Chorus America | Advocacy & Research https://www.chorusamerica.org/feed/term/%2A/rss.xml en Repertoire for a Cause: Listen to the Earth Project https://www.chorusamerica.org/advocacy-research/repertoire-cause-listen-earth-project <div class="field field-type-text field-field-intro"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><em>This article is part of a series highlighting new choral repertoire that can be used by a wide range of choirs to address different community issues.</em></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/repertoire-cause-listen-earth-project" class="imagecache imagecache-int_carousel_304_198 imagecache-linked imagecache-int_carousel_304_198_linked"><img src="https://www.chorusamerica.org/system/files/imagecache/int_carousel_304_198/featured/ListentotheEarth_logo_web.png" alt="" title="Listen to the Earth" class="imagecache imagecache-int_carousel_304_198" width="304" height="198" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>When Choral Artists of Sarasota decided to commission a new work, the organization went a bit of a different route than the traditional model of tailoring a piece to its own ensemble. Choral Artists wanted other choruses to not only benefit from the process, but to shape it as well.</p> <p><a href="https://www.chorusamerica.org/advocacy-research/repertoire-cause-listen-earth-project" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://www.chorusamerica.org/advocacy-research/repertoire-cause-listen-earth-project#comments Advocacy & Research Conducting & Performing Civic Engagement Composing/Commissioning Impact/Value Repertoire public Wed, 18 Oct 2017 21:41:42 +0000 Mike Rowan 7937 at https://www.chorusamerica.org Works & Process at the Guggenheim presents Open Rehearsal: Steve Reich and Ensemble Signal https://www.chorusamerica.org/calendar/works-process-guggenheim-presents-open-rehearsal-steve-reich-and-ensemble-signal <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 1071 Fifth Avenue, New York, 10128 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-intro"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>&nbsp;<br /> Works &amp; Process at the Guggenheim presents&nbsp;Open Rehearsal:&nbsp;Steve Reich and Ensemble Signal on&nbsp;Tuesday, October 17, 2017 at 7:30pm.</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">17 Oct 2017</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"> 7:30pm </div> </div> </div> <p>Go into the rehearsal studio with conductor Brad Lubman and&nbsp;Ensemble Signal as they prepare for their Carnegie Hall concert&nbsp;featuring music by Steve Reich.</p> <p><a href="https://www.chorusamerica.org/calendar/works-process-guggenheim-presents-open-rehearsal-steve-reich-and-ensemble-signal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://www.chorusamerica.org/calendar/works-process-guggenheim-presents-open-rehearsal-steve-reich-and-ensemble-signal#comments For Singers Advocacy & Research Conducting & Performing Education & Training Management & Governance Conducting Special Event Fri, 13 Oct 2017 15:25:28 +0000 Michelle Tabnick PR 7921 at https://www.chorusamerica.org Choral Conductors Today: Responding to a Shifting Career Model https://www.chorusamerica.org/advocacy-research/choral-conductors-today-responding-shifting-career-model <div class="field field-type-text field-field-intro"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>In an effort to renew our understanding of the roles, responsibilities, and challenges choral conductors encounter and how they affect the choral ecosystem, Chorus America undertook a new study, updating survey findings from a decade ago. The results highlight both important challenges and reasons to feel confident about the health of the profession.&nbsp;</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/choral-conductors-today-responding-shifting-career-model" class="imagecache imagecache-int_carousel_304_198 imagecache-linked imagecache-int_carousel_304_198_linked"><img src="https://www.chorusamerica.org/system/files/imagecache/int_carousel_304_198/featured/Daley-Christmas%20at%20the%20Chan%20Centre%202_web.jpg" alt="" title="Caron Daley" class="imagecache imagecache-int_carousel_304_198" width="304" height="198" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Choral conductors love their jobs. While that claim has long been embedded in the choral music belief system, a just-published Chorus America survey report reinforces it with new data.</p> <p><a href="https://www.chorusamerica.org/advocacy-research/choral-conductors-today-responding-shifting-career-model" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://www.chorusamerica.org/advocacy-research/choral-conductors-today-responding-shifting-career-model#comments Advocacy & Research Conducting & Performing CA News Careers Conducting Impact/Value Research/Data Voice public Wed, 04 Oct 2017 21:40:53 +0000 Don Lee 7900 at https://www.chorusamerica.org Repertoire for a Cause: The Justice Choir Songbook https://www.chorusamerica.org/advocacy-research/repertoire-cause-justice-choir-songbook <div class="field field-type-text field-field-intro"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><em>This article is part of a series highlighting new choral repertoire that can be used by a wide range of choirs to address different community issues.