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When Only Some Singers Are Paid

The experience of several professional core choruses demonstrates there are ways to gracefully handle the inherent tension that arises when paid singers are brought on board in a mostly volunteer ensemble. Here are eight tips from managers, conductors, and volunteer singers who have been through this process.

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Transitioning to a Professional Core Chorus

Adding paid professional singers to a volunteer chorus raises issues of fairness, finances, artistic prowess, and culture. We offer advice for managing the process from those who've been through it.

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Creating a Conducting Video

An Essential Part of a Conductor's Portfolio

Videos play a vital role in advancing the careers of conductors today, both as self-evaluation tools and as a way to easily showcase skills to others. We explore two types of conducting videos, the guidelines to create them, and how to use them to enhance your career.

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Singing in the Schools: Putting Education in Chorus DNA

Winner of Chorus America’s 2010 Education Outreach Award, Chanticleer demonstrates how to grow an education program that touches the lives of the next generation of singers

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The Rise of the Professional Chorus

We look back on the emergence of professional choruses in North America and the role of professional singers in bringing them public acclaim.

Reaching for Artistic Excellence

How Choruses Actively Plan for Improvement

No matter where your chorus is on the road toward artistic excellence, you can take steps to get better—a diverse sample of choruses tell their inspiring stories.

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Building Today's Professional Choruses

Adventuresome repertoire, distinctive voices, flexible organizations, and innovative productions have expanded the concept of what a professional chorus looks like today—here's what it takes to excel.

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From Choral to Solo...and Back Again?

Like oil on water, there's probably good reason for the conventional wisdom that solo singing and choral singing just don't mix. And yet, there are growing numbers of professional singers who are bridging both worlds and are building complete and joyful careers singing both solo and choral repertoire. In fact, for many, it is the choral part of their careers that is most gratifying to them.

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Inside Conspirare: A Different Kind of Chorus

Choruses have a real chance to be innovators and maybe help lead the way for all the arts.

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Gregg Smith Singers At 50

A look at the Gregg Smith Singers' astounding legacy of supporting new choral music in America.

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