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The Feldenkrais Method for Singers—Relaxing the Tongue

The practice of Feldenkrais can help singers perform with minimum effort and maximum efficiency. In this video, Feldenkrais practitioner Karen Clark demonstrates how to train the powerful tongue muscle to cooperate with rather than hinder the singing process.

New Choral Broadcasts to Get Us Through COVID-19

*Previously, we highlighted choruses and choral leaders who launched creative online participatory singing outlets to combat COVID-19.

As self-quarantining and social distancing continue amid the outbreak of COVID-19 in North America and around the globe, more choruses are finding new ways to get their music and message out to their communities who are at home. Here are a handful of choral broadcasts we've seen start up in recent days.

 

Choruses and COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

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Chorus America continues to track news and collect information about the impact of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) from our members and partners. This page serves as our central hub of information to help you stay informed and weather the storm. We're here for you, and we'll help you make it through this crisis.

 

Preparing for Potential Impact of COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

*UPDATE: We are using new link for our latest updates. Please visit this link for our most up-to-date resources and information on COVID-19.

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Chorus America is tracking news and collecting information about COVID-19 (Coronavirus) from our members and partners. While the spread and impact of the virus is not fully known, we encourage choruses to prepare for how the situation might affect your organization and any upcoming events. 

An Interview with Vijay Gupta

Vijay Gupta is both a violinist with the Los Angeles Philharmonic and a dedicated advocate for the power of music to change lives and reconnect us to our shared humanity. In 2011, he founded Street Symphony, a non-profit organization dedicated to engaging musicians in performance and dialogue with marginalized communities of people experiencing poverty, homelessness and incarceration. 

Community Engagement: More Examples From Around North America

In preparation for publishing a series of community engagement case studies, we asked our members to share their own experiences with community engagement. The responses we received represent choruses of many types and sizes, from all over North America. They show the many different ways choruses are leveraging the power of choral music to impact their communities.

Singing and the Brain

Humans have a special ability to learn songs and change them over time—a skill that is useful in treating neurological problems and may help support overall brain health. Researcher Aniruddh D. Patel explains.

Documentary Tells the Story of a Very Special Prison Choir

Conducting Hope tells the inspiring story of the East Hills Singers at Lansing Correctional Facility in Kansas. Producer and director Margie Friedman talks about the only men’s prison choir in the country to perform outside prison walls. 

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