</em></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/repertoire-cause-justice-choir-songbook" class="imagecache imagecache-int_carousel_304_198 imagecache-linked imagecache-int_carousel_304_198_linked"><img src="https://www.chorusamerica.org/system/files/imagecache/int_carousel_304_198/featured/Abbie-Tesfa--WestminsterPrebyterianChurch.png" alt="" title="Justice Choir Abbie Tesfa" class="imagecache imagecache-int_carousel_304_198" width="304" height="198" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Abbie Betinis and Andrea Ramsey were in different parts of the country, but asking themselves the same question: As protests and demonstrations surrounding social justice issues were springing up around the U.S. within the last year, why weren’t more people singing at these events?</p> <p><a href="https://www.chorusamerica.org/advocacy-research/repertoire-cause-justice-choir-songbook" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://www.chorusamerica.org/advocacy-research/repertoire-cause-justice-choir-songbook#comments Advocacy & Research Conducting & Performing Civic Engagement Community Outreach Composing/Commissioning Diversity Participation Repertoire public Wed, 20 Sep 2017 22:41:03 +0000 Mike Rowan 7865 at https://www.chorusamerica.org An Interview with Vijay Gupta https://www.chorusamerica.org/advocacy-research/interview-vijay-gupta <div class="field field-type-text field-field-intro"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Vijay Gupta is both a violinist with the Los Angeles Philharmonic and a dedicated advocate for the power of music to change lives and reconnect us to our shared humanity. In 2011, he founded Street Symphony, a non-profit organization dedicated to engaging musicians in performance and dialogue with marginalized communities of people experiencing poverty, homelessness and incarceration.&nbsp;</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-vijay-gupta" class="imagecache imagecache-int_carousel_304_198 imagecache-linked imagecache-int_carousel_304_198_linked"><img src="https://www.chorusamerica.org/system/files/imagecache/int_carousel_304_198/featured/Gupta_web.JPG" alt="" title="Vijay Gupta" class="imagecache imagecache-int_carousel_304_198" width="304" height="198" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>In advance of his plenary session at Chorus America’s Los Angeles Conference, Gupta spoke with President and CEO Catherine Dehoney about his work with Street Symphony, the connection between Handel and social justice, and the special way that singing together helps people to heal.</p> <p><a href="https://www.chorusamerica.org/advocacy-research/interview-vijay-gupta" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://www.chorusamerica.org/advocacy-research/interview-vijay-gupta#comments Advocacy & Research Audiences Community Outreach Diversity Health Impact/Value Profile Science Voice public Fri, 02 Jun 2017 18:07:46 +0000 Chorus America Staff 7583 at https://www.chorusamerica.org YWCP’s Second Annual Treble Choir Festival, “Creating Harmony” https://www.chorusamerica.org/calendar/ywcp%E2%80%99s-second-annual-treble-choir-festival-%E2%80%9Ccreating-harmony%E2%80%9D <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 2515 Fillmore St, San Francisco, CA 94115 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-organization"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Young Women&#039;s Choral Projects </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"> Anthony Trecek-King </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-intro"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Please join us for YWCP's second Annual festival featuring invited choirs from the Bay Area and Canada to perform together under the inspiring leadership of Boston-based guest conductor, Anthony Trecek-King. Over 200 young women will learn and perform together through this community outreach program.</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">29 Apr 2017</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"> 2:00pm </div> </div> </div> <p>Please join us for YWCP's second Annual festival featuring invited choirs from the Bay Area and Canada to perform together under the inspiring leadership of Boston-based guest conductor, Anthony Trecek-King. Over 200 young women will learn and perform together through this community outreach program.</p> <p>FREE ADMISSION</p> <p><a href="https://www.chorusamerica.org/calendar/ywcp%E2%80%99s-second-annual-treble-choir-festival-%E2%80%9Ccreating-harmony%E2%80%9D" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://www.chorusamerica.org/calendar/ywcp%E2%80%99s-second-annual-treble-choir-festival-%E2%80%9Ccreating-harmony%E2%80%9D#comments For Singers Advocacy & Research Conducting & Performing Children/Youth Concert Fri, 07 Apr 2017 17:58:50 +0000 Young Women's Choral Projects of San Francisco 7458 at https://www.chorusamerica.org Supporting the Choral Ecosystem https://www.chorusamerica.org/advocacy-research/supporting-choral-ecosystem <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> A first-of-its-kind convening highlights some promising ideas for helping the choral field thrive </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-intro"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>When you stop to think about the ways people sing together, the diversity is breathtaking. Just a partial list includes community, school, collegiate, and church choruses, as well as gospel choirs, barbershop groups, contemporary&nbsp;a cappella&nbsp;ensembles, men’s choruses, and special mission groups like threshold choirs.