Chorus America | Management & Governance https://www.chorusamerica.org/feed/term/%2A/rss.xml en Making Your Chorus Welcoming for Transgender Singers https://www.chorusamerica.org/conducting-performing/making-your-chorus-welcoming-transgender-singers <div class="field field-type-text field-field-intro"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><em>Choruses seek to foster an open, welcoming culture, but some practices can exclude and cause pain for transgender singers. Here are some steps your chorus can take to avoid them.</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="/conducting-performing/making-your-chorus-welcoming-transgender-singers" 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/Seattle%20Pro%20Musica_web.jpg" alt="" title="Seattle Pro Musica" class="imagecache imagecache-int_carousel_304_198" width="304" height="198" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>For many of us, choruses are&nbsp;where we come together to make music and feel like we’re part of a welcoming&nbsp;community. But that’s often not the case for singers who are transgender. Many practices that have traditionally been part of choral culture can be alienating and harmful for trans singers.</p> <p><a href="https://www.chorusamerica.org/conducting-performing/making-your-chorus-welcoming-transgender-singers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://www.chorusamerica.org/conducting-performing/making-your-chorus-welcoming-transgender-singers#comments Conducting & Performing Management & Governance Diversity Participation Singing Voice public Sat, 30 Dec 2017 23:13:01 +0000 Ari Agha 8065 at https://www.chorusamerica.org Welcoming Transgender Singers: Resource List https://www.chorusamerica.org/conducting-performing/welcoming-transgender-singers-resource-list <div class="field field-type-text field-field-intro"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>How can choruses foster a more inclusive culture for transgender singers? This list of resources accompanies our <a href="/conducting-performing/making-your-chorus-welcoming-transgender-singers" target="_blank">article from the Winter 2017-18 issue of the&nbsp;</a><em><a href="/conducting-performing/making-your-chorus-welcoming-transgender-singers" target="_blank">Voice</a>&nbsp;</em>on welcoming transgender singers.</p> </div> </div> </div> <h3>Selected resources for more information</h3> <ul> <li><strong><a href="http://www.galachoruses.org" target="_blank">Gala Choruses</a></strong>—national organization, for LGBTQ choirs, includes resources for making choirs gender-inclusive. <ul> </ul></li></ul><p><a href="https://www.chorusamerica.org/conducting-performing/welcoming-transgender-singers-resource-list" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://www.chorusamerica.org/conducting-performing/welcoming-transgender-singers-resource-list#comments Conducting & Performing Management & Governance Diversity Participation Research/Data Singing Voice public Mon, 18 Dec 2017 22:56:14 +0000 Ari Agha 8049 at https://www.chorusamerica.org Welcoming Transgender Singers: Key Terms https://www.chorusamerica.org/conducting-performing/welcoming-transgender-singers-key-terms <div class="field field-type-text field-field-intro"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>In creating a chorus culture that is welcoming to transgender singers, terminology can be something that some choral leaders may need catching up on. This list of key terms below supplements our article in the Winter 2017-18 <em>Voice</em> on <a href="/conducting-performing/making-your-chorus-welcoming-transgender-singers" target="_blank">making choruses welcoming for transgender singers</a>.</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="/conducting-performing/welcoming-transgender-singers-key-terms" 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/Seattle%20Pro%20Musica_web_0.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-int_carousel_304_198" width="304" height="198" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <table border="0" align="center"> <tr> <td> <h3>Key Terms When Working With Transgender Singers</h3> <p><strong>AFAB</strong>—Assigned Female at Birth, based on physical anatomy<br /> <strong>AMAB</strong>—Assigned Male at Birth, based on physical anatomy<br /> <strong>Cisgender (cis)</strong>—A person whose gender&nbsp;identity&nbsp;fits the sex assigned at birth.</p> </td></tr></table><p><a href="https://www.chorusamerica.org/conducting-performing/welcoming-transgender-singers-key-terms" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://www.chorusamerica.org/conducting-performing/welcoming-transgender-singers-key-terms#comments Conducting & Performing Management & Governance Diversity Participation Singing Voice public Sun, 17 Dec 2017 05:00:00 +0000 Ari Agha 8075 at https://www.chorusamerica.org Nontraditional Holiday Choral Programs https://www.chorusamerica.org/conducting-performing/nontraditional-holiday-choral-programs <div class="field field-type-text field-field-intro"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The December holidays are synonymous with choral music, and thousands of people in North America celebrate with singing in or attending concerts that feature timeless carols and familiar favorites. But some choruses are breaking away from the tried-and-true holiday concert formula. We spoke with several choral leaders whose ensembles are highlighting lesser-known traditions, or using holiday themes to explore more universal concepts or address timely social issues.</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="/conducting-performing/nontraditional-holiday-choral-programs" 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/candlelight-vigil_0.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-int_carousel_304_198" width="304" height="198" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <h3>Aurora Chorus</h3> <p><strong>Jaclyn Leeds, Board Chair</strong></p> <p><a href="https://www.chorusamerica.org/conducting-performing/nontraditional-holiday-choral-programs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://www.chorusamerica.org/conducting-performing/nontraditional-holiday-choral-programs#comments Conducting & Performing Management & Governance Audiences Diversity Innovation Repertoire public Thu, 14 Dec 2017 17:42:31 +0000 Mike Rowan 8045 at https://www.chorusamerica.org National Chorale’s 50th Anniversary Online Auction https://www.chorusamerica.org/calendar/national-chorale%E2%80%99s-50th-anniversary-online-auction <div class="field field-type-text field-field-intro"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Bidding is now open at&nbsp;<a