Research Memorandum Series No. 200.
A thorough and definitive compilation of resources in Renaissance and Baroque performance practice spanning, approximately, the past 70 years. This issue provides a broad yet in-depth overview of the manifold issues faced by choral conductors in preparing performances of music from these time periods.
Carlo Broschi, known as Farinelli, was a famous, and wildly popular castrato of the early 1700s. One of the secrets to his magnificent voice was the seemingly unending stream of breath that supported it. Voice teacher Shauna Fallihee demonstrates the breathing exercises Farinelli created to strengthen the intercostal muscles.
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.
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.
Use this matrix as a worksheet to help formulate an action plan to support choral music in schools.
A question-and-answer worksheet to help you expand your network of choral music supporters.
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.
A list of useful quotes from influential leaders in support of the arts and choral music.