<em><br /> </em></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/supporting-choral-ecosystem" class="imagecache imagecache-int_carousel_304_198 imagecache-linked imagecache-int_carousel_304_198_linked"><img src="https://www.chorusamerica.org/system/files/imagecache/int_carousel_304_198/featured/ChoralEcosystemForum_discussiongroup_web.jpg" alt="" title="Ecosystem" class="imagecache imagecache-int_carousel_304_198" width="304" height="198" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>In 2016, Chorus America and partners the American Choral Directors Association (ACDA), the Barbershop Harmony Society (BHS), and Yale University School of Music began a unique project that, for the first time, examined how these many parts come together to make up the choral community in the U.S.</p> <p><a href="https://www.chorusamerica.org/advocacy-research/supporting-choral-ecosystem" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://www.chorusamerica.org/advocacy-research/supporting-choral-ecosystem#comments Advocacy & Research CA News Community Outreach Diversity Education Impact/Value Participation Research/Data Singing Voice public Thu, 09 Mar 2017 18:16:31 +0000 Chorus America Staff 7372 at https://www.chorusamerica.org Chorus Operations Survey Report (2016) https://www.chorusamerica.org/advocacy-research/chorus-operations-survey-report-2016 <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 45 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 2016 report features data from the 2014-2015 season, as well as a new series on board terms and director term limits.</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> https://www.chorusamerica.org/advocacy-research/chorus-operations-survey-report-2016#comments Advocacy & Research Evaluation Management/Leadership Operations Research/Data member Top Resource Mon, 14 Nov 2016 20:26:58 +0000 Roland Kushner 6990 at https://www.chorusamerica.org The Implementation of the Every Student Succeeds Act https://www.chorusamerica.org/advocacy-research/implementation-every-student-succeeds-act <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> What practical changes can music educators expect to see? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-intro"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The Every Student Succeeds Act&nbsp;(ESSA) could be the law that puts music back in all classrooms. ESSA&nbsp;replaces No Child Left Behind, the current version of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act. In terms of emphasis on requirements, it might not be that different than No Child Left Behind, but as for philosophy on reform, it is radically different, according to Lynn M. Tuttle, Director of Content and Policy at the National Association for Music Education (NAfME).</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/implementation-every-student-succeeds-act" class="imagecache imagecache-int_carousel_304_198 imagecache-linked imagecache-int_carousel_304_198_linked"><img src="https://www.chorusamerica.org/system/files/imagecache/int_carousel_304_198/featured/ElSistemaPiano_crop.JPG" alt="" title="ESSA" class="imagecache imagecache-int_carousel_304_198" width="304" height="198" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p class="body">Since 1965, Title I has focused on serving disadvantaged or poor children. In the new law, Title I serves the basic programs of state and school districts. The funds are not about the kids but about the schools and how their programs support children. “This is a real moment of opportunity for those of us who do something other than reading, writing, and math.</p> <p><a href="https://www.chorusamerica.org/advocacy-research/implementation-every-student-succeeds-act" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://www.chorusamerica.org/advocacy-research/implementation-every-student-succeeds-act#comments Advocacy & Research Education & Training Children/Youth Education Government/Policy Schools public Tue, 13 Sep 2016 21:51:16 +0000 Debbie Galante Block 6814 at https://www.chorusamerica.org Intrinsic Impact Audience Project - Full Report https://www.chorusamerica.org/advocacy-research/intrinsic-impact-audience-project-full-report <div class="field field-type-text field-field-intro"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The Intrinsic Impact Audience Project is the first-ever systematic study of choral music audiences. The results shed light on what moves and motivates the people who attend choral music performances. In partnership with leading research and consulting firm WolfBrown, Chorus America has made the study and the surveying tools used available to the field to help all choruses create meaningful and engaging experiences for their communities.</p> </div> </div> </div> Advocacy & Research Audiences Research/Data public Top Resource Tue, 23 Aug 2016 19:22:36 +0000 admin_ca 6765 at https://www.chorusamerica.org