Responding to survey data that revealed that 33% of responding conductors were founding directors that anticipated retiring from their ensembles within 5-10 years, Chorus America created this online seminar, Navigating a Music Director Transition. Packed full of video interviews with leaders in the field who have addressed this transition from all different roles (departing music director, incoming music director, board president, executive director, search committee member, etc.), as well as practical worksheets and tools, the 4-part seminar is a vital resource for any choruses anticipating an artistic change.
Work on your breath control with these exercises from choral conductor and voice teacher Rebecca Achenbach.
Improve your intonation with these exercises from choral conductor and voice teacher Rebecca Achenbach.
Choral conductor and voice teacher Rebecca Achenbach offers simple warm-up exercises to help you keep singing and singing.
Conductor Kent Tritle, who conducted Monteverdi's Vespers at the 2011 Berkshire Choral Festival, offers his insights on the challenges of singing this seminal choral work.
Given the situation at the federal, state, and local levels, Chorus America developed this guide to help chart a path toward proactive advocacy on behalf of choral music education. Contains a step-by-step advocacy plan as well as research and statistics on the value of choral singing in school from more than 40 studies.
In the 21st century, America’s manufacturing-driven economy is being replaced by a creative economy. President Obama is calling for a “complete and competitive education” to ensure our place in the global economy. How do the arts—and choral music specifically—help prepare our students to meet these challenges?
A list of useful quotes from influential leaders in support of the arts and choral music.
A PowerPoint template that you can adapt for use when making a presentation on the value of choral singing.
The goal of this supplemental guide is to specifically help parents build a solid case for having choral music as part of the school curriculum. Working with your child’s teacher and other partners, use this information to encourage school boards and administrators to begin, revive, or expand your child’s school choral program.
Use this matrix as a worksheet to help formulate an action plan to support choral music in schools.
The top 10 reasons why choral singing is a great activity!