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September 1, 2020

This document gathers the information that staff, crew and volunteers need in the first minutes and hours of any type of emergency into a format that can be carried on their person or available electronically. From Chorus America partners ArtsReady and the Performing Arts Readiness project.

May 5, 2020

Tim Seelig, artistic director of the San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus, has written a user guide to help choruses think through rehearsal considerations in the time of COVID-19.

March 5, 2020

In this issue of the Research Memorandum Series, author and editor Dr. Matthew Bumbach provides a complete current list of the choral music of Carol Barnett, as well as biographic information about the Minnesota-based composer.

October 9, 2019

This edition of the American Choral Review focuses on the discipline and practice of conducting.

October 9, 2019

In this issue of the Research Memorandum Series, Dr. Sean Linfors provides a brief history of Stephen Paulus’ compositional career, discusses some of his most beloved pieces, and catalogs Paulus’ complete choral works.

June 27, 2019

Singing in a chorus has a powerfully positive impact on people across generations, as well as on the communities in which they live. 

May 2, 2019

Our colleagues at GALA Choruses have designed a new workbook to help explore issues of equity, access, and belonging.

January 31, 2019

Compiled by Dr. Jennifer Flory and Meagan W. Johnson, this issue highlights literature for treble choirs written by American composers in the last 30 years. The index is sorted by composer and will eventually be incorporated into a larger and more inclusive online database.

January 15, 2019

The lead article documents Shaw’s early years and his rise as a professional conductor with FredWaring and the Pennsylvanians, as well as his process of developing an understanding of choral music as an art. The issue also includes reviews of the documentary Robert Shaw: Man of Many Voices and a recent recording of Beethoven's Missa Solemnis by the Bach Collegium Japan.

August 9, 2018

Our Chorus Operations Survey is the most comprehensive source of data available on choruses and the choral field. The information gathered helps choruses make better decisions about programming, budgeting, staffing, and other management practices.

September 5, 2017

Understanding more about choral conducting as an occupation can help choral conductors plan their careers and choral leaders make better decisions. This report uses data drawn from the survey responses of more than 600 conductors to examine conductors' career paths, training, responsibilities, salaries, and more. The full report highlights both important challenges and reasons to feel confident about the health of the profession, as well as updating and tracking data from Chorus America's first choral conductor survey over a decade ago.

August 23, 2016

The Intrinsic Impact Audience Project is the first-ever systematic study of choral music audiences. The results shed light on what moves and motivates the people who attend choral music performances. In partnership with leading research and consulting firm WolfBrown, Chorus America has made the study and the surveying tools used available to the field to help all choruses create meaningful and engaging experiences for their communities.

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