Chorus America | Advocacy & Research https://www.chorusamerica.org/feed/term/%2A/rss.xml en 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 Intrinsic Impact Audience Project - Executive Summary https://www.chorusamerica.org/advocacy-research/intrinsic-impact-audience-project-executive-summary <div class="field field-type-text field-field-intro"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>&nbsp;<br /> 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 19:18:30 +0000 admin_ca 6764 at https://www.chorusamerica.org Joy! Christmas in the Basilica https://www.chorusamerica.org/calendar/joy-christmas-basilica <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 2333 S. 6th St. Milwaukee, WI 53215 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-organization"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Bel Canto 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"> Richard Hynson </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-intro"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a name="OLE_LINK6"></a><a name="OLE_LINK5"></a>This ever-popular event, named to the <em>Milwaukee Journal Sentinel’s</em> “Fifteen Top Holiday Concerts in Milwaukee” list in 2015, will once again fill the Basilica of St. Josaphat.&nbsp; Performed by Bel Canto and accompanied by Kevin Bailey on the organ and Stained Glass Brass, this year’s concert includes the premiere of a work by Christian Ellenwood along with the traditional carols and songs of the season that people have come to know and love.&nbsp; Make this annual experience part of your holiday tradition.</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">09 Dec 2016</span><span class="date-display-separator"> - </span><span class="date-display-end">11 Dec 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"> Fri- 7:30 pm; Sat- 7:30 pm; Sun- 3:30 pm </div> </div> </div> https://www.chorusamerica.org/calendar/joy-christmas-basilica#comments For Singers Advocacy & Research Conducting & Performing Education & Training Management & Governance Audiences Concert Fri, 29 Jul 2016 22:17:54 +0000 Bel Canto Chorus 6697 at https://www.chorusamerica.org Applications Are Now Being Accepted For The Linda and Mitch Hart Institute for Women Conductors at The Dallas Opera https://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="https://www.chorusamerica.org/calendar/applications-are-now-being-accepted-linda-and-mitch-hart-institute-women-conductors-dallas-" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://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 https://www.chorusamerica.org Singing and the Brain https://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="https://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="https://www.chorusamerica.org/advocacy-research/singing-and-brain" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://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 https://www.chorusamerica.org