

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'Music Director Transition' Tool: Readiness Quiz

Is your chorus ready for a founder transition? This 9-question quiz will help you determine the answer.

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'Music Director Transition' Tool: Building Your Search Budget

Searching for new artistic leadership requires its own budget. This list of income and expense considerations will help.

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