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For nearly half a century, Voices of Omaha has presented annual performances of Handel's Messiah without admission charge. In 2010, artistic director Edward B. Hurd laid out a challenge and a path forward: “We can do even more for our community.” Part I of this two-part series takes a look at the chorus's image makeover and efforts to attract a younger and more diverse community.

Can’t breathe? Butterflies in your stomach? Afraid to open your mouth? Here are some strategies to combat Musical Performance Anxiety. 

At the opening session of Chorus America’s 2014 Conference, conductor Josh Habermann and a cappella pioneer Deke Sharon talked about new trends in vocal music and breaking down boundaries between the classical and pop worlds.

These tips from choruses and the photographers they work with will help you get images that represent your organization at its best.

The most effective boards measure their own performance. Governance expert Nancy Axelrod shares her insights into self-evaluation for your organization.

Conducting Hope tells the inspiring story of the East Hills Singers at Lansing Correctional Facility in Kansas. Producer and director Margie Friedman talks about the only men’s prison choir in the country to perform outside prison walls. 

Turning leaves and the appearance of pumpkin lattes mean that fall is just around the corner—which means it's time to start thinking about your chorus's end-of-year fundraising campaign. But where do you begin? Here is a collection of articles from around the web to help you get started, as well as some Chorus America resources to inform your fundraising all year long.

These six commandments from marketing and communications professional Nancy Roberts will help guide your chorus’s social media tactics and save time and money.

Gershon’s vision as he begins his 14th season with the Master Chorale is to break down barriers in choral music and redefine the concert experience.

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to sing a vocal part other than your own? A playful series from Classical Minnesota Public Radio takes a look at the world from soprano, alto, tenor, and bass perspectives.

In addition to expanding educational and artistic programming as president of the Kennedy Center, Michael Kaiser has become a prominent leader in arts management. Here are some of the insights he shared at Chorus America's 2014 Conference.

Sirens, a series of six a cappella movements by composer Mason Bates, explores texts about things that are alluring or attractive. Ragnar Bohlin found the piece itself, particularly the fifth movement, so compelling that he knew he had to have his own chorus perform it. 

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