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Access and Accommodation Resources

A list of resources to help choruses provide reasonable accommodation in accordance with ADA regulations.

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Board Member End-of-Term Questions

Use this questionnaire at the end of each board member's term.

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Finance Scavenger Hunt

Developed by an executive director, a treasurer, and a lawyer, this handout walks through the basics of sound financial management and how to read financial statements. A great primer for new board members!

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Children's Chorus Recruitment Case Study

Developed after in-depth interviews with 20 children's choruses, this case study attempts to address common barriers and pre-conceptions about the recruitment issue.

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Daily Warm-Ups to Prepare for the New Choral Season

You wouldn't run a marathon on your first day back from a jogging hiatus. The same concept applies to singing. Head of faculty at Berkshire Choral Festival and director of choral activities at Lewis and Clark College, Kathy Fitzgibbon, offers her advice for coming back to singing after a summer off.

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Sing Along with Melanie DeMore

Warm up your voice with Melanie DeMore during this "Morning Sing" at Chorus America's 2011 Conference in San Francisco. Her exuberant energy and innovative technique for teaching the songs are at the core of these refreshing and uplifting clips.

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Rach On! Performing Rachmaninoff's All-Night Vigil

An a cappella masterpiece of staggering beauty and power, Rachmaninoff's All-Night Vigil (or Vespers) presents many challenges for the choral singer. Grant Gershon, music director of the Los Angeles Master Chorale, chose the piece to open his 10th Anniversary season with LAMC. We talked with him about the work and how he prepared his singers to perform it.

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Never Ask for Money!

Four Steps To Greater Fundraising Success

A values-based strategy that aims to match donors with ways that they can give back to their communities—and removes the ego factor that can make fundraising scary.

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Yoga for Singers: Introduction

The ancient practice of yoga can help you establish good singing posture, become aware of your body, and use your breath effectively.

Yoga for Singers: Why Yoga?

Instructor Justin Montigne explains how the practice of yoga or proprioceptive awareness can benefit singers.

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