The Annual Conference is the centerpiece of Chorus America's professional development and training opportunities for chorus leaders. Each year in June the Conference is presented in a different city, in partnership with a host chorus, and brings together more than 500 choral conductors, administrators, singers, board members, and business members.
"One of the best professional development experiences I've ever encountered...and I've been working in the field for over 20 years." —2011 Conference attendee
Highlights include high-quality plenary and breakout sessions with nationally renowned speakers and practitioners, concerts featuring leading choruses from the area, and festive networking events.
2017 Chorus America Conference
Los Angeles, CA
June 21-24, 2017
Hosted by the Los Angeles Master Chorale
The 2017 Conference Website will launch in February.
Recent Conference Locations and Hosts
- 2016: Cincinnati, OH, June 15-18, hosted by the Cincinnati May Festival. Highlights included the unveiling of WolfBrown's findings from the Intrinsic Impact Audience Project on choral music audiences, an opening plenary on dynamic community engagement from NJPAC's Donna Walker-Kuhne, reflections on the legacy of Robert Shaw from close colleagues to mark the 100th anniversary of his birth, and a closing Big Sing led by Craig Hella Johnson. Click here for more details.
- 2015: Boston, MA, June 17-20, hosted by the Handel and Haydn Society.
- 2014: Washington DC, June 11-14, hosted by The Choral Arts Society of Washington and The Washington Chorus.
- 2013: Seattle, WA, June 12-15, 2013, hosted by Seattle Pro Musica and the Seattle Symphony and Seattle Symphony Chorale.