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.
This annotated and linked bibliography for Making the Case for Your School Choir provides data from more than 40 different studies, advocacy guides, and publications at your fingertips.
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.
A question-and-answer worksheet to help you expand your network of choral music supporters.
Use this matrix as a worksheet to help formulate an action plan to support choral music in schools.
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.