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August 26, 2011

Chorus America illustrates how the National Endowment for the Arts' release of a research memo to the 2008 Survey of Public Participation in the Arts relates to the 2009 Chorus Impact Study.

August 26, 2011

A rating form for singers to use when evaluating all potential conductors during a search.

August 26, 2011

Chorus America interviewed more than 700 conductors about their career paths, levels of education, salary, job satisfaction, and more in 2005. The resulting data provides a profile of the "typical" choral conductor that may be surprising.

August 26, 2011

Developed after in-depth interviews with 20 children's choruses, this case study attempts to address common barriers and pre-conceptions about the recruitment issue.

August 26, 2011

Developed by an executive director, a treasurer, and a lawyer, this handout walks through the basics of sound financial management and how to read financial statements. A great primer for new board members!

August 18, 2011

You wouldn't run a marathon on your first day back from a jogging hiatus. The same concept applies to singing. Head of faculty at Berkshire Choral Festival and director of choral activities at Lewis and Clark College, Kathy Fitzgibbon, offers her advice for coming back to singing after a summer off.

August 16, 2011

Warm up your voice with Melanie DeMore during this "Morning Sing" at Chorus America's 2011 Conference in San Francisco. Her exuberant energy and innovative technique for teaching the songs are at the core of these refreshing and uplifting clips.

July 20, 2011

The ancient practice of yoga can help you establish good singing posture, become aware of your body, and use your breath effectively.

July 19, 2011

Justin shows us how to find "Tadasana," or Mountain Pose—very similar to good singing posture!

July 19, 2011

Learn to find your "sitting bones" and develop a grounded posture for seated singing.

July 19, 2011

The bones in the body can move in internal or external rotation -- learn how to recognize the difference between these two motions and develop an awareness for how they can be used to reduce tension.

July 19, 2011

As singers, we all need to be able to concentrate for long periods of time. Try improving yours with this mindfulness exercise.

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