Volunteer

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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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How To Maintain the Quality of Your Chorus from Year to Year

Musical excellence attracts and retains excellent singers. If the choir never gets better, the best ones will find someplace else to sing. Here are seven strategies for maintaining and enhancing the quality of your chorus.

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Getting on Board

Some words to the wise for those who are new to a chorus board of directors.

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Recruitment Strategies for Children's Choruses

Growing challenges in recruiting singers has led to creative tactics and new successes

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What Every Chorus Should Know About Its Singers

What do choral singers wish their chorus managers and music directors knew about them? What would make singers' experience in the chorus more enjoyable, more meaningful, more fun?

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The Call to Serve

A Chorus America Board chair reflects upon important characteristics to consider when recruiting candidates for your chorus's board.

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Breaking Up with Your Choir

Like a romantic relationship, joining a choir is a commitment that requires give and take—and lots of time. Lately, however, you feel like your choir participation has been more of a time consuming chore, rather than something you signed up to do for fun. How do you know when enough's enough?

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Harness More Fundraising Power with Volunteers

Engage, equip, and empower volunteers to help your chorus reach its fullest fundraising potential.

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What I Did on My Summer Vacation

The Berkshire Choral Festival is summer camp for adults who can't get enough of choral singing during the year. A first-time attendee shares her adventure in choral fantasy land.

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