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?
The top 10 reasons why choral singing is a great activity!
Chorus America’s member choruses all across North America are leading the way in working with school music programs to support, revive, or expand choral
music education. Here are some examples of how our members are creatively partnering with schools.
A list of useful quotes from influential leaders in support of the arts and choral music.
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.
A PowerPoint template that you can adapt for use when making a presentation on the value of choral singing.
Conductor Kent Tritle talks about power of choral music to change the world, the importance of taking choral music "into the trenches," and how older singers can keep their voices healthy and strong over many years of singing.
A comprehensive evaluation tool for choruses that addresses nine areas: organizational purpose, programs & evaluation, governance, planning, fundraising, financial stability & transparency, marketing & public relations, human resources, and operations & facilities. Each section's questions are organized from legal minimums to best practices.
In a series of video lessons, soprano soloist and voice teacher Shauna Fallihee guides you in the essential steps to freeing your natural voice and singing with ease.
Are you tired of the same rehearsal warm-ups every week? Do you want to try some different exercises for a change? Sing along with the San Francisco Festival Chorale.
Chorus America's landmark study on the impact of choral singers of all ages on the communities in which they live. The study tracks a marked increase in the number of singers across the USA, it also collects data on the impact of choral singing on children and youth for the first time.
Download this opinion piece to customize and submit to your local newspaper to help raise the profile of choruses in your area.