Volunteer

Refers to articles that deal with working with volunteers in a management capacity or with issues specific to volunteer 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: 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.

Creating a Board Committee that Works

Being appointed to chair a committee is the easy part. This practical advice, tested in the real world, will help ensure success.

Member Spotlight: Ben Olinsky, Artistic Director, 18th Street Singers

Bringing the Diversity of Choral Music to Young Professionals

A shared passion for singing led Ben Olinsky and his friends to create the 18th Street Singers, a Washington DC-based volunteer ensemble. Over the past nine years, the group has changed in size and membership, but the goal has remained the same: to make choral music more accessible to a new generation of audiences. 

Member Spotlight; Melinda Pollack-Harris, Sing to Live Community Chorus, Chicago

When Melinda Pollack-Harris was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2004, she needed music to face the challenge. That was the inspiration for Sing to Live Community Chorus for women, loved ones, and friends touched by cancer.

Member Spotlight: Jerry Rubino, Voices of Experience, Minneapolis

After 23 years of many roles with the Dale Warland Singers, including associate conductor, Jerry Rubino is leading a new "artistically ambitious" choir of seniors called Voices of Experience. Chorus America talked to Rubino about what he calls his "ministry" of music—how he encourages singers to bring their full, expressive selves to singing.

10 Tips for Engaging Your Board

It's really the staff's job to position the board to do their best work―and most of that boils down to excellent communication and clarity of expectations.

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How To Recruit Volunteer Singers

Strategies for reaching out to prospective singers

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