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Member News

 

Heartland Men's Chorus Names Dustin Cates as New Artistic Director

Heartland Men's Chorus Names Dustin Cates as New Artistic Director

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Dustin Cates was announced as the new artistic director of Heartland Men’s Chorus today. Cates will assume the role starting with the 2014-2015 season, the 29th season for the chorus.Read more

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Madrigalia Names Cary Ratcliff Artistic Director

Madrigalia Names Cary Ratcliff Artistic Director

Madrigalia - Admin | Conducting

Rochester composer, musician, and conductor Cary Ratcliff has been named Artistic Director of Madrigalia.  Ratcliff joins Madrigalia as the choral ensemble’s fourth director in its near 40-year history.  Read more

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AMERICAN VOICES with Children's Chorus of Washington

AMERICAN VOICES with Children's Chorus of Washington

Children's Chor... | Adults/Seniors, Audiences, Children/Youth, Families, Performance, Repertoire, Singing, Venue

Children’s Chorus of Washington (CCW) announces its Spring Concert, AmerRead more

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Scheduling Now Auditions for 2014-15 - Children's Chorus of Washington

Scheduling Now Auditions for 2014-15 - Children's Chorus of Washington

Children's Chor... | Children/Youth, Education, Families, Recruitment, Schools, Singing

START YOUR JOURNEY TODAY with CHILDREN’S CHORUS OF WASHINGTON (CCW) Read more

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Tampa Bay Children's Chorus Celebrates 25th Anniversary

Tampa Bay Children's Chorus Celebrates 25th Anniversary

The Tampa Bay C... | Children/Youth

This season marks the twenty-fifth season of the Tampa Bay Children’s Chorus. A celebratory concert on May 10 will feature alumni singers and a newly commissioned work by Tampa native Kurt Knecht, a music faculty member at the University of Nebraska in...Read more

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Kantorei Names New Artistic Director

Kantorei Names New Artistic Director

KantoreiDenver | Conducting, General, Management/Leadership, Marketing/Public Relations, Performance, Professional, Singing

Joel M. Rinsema to take artistic helm of Denver’s premier choral ensemble, will continue as President & CEO of Grammy Award-winning Phoenix Chorale  Read more

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San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus presents Luster: An American Songbook

San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus presents Luster: An American Songbook

Justin Taylor | Performance

San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus (SFGMC) Artistic Director, Dr. Timothy Seelig, has announced the program for LUSTER: AN AMERICAN SONGBOOK at Davies Symphony Hall (201 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco), on Tuesday, March 25 and Wednesday, March 26, 2014 at 8...Read more

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CA in the News

 

Chorus America's 2013 Annual Conference News Wrap-Up

Chorus America's 2013 Annual Conference News Wrap-Up

Lauren Rosenthal | CA News

Four days of "Fresh Air, Fresh Ideas" at Chorus America's 36th Annual Conference in Seattle created a lot of buzz in the Pacific Northwest. The following is an aggregate of media coverage from the Conference.Read more

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Studies show choral singing helps keep older adults healthier

Studies show choral singing helps keep older adults healthier

Lauren Rosenthal | CA News, Health, Impact/Value

After attending Chorus America's 2012 Conference in Minneapolis, Louise Greenberg of Green Hills, Pennsylvania was inspired to form the Greater Reading Encore Chorale for singers who are age 55 and older. Susan L. Peña from the Reading Eagle reports...Read more

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35th Annual Chorus America Conference: A Resounding Success!

35th Annual Chorus America Conference: A Resounding Success!

Liza Beth | CA News

"I have heard that if you learn one new and great things at a conference, your attendance has been worthwhile and successful." Jeanne Kelly, founder and executive director of Encore Creativity for Older Adults, gives Chorus America's 2012 conference a...Read more

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Walking the Walk

Walking the Walk

Robin L. Perry | CA News

The future of choral music is more than secure, if members of Chorus America have anything to do with it. So writes Maggie Hamilton of Choir and Organ magazine in her report on the 2012 Conference in Minneapolis.Read more

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Utah Chamber Artists Premiere Dale Warland Singers Commission Award-Winning Piece

Utah Chamber Artists Premiere Dale Warland Singers Commission Award-Winning Piece

Chorus America Staff | Composing/Commissioning

The Utah Chamber Artists received the 2011 Dale Warland Singers Commission Award to partner with composer Tarik O'Regan. The Salt Lake Tribune reports on the upcoming concert and the world premiere of After Rain (Petrichor). Read more here.Read more

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Music and Our Children, HuffPost

Music and Our Children, HuffPost

Robin L. Perry | Children/Youth, Education, Impact/Value, Research/Data, Schools

Agnes Gund writes about music in our schools, referencing Chorus America's Chorus Impact Study. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/agnes-gund/music-child-development-_b_9602...Read more

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Naples Daily News

Naples Daily News

Catherine Davies | Singing, Volunteer

Under the direction of Timothy McDonnell, the newly formed Symphonic Chorale of Southwest Florida performs Messiah this Christmas.Read more

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Increasing Board Diversity, Board Room magazine

Increasing Board Diversity, Board Room magazine

Robin L. Perry | Diversity, Management/Leadership, Strategic Planning

Ann Meier Baker wrote a guest column for BoardSource on increasing board diversity. See page 5 of Board Source magazine. Download now.Read more

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The American Choral Scene: A Status Report, WYPR Baltimore

The American Choral Scene: A Status Report, WYPR Baltimore

Robin L. Perry | Impact/Value, Participation, Repertoire, Research/Data, Singing

WYPR's "Choral Arts Classics" host Tom Hall talks to Frank Nemhauser, director of the Berkshire Choral Festival, and Ann Meier Baker, the president & CEO of Chorus America for an update on the status of choral singing throughout the country.Read more

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Choral Activists Wanted: Transitioning To Proactive Choral Advocacy, ACDA Star of the North

Choral Activists Wanted: Transitioning To Proactive Choral Advocacy, ACDA Star of the North

Catherine Davies | Education, Impact/Value, Networking, Research/Data, Schools

Chorus America's membership director Catherine Davies wrote an article on how to be an advocate for school choirs for ACDA's Star of the North newsletter. Download the PDF.Read more

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Press Releases

 

Chorus America's 2013 Awards Recognize Outstanding Choruses and Individuals

Chorus America's 2013 Awards Recognize Outstanding Choruses and Individuals

Chorus America Staff | Awards, CA News

Chorus America has announced the recipients of its 2013 awards program, recognizing a broad range of achievements in choral music, including artistic excellence, adventurous programming, innovative educatiRead more

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