href="http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?f=001lSKReZi7mx_fxRKnJ2rUQIEttHo87z29GpWcgTvQOMcP_Hf8IzCcbkDvnxBdNz7a2AfcSxMXz4xF8iwLJrgM6GloEJNaSBrsfq95F88zxT4EXN94ByFZgSC8IdjVe6XEUZy3yRayOfCOtIJrIOZQUM4k0I42mgjbHAAlt82Seb0AoZkuFnDJ7Wb7WHeA5Zd0tyJrFmouBQc=&amp;c=mvYjGMpN8frlfMsAhcZY0OzJS5T63m3DHw_T1fJiUwlkP_W0AOicEA==&amp;ch=sNsQ9vTj-8aBR802Tpob8MXvumP96vqQqkfI_XFdePNl4hRa8jreiA==">www.nationalchorale50thanniversary.org</a>&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">10 Dec 2017</span><span class="date-display-separator"> - </span><span class="date-display-end">12 Apr 2018</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><a name="OLE_LINK113"></a><a name="OLE_LINK112"></a><a name="OLE_LINK111"></a><a name="OLE_LINK110"></a><a name="OLE_LINK109"></a><a name="OLE_LINK108"></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.chorusamerica.org/calendar/national-chorale%E2%80%99s-50th-anniversary-online-auction" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://www.chorusamerica.org/calendar/national-chorale%E2%80%99s-50th-anniversary-online-auction#comments Management & Governance Special Event Sun, 10 Dec 2017 05:00:04 +0000 Michelle Tabnick PR 8040 at https://www.chorusamerica.org Opera Saratoga Announces Retirement of Patty Finnerty and Appointment of two new Members to Senior Staff https://www.chorusamerica.org/calendar/opera-saratoga-announces-retirement-patty-finnerty-and-appointment-two-new-members-senior-s <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Saratoga Springs, NY </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">06 Dec 2017</span><span class="date-display-separator"> - </span><span class="date-display-end">13 Dec 2017</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><a name="OLE_LINK83"></a><a name="OLE_LINK82"></a><a name="OLE_LINK81"></a><a name="OLE_LINK80"></a><a name="OLE_LINK79"></a><a name="OLE_LINK78"><strong></strong></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.chorusamerica.org/calendar/opera-saratoga-announces-retirement-patty-finnerty-and-appointment-two-new-members-senior-s" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://www.chorusamerica.org/calendar/opera-saratoga-announces-retirement-patty-finnerty-and-appointment-two-new-members-senior-s#comments Management & Governance Tue, 05 Dec 2017 15:33:09 +0000 Michelle Tabnick PR 8036 at https://www.chorusamerica.org Meet A Member: Anne Longmore, Toronto Mendelssohn Choir https://www.chorusamerica.org/management-governance/meet-member-anne-longmore-toronto-mendelssohn-choir <div class="field field-type-text field-field-intro"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Toronto Mendelssohn Choir director of marketing and community outreach Anne Longmore has an unusual dual career—college professor and arts administrator, thanks to a big move.</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="/management-governance/meet-member-anne-longmore-toronto-mendelssohn-choir" 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/Anne_headshot_web.jpg" alt="" title="Anne Longmore" class="imagecache imagecache-int_carousel_304_198" width="304" height="198" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>“I worked for a year and a half in Dubai with my family, and taught some marketing classes at Canadian University Dubai where my husband was working,” recounts Longmore.</p> <p><a href="https://www.chorusamerica.org/management-governance/meet-member-anne-longmore-toronto-mendelssohn-choir" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://www.chorusamerica.org/management-governance/meet-member-anne-longmore-toronto-mendelssohn-choir#comments Management & Governance Audiences Careers Education Marketing/Public Relations Profile public Thu, 30 Nov 2017 22:44:56 +0000 Mike Rowan 8024 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 Handling Singer Dismissals the Right Way https://www.chorusamerica.org/management-governance/handling-singer-dismissals-right-way <div class="field field-type-text field-field-intro"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>A community chorus is held together by its singers’ commitment to each other and to the group. But what happens when a volunteer singer becomes disruptive to that community spirit—and won’t comply with repeated requests to change their ways? Does your chorus have a carefully spelled-out dismissal procedure, or do you handle things on a case-by-case basis? Or are you sitting there crossing your fingers and hoping it won’t happen, because there is no precedent in recent memory?</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="/management-governance/handling-singer-dismissals-right-way" 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/choirfolder.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-int_carousel_304_198" width="304" height="198" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>During Ethan Hecht’s second year as executive director of the Boulder Chorale, he ran into a situation with a singer who was breaking expectations that were clearly spelled out in the singer handbook.</p> <p><a href="https://www.chorusamerica.org/management-governance/handling-singer-dismissals-right-way" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://www.chorusamerica.org/management-governance/handling-singer-dismissals-right-way#comments Management & Governance General Governance Management/Leadership Operations Technique/Tool public Wed, 20 Sep 2017 20:03:23 +0000 Kathryn Mueller 7864 at https://www.chorusamerica.org Software that Sings https://www.chorusamerica.org/management-governance/software-sings <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Choosing the Right Software for Your Chorus </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-intro"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The right process can save your organization a lot of time and money as you select new software. But how do you get started?</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="/management-governance/software-sings" 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/laptop-2589420_1920_web.jpg" alt="" title="stock laptop" class="imagecache imagecache-int_carousel_304_198" width="304" height="198" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>For decades, the Choral Artists of Sarasota used spreadsheets for the organization's donor records. Each donation was entered on a new line and the information was stashed away on a computer making it very hard to see and analyze a donor’s history.</p> <p><a href="https://www.chorusamerica.org/management-governance/software-sings" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://www.chorusamerica.org/management-governance/software-sings#comments Management & Governance Fundraising Governance Management/Leadership Operations Technique/Tool Technology Voice public Wed, 13 Sep 2017 18:57:34 +0000 Dan Rivas 7857 at https://www.chorusamerica.org