Chorus America | High Notes https://www.chorusamerica.org/feeds/high-notes/rss.xml en NEA News: 2018 Second Round Grants Announced, House Subcommittee Proposes FY 2019 Increase https://www.chorusamerica.org/publications/high-notes/nea-news-2018-second-round-grants-announced-house-subcommittee-proposes-fy-2 <p>On May 9, the National Endowment for the Arts announced the recipients of its second round of 2018 grants. We are excited to see many of our partners and choral organizations represented on the list of awarded grants in arts education, presenting and multidisciplinary works, and music, shown at the end of this announcement.</p> <p><a href="https://www.chorusamerica.org/publications/high-notes/nea-news-2018-second-round-grants-announced-house-subcommittee-proposes-fy-2" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://www.chorusamerica.org/publications/high-notes/nea-news-2018-second-round-grants-announced-house-subcommittee-proposes-fy-2#comments Government/Policy Impact/Value Government/Policy Impact/Value Thu, 17 May 2018 19:17:38 +0000 Mike Rowan 8713 at https://www.chorusamerica.org President's Budget Proposes Elimination of the NEA https://www.chorusamerica.org/publications/high-notes/presidents-budget-proposes-elimination-nea <p>Last week, the president released his proposed budget for fiscal year 2019. The proposal includes a provision to eliminate the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), along with several other cultural agencies.</p> <p><a href="https://www.chorusamerica.org/publications/high-notes/presidents-budget-proposes-elimination-nea" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://www.chorusamerica.org/publications/high-notes/presidents-budget-proposes-elimination-nea#comments Civic Engagement Government/Policy Impact/Value Thu, 22 Feb 2018 20:45:12 +0000 Chorus America Staff 8263 at https://www.chorusamerica.org First Round of 2018 NEA Grants Announced https://www.chorusamerica.org/publications/high-notes/first-round-2018-nea-grants-announced <p>The National Endowment for the Arts announced the recipients of its first round of 2018 grants, and Chorus America is honored to be the recipient of a $90,000 award. We are also excited to see many of our partners and choral organizations represented in the list of awarded grants, including:</p> <p><strong>American Composers Forum<br /> Boston Children’s Chorus<br /> Brooklyn Youth Chorus</strong></p> <p><a href="https://www.chorusamerica.org/publications/high-notes/first-round-2018-nea-grants-announced" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://www.chorusamerica.org/publications/high-notes/first-round-2018-nea-grants-announced#comments Awards CA News Fundraising Thu, 08 Feb 2018 14:18:28 +0000 Mike Rowan 8185 at https://www.chorusamerica.org Tax Reform and Your Chorus https://www.chorusamerica.org/publications/high-notes/tax-reform-and-your-chorus <p>This week, the House and Senate plan to vote on a final comprehensive tax reform package that will have immediate implications for choruses and all nonprofits.</p> <p><a href="https://www.chorusamerica.org/publications/high-notes/tax-reform-and-your-chorus" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://www.chorusamerica.org/publications/high-notes/tax-reform-and-your-chorus#comments Fundraising Government/Policy Tue, 19 Dec 2017 15:50:44 +0000 Chorus America Staff 8050 at https://www.chorusamerica.org Coming Soon! A New, Improved Chorus Operations Survey https://www.chorusamerica.org/publications/high-notes/coming-soon-new-improved-chorus-operations-survey <p>Our Chorus Operations Survey (COS) is the most comprehensive source of data available on choruses and the choral field. This year, through a new partnership with <a href="http://culturaldata.org/"> DataArts</a>, the leading arts and culture researcher, the COS will become an even more powerful tool.</p> <p><a href="https://www.chorusamerica.org/publications/high-notes/coming-soon-new-improved-chorus-operations-survey" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://www.chorusamerica.org/publications/high-notes/coming-soon-new-improved-chorus-operations-survey#comments CA News Evaluation Governance Operations Research/Data Thu, 21 Sep 2017 15:28:56 +0000 Chorus America Staff 7867 at https://www.chorusamerica.org Hurricane Harvey Information and Resources https://www.chorusamerica.org/publications/high-notes/hurricane-harvey-information-and-resources <p>Chorus America’s thoughts are with all those affected by the terrible destruction of Hurricane Harvey. We know that the communities in Harvey’s path include many choruses and artists.&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="https://www.chorusamerica.org/publications/high-notes/hurricane-harvey-information-and-resources" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://www.chorusamerica.org/publications/high-notes/hurricane-harvey-information-and-resources#comments CA News Civic Engagement General Thu, 07 Sep 2017 19:59:05 +0000 Chorus America Staff 7816 at https://www.chorusamerica.org Federal Arts Funding Update https://www.chorusamerica.org/publications/high-notes/federal-arts-funding-update <p>Yesterday, the U.S. House Interior Appropriations Subcommittee approved a bill that calls for the National Endowment for the Arts to be funded at $145 million in FY 2018.</p> <p><a href="https://www.chorusamerica.org/publications/high-notes/federal-arts-funding-update" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://www.chorusamerica.org/publications/high-notes/federal-arts-funding-update#comments Civic Engagement Government/Policy Thu, 13 Jul 2017 13:53:12 +0000 Chorus America Staff 7672 at https://www.chorusamerica.org Good News for FY17 Arts Funding https://www.chorusamerica.org/publications/high-notes/good-news-fy17-arts-funding <p>This week, the House and Senate passed an FY17 omnibus spending bill that includes increased funding for the arts.</p> <p>The budget allots $149,849,000 to the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA); this increase is encouraging, as the president's initial budget&nbsp;proposed a $15M cut to the agency for the rest of FY17.</p> <p><a href="https://www.chorusamerica.org/publications/high-notes/good-news-fy17-arts-funding" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://www.chorusamerica.org/publications/high-notes/good-news-fy17-arts-funding#comments Government/Policy Fri, 05 May 2017 14:33:58 +0000 Chorus America Staff 7525 at https://www.chorusamerica.org 5 Ways You Can #SAVEtheNEA https://www.chorusamerica.org/publications/high-notes/5-ways-you-can-savethenea <p>With the recent release of a budget proposal from President Trump that would eliminate all funding for the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), <strong>now is the time to act to #SAVEtheNEA</strong>.&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="https://www.chorusamerica.org/publications/high-notes/5-ways-you-can-savethenea" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://www.chorusamerica.org/publications/high-notes/5-ways-you-can-savethenea#comments Civic Engagement Government/Policy Thu, 16 Mar 2017 20:41:59 +0000 Chorus America Staff 7392 at https://www.chorusamerica.org Choral Field Building Study Released by BHS https://www.chorusamerica.org/publications/high-notes/choral-field-building-study-released-bhs <p>The Barbershop Harmony Society (BHS) announced the public release of the <a href="http://www.barbershop.org/files/BHS%20ChoralFieldBuilding%20FinalReport%20170207.pdf" target="_blank">Choral Field Building Study</a> on Monday, March 6, in <a href="http://www.barbershop.org/building-a-healthy-choral-ecosystem-new-report-now-available/" target="_blank">an article on the Society's website</a>.</p> <p><a href="https://www.chorusamerica.org/publications/high-notes/choral-field-building-study-released-bhs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://www.chorusamerica.org/publications/high-notes/choral-field-building-study-released-bhs#comments CA News Impact/Value Networking Research/Data Wed, 08 Mar 2017 22:21:17 +0000 Mike Rowan 7368 at https://www.chorusamerica.org