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Vocal Hacks

Every conductor, singer or voice teacher needs a few good vocal hacks. No, we’re not talking mediocre singers; we’re borrowing from the tech world where Merriam-Webster defines a hack as a “creative solution to a computer hardware or programming problem or limitation.”

Robert Shaw and the Brahms Requiem

No other piece of music captivated iconic conductor Robert Shaw more than the Brahms  Requiem. A symposium presented by Chorus America in honor of the Shaw centenary explored the conductor’s deep connection to this masterwork—and what it reveals about his approach to music and his legacy.

Practice, Practice, Practice

Choral conductors and singers share their own practicing best practices

What does it take to get to Carnegie Hall? Or to a memorable choral performance? Everyone knows the answer. But many are the music scores that sit unattended in car trunks between rehearsals. And many are the frustrated choral conductors who wish their singers would put in the time that the music deserves.

Singing for the Pope in DC

Diana Saez on teaching pronunciation when the Pope is listening

On the first leg of Pope Francis' historic visit to the United States, an elite choir of 90 singers assembled from across the region will lift their voices to celebrate Mass at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, DC.

Member Spotlight: Mimi Bornstein, Midcoast Community Chorus

Midcoast Community Chorus of Rockport, Maine was founded on the belief that everyone has a voice that deserves to be heard and that powerful things happen when we sing together in community. The group’s founder and artistic director Mimi Bornstein talks about the impact of that vision in the community.

Improve Your Sight-Singing Before Your Next Audition

For many choral singers, sight-singing is the scariest part of an audition. But with a little practice, you can get better at it. Here are some ideas to try before your next audition.

How Important is Sight-Singing?

It’s a question many singers ask themselves, especially right before their chorus audition. What are conductors really looking for? Is it perfection?

12 Signs You Sing in a Chorus: Holiday Edition

The holidays are an especially busy and rewarding time to be a choral singer  balancing family celebrations and errands with rehearsals and performances. In honor of the season, here’s a special list of telltale signs that you might be a singer in a chorus. 

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