Training/Professional Development

Education, training, and continuing education for conductors, chorus managers, and singers

Member Spotlight: Timothy Seelig, Artistic Director, San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus

“The phenomenon of a gay men’s chorus is a vital part of the musical fabric of our society. It is not a gimmick to draw a crowd. We have always just wanted to put on great concerts – and make a difference while doing it.”

Member Spotlight: Dominick DiOrio, Composer and Choral Conductor, Indiana University

Dominick DiOrio is one of the youngest people ever to be hired on the conducting faculty at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. He leads NOTUS, a 30-member auditioned ensemble that specializes in music of the last 50 years. Chorus America talked to DiOrio about his own compositions and his passion for finding and performing the music of contemporary composers.

Learning Leadership

“More than just waving our hands”

Many choral directors take on administrative responsibility with little formal preparation. Here are strategies to excel in the office and boardroom as well as the concert hall.

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The Road to Chorus Management

As the profession of chorus management matures, managers are finding new ways into their careers.

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A Sabbatical: An Investment in Your Organization's Leadership

Sabbaticals are being used by more nonprofits as an effective tool to retain and reward the best executive talent.

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How to Choose a Voice Teacher

You've decided to make the commitment to improving your singing abilities. But how do you find the right instructor to help you on your way?

When Children Know the Score

Chorus America's Conducting Masterclasses give conductors valuable podium time. Offered in 2004, this was the first workshop of its kind to specifically invite conductors of children's choruses to advance their professional training by working with the Chicago Children's Choir and orchestra.

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