Chorus America | Advocacy & Research http://www.chorusamerica.org/feed/term/%2A/rss.xml en Applications Are Now Being Accepted For The Linda and Mitch Hart Institute for Women Conductors at The Dallas Opera http://www.chorusamerica.org/calendar/applications-are-now-being-accepted-linda-and-mitch-hart-institute-women-conductors-dallas- <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 2403 Flora Street, Dallas, TX 75201 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-organization"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Dallas Opera </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-conductor"> <div class="field-label">Conductor / Keynote Speaker:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Keith Cerny, Nicole Paiement, Carlo Montanaro </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-intro"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Working to address a long-standing career issue in the opera world, <strong>The Dallas Opera</strong> is delighted to announce that <strong>applications are now being accepted</strong> for a unique residential program designed to provide training and career support for distinctively talented women conductors: <strong>The Linda and Mitch Hart Institute for Women Conductors at The Dallas Opera</strong>.&nbsp;<br /> Female conductors, as well as accomplished women singers, opera coaches and accompanists, and instrumentalists with established careers seeking a new career at the podium are encouraged to apply for the expanded institute, now in its second year.&nbsp; Although the emphasis is on women conductors on the cusp of major careers in opera, more seasoned applicants will be considered on a case-by-case basis.<br /> The Linda and Mitch Hart Institute for Women Conductors<strong> </strong>will reconvene on <strong>November 26, 2016</strong> and run through <strong>December 11, 2016</strong> in Dallas, Texas.&nbsp; This year’s institute will include two public concerts (details pending) in addition to intensive one-on-one’s, master classes, career advancement curriculum, and opportunities to conduct the highly regarded Dallas Opera Orchestra. The deadline to apply is April 22, 2016.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> The institute, conceived by <strong>Dallas Opera General Director and CEO Keith Cerny</strong>, was created a year ago with initial support from the <strong>Richard and Enika Schulze Foundation</strong>.&nbsp; Since that time, it has garnered additional generous support from <strong>Linda and Mitch Hart</strong>, <strong>The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation</strong>, and the <strong>TACA Bowden &amp; Embrey Family Foundations Artist Residency Fund</strong>.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-start">26 Nov 2016</span><span class="date-display-separator"> - </span><span class="date-display-end">11 Dec 2016</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><strong>The Dallas Opera is Proud to Announce</strong></p> <p><a href="http://www.chorusamerica.org/calendar/applications-are-now-being-accepted-linda-and-mitch-hart-institute-women-conductors-dallas-" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.chorusamerica.org/calendar/applications-are-now-being-accepted-linda-and-mitch-hart-institute-women-conductors-dallas-#comments For Singers Advocacy & Research Conducting & Performing Education & Training Education Masterclass/Workshop Fri, 18 Mar 2016 19:40:25 +0000 Dallas Opera 6269 at http://www.chorusamerica.org Singing and the Brain http://www.chorusamerica.org/advocacy-research/singing-and-brain <div class="field field-type-text field-field-intro"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Humans have a special ability to learn songs and change them over time—a skill that is useful in treating neurological problems and may help support overall brain health. Researcher Aniruddh D. Patel explains.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-feature-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/advocacy-research/singing-and-brain" class="imagecache imagecache-int_carousel_304_198 imagecache-linked imagecache-int_carousel_304_198_linked"><img src="http://www.chorusamerica.org/system/files/imagecache/int_carousel_304_198/featured/brain%20illustration%202_0.jpg" alt="" title="Brain illustration" class="imagecache imagecache-int_carousel_304_198" width="304" height="198" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p class="Default">Birds do it. Bees do it. Even itty-bitty fruit flies do it. They sing, and often quite beautifully. Just think of the intricate and mournful song of a loon heard on the lake at sundown.</p> <p><a href="http://www.chorusamerica.org/advocacy-research/singing-and-brain" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.chorusamerica.org/advocacy-research/singing-and-brain#comments Advocacy & Research Adults/Seniors Health Research/Data Science Singing Voice public Fri, 04 Dec 2015 18:16:51 +0000 Kelsey Menehan 5944 at http://www.chorusamerica.org Martina Arroyo Foundation Gala Raised Nearly $300,000 http://www.chorusamerica.org/calendar/martina-arroyo-foundation-gala-raised-nearly-300000 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-intro"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>MasterVoices honored </strong><br /> <strong>by the Martina Arroyo Foundation </strong><br /> <strong>at 11th Annual Gala </strong><br /> &nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">04 Dec 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><strong>MasterVoices honored </strong><br /> <strong>by the Martina Arroyo Foundation </strong></p> <p><a href="http://www.chorusamerica.org/calendar/martina-arroyo-foundation-gala-raised-nearly-300000" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.chorusamerica.org/calendar/martina-arroyo-foundation-gala-raised-nearly-300000#comments Advocacy & Research Fri, 04 Dec 2015 15:17:55 +0000 emilymt 5942 at http://www.chorusamerica.org Chorus Operations Survey Report (2015) http://www.chorusamerica.org/advocacy-research/chorus-operations-survey-report-2015 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-intro"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Chorus America's annual survey of the operations of choruses, the&nbsp;<em>Chorus Operations Survey Report</em>&nbsp;includes more than 30 different analyses, from number of board meetings to board giving, from ticket pricing to chorus dues amounts, from accompanist pay practices to marketing efficiency. The 2015 report features data from the 2013-2014 season.</p> </div> </div> </div> <h3>Apologies, but you don't have permission to view this page.</h3><p>Thanks for your interest. You must be a Chorus America member (or derive membership benefits from your relationship to a member organization) to view this content.</p><p> If you are currently a member, please <a href="/user">log in or create a site user account</a> for access to members-only content. If you are not currently a member, We invite you to <a href="/join">join</a> to access all Chorus America&rsquo;s resources and benefits.</p> http://www.chorusamerica.org/advocacy-research/chorus-operations-survey-report-2015#comments Advocacy & Research Management & Governance Evaluation Management/Leadership Operations Research/Data member Wed, 11 Nov 2015 21:11:55 +0000 Roland Kushner 5848 at http://www.chorusamerica.org LIVING, LAUGHING & LOVING: Celebrating The Circle of Life Through Song, Poetry and Dance http://www.chorusamerica.org/calendar/living-laughing-loving-celebrating-circle-life-through-song-poetry-and-dance <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 1317 G Street, NW, Washington, DC 20005 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-organization"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Congressional Chorus </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-conductor"> <div class="field-label">Conductor / Keynote Speaker:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> In Collaboration with Joy of Motion Dance Center, Capitol Movement and Afromoda Dance Theater </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-intro"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Of all the emotions that art can provoke, joy might be the most precious -- and the most fleeting. The Congressional Chorus presents an evening of euphoria with its groundbreaking new concert,&nbsp;<em>Living, Laughing &amp; Loving: Celebrating The Circle of Life Through Song, Poetry and Dance</em>. This dynamic, multi-sensory program unites the 85-member Congressional Chorus with performers from Joy of Motion Dance Center, Afromoda Dance Theater, Capitol Movement, spoken word artists from American Youth Chorus (AYC) and the NorthEast Senior Singers&nbsp;<em>and</em>&nbsp;a live 10-piece instrumental ensemble. Together, this incomparable group of artists will celebrate the "seasons" of life at the inspiring Church of the Epiphany. From poignant and tender ballads to toe-tappin' and roof-raisin' production numbers,&nbsp;<em>Living, Laughing &amp; Loving</em>&nbsp;promises to be night of pure joy.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">14 Nov 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-time"> <div class="field-label">Start Time:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 7:30 PM </div> </div> </div> http://www.chorusamerica.org/calendar/living-laughing-loving-celebrating-circle-life-through-song-poetry-and-dance#comments For Singers Advocacy & Research Conducting & Performing Education & Training Adults/Seniors Audiences Children/Youth Civic Engagement Community Outreach Composing/Commissioning Diversity Families Performance Singing Venue Concert Tue, 10 Nov 2015 19:24:49 +0000 David Simmons 5842 at http://www.chorusamerica.org THE MUSIC OF DAN FORREST http://www.chorusamerica.org/calendar/music-dan-forrest <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Seventh Avenue and 57th Street, New York, New York </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-organization"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Distinguished Concerts International New York </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-conductor"> <div class="field-label">Conductor / Keynote Speaker:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> James M. Meaders, DCINY Associate Artistic Director and Conductor and Jo-Michael Scheibe, Guest Conductor </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-intro"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>DCINY proudly presents a concert of works by visiting composer Dan Forrest. <em>Requiem for the Living</em> is a lush five-movement exploration of life, love, loss, and renewal, for orchestra and choir. The work will be performed by the Distinguished Concerts Orchestra and Distinguished Concerts Singers International, led by Associate Artistic Director and Conductor, Dr. James M. Meaders. The rest of the all-Forrest program will be conducted by Jo-Michael Scheibe of USC Thornton School of Music.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">19 Jan 2016</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-time"> <div class="field-label">Start Time:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 7:00 PM </div> </div> </div> <p>THE MUSIC OF DAN FORREST</p> <p><strong>Tuesday, January 19, 2016</strong></p> <p><strong>7:00 PM</strong></p> <p><strong>Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage, Carnegie Hall<br /> </strong>Seventh Avenue and 57th Street, New York, NY</p> <p><strong>Presented by Distinguished Concerts International New York</strong></p> <p><a href="http://www.chorusamerica.org/calendar/music-dan-forrest" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.chorusamerica.org/calendar/music-dan-forrest#comments For Singers Advocacy & Research Conducting & Performing Education & Training Management & Governance Adults/Seniors Audiences Children/Youth Community Outreach Composing/Commissioning Conducting Families Government/Policy Health Impact/Value Management/Leadership Marketing/Public Relations Networking Participation Performance Professional Recruitment Rehearsal Repertoire Schools Science Singing Social Media Symphonic Venue Concert Mon, 19 Oct 2015 18:56:16 +0000 andrea@DCINY.org 5777 at http://www.chorusamerica.org An Interview with Jane Chu http://www.chorusamerica.org/advocacy-research/interview-jane-chu <div class="field field-type-text field-field-intro"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>This summer marks one year since Jane Chu began her tenure as chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts. In advance of her keynote conversation at Chorus America’s Boston Conference, she spoke with president and CEO Catherine Dehoney about her career and the important role the arts play in our lives and communities.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-feature-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/advocacy-research/interview-jane-chu" class="imagecache imagecache-int_carousel_304_198 imagecache-linked imagecache-int_carousel_304_198_linked"><img src="http://www.chorusamerica.org/system/files/imagecache/int_carousel_304_198/featured/Chu-portrait-hi-resEdited.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-int_carousel_304_198" width="304" height="198" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <h3>CD: I know that in your first year as chairman you have been on the road non-stop, visiting artists and communities all over the US. Can you sum up a few of your impressions of the state of the arts in this country?</h3> <p><a href="http://www.chorusamerica.org/advocacy-research/interview-jane-chu" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.chorusamerica.org/advocacy-research/interview-jane-chu#comments Advocacy & Research Careers Civic Engagement Community Outreach Diversity Impact/Value Participation Profile public Wed, 19 Aug 2015 20:51:34 +0000 Chorus America Staff 5623 at http://www.chorusamerica.org "Gonna Make This Place Your Home" Concert with Jerusalem Youth Chorus http://www.chorusamerica.org/calendar/gonna-make-place-your-home-concert-jerusalem-youth-chorus <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Kogod Arts Center Sidwell Friends </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-organization"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Sidwell Friends </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-conductor"> <div class="field-label">Conductor / Keynote Speaker:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Joan Gregoryk/John Touchton/Micah Hendler </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-intro"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Do not miss this unique concert with <a href="https://www.facebook.com/jerusalemyouthchorus" data-gt="&quot;WebEventPublicProdFeedPermalinkController&quot;}">The Jerusalem Youth Chorus</a> on tour in the US. Combined concert with Children's Chorus of Washington's France Tour Chorus and Sidwell Friends Chamber Chorus.</p> <p><strong>June 24th, 7pm at Sidwell Friends Kogod Arts Center - Meeting room.</strong></p> <p><em>Free concert (limited seating) with reservation&nbsp;</em> <a href="http://www.jyc.eventbrite.com" target="_blank">www.jyc.eventbrite.com</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">24 Jun 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-time"> <div class="field-label">Start Time:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 7:00 pm </div> </div> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://www.chorusamerica.org/calendar/gonna-make-place-your-home-concert-jerusalem-youth-chorus" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.chorusamerica.org/calendar/gonna-make-place-your-home-concert-jerusalem-youth-chorus#comments For Singers Advocacy & Research Conducting & Performing Adults/Seniors Audiences Children/Youth Civic Engagement Conducting Diversity Education Families General Innovation Participation Performance Singing Concert Thu, 04 Jun 2015 20:38:45 +0000 Children's Chorus of Washington - Sophie Maupoil 5431 at http://www.chorusamerica.org International Barbershop Convention http://www.chorusamerica.org/calendar/international-barbershop-convention <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Pittsburgh, PA </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-organization"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Barbershop Harmony Society&#039;s top 110 Quartets &amp; Choruses </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-intro"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://barbershopconvention.com/pittsburgh" title="http://barbershopconvention.com/pittsburgh">http://barbershopconvention.com/pittsburgh</a></p> <p>Plus over 100 Harmony University classes to attend:</p> <p><a href="http://barbershopconvention.com/harmony-university" title="http://barbershopconvention.com/harmony-university">http://barbershopconvention.com/harmony-university</a></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-start">30 Jun 2015</span><span class="date-display-separator"> - </span><span class="date-display-end">04 Jul 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> http://www.chorusamerica.org/calendar/international-barbershop-convention#comments For Singers Advocacy & Research Conducting & Performing Education & Training Management & Governance Adults/Seniors Audiences Children/Youth Civic Engagement Community Outreach Composing/Commissioning Conducting Diversity Education Evaluation Families General Health Impact/Value Innovation Legal/Licensing Management/Leadership Marketing/Public Relations Participation Performance Rehearsal Repertoire Schools Singing Social Media Technique/Tool Technology Venue Volunteer Mon, 18 May 2015 15:34:36 +0000 Marty Monson 5381 at http://www.chorusamerica.org Bella Voce "Tapestry of Song" Concert http://www.chorusamerica.org/calendar/bella-voce-tapestry-song-concert <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Burlington, VT </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-organization"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Bella Voce Women&#039;s Chorus of Vermont </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-conductor"> <div class="field-label">Conductor / Keynote Speaker:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Dawn Willis, Artistic Director </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-intro"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Bella Voce's Tapestry of Song concerts weave together a variety of rich poetry written by William Shakespeare, Emily Dickinson, Lord Byron, and James Joyce with vibrant melodies and harmonies by Johannes Brahms, Felix Mendelssohn, Gabriel Faure and Eric Whitacre.<br /> &nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">16 May 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-time"> <div class="field-label">Start Time:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 8:00 p.m. </div> </div> </div> <p>Bella Voce's Tapestry of Song concerts weave together a variety of rich poetry written by William Shakespeare, Emily Dickinson, Lord Byron, and James Joyce with vibrant melodies and harmonies by Johannes Brahms, Felix Mendelssohn, Gabriel Faure and Eric Whitacre</p> <p><a href="http://www.chorusamerica.org/calendar/bella-voce-tapestry-song-concert" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.chorusamerica.org/calendar/bella-voce-tapestry-song-concert#comments Advocacy & Research Concert Mon, 27 Apr 2015 19:58:42 +0000 Vikki Day 5331 at http://www.chorusamerica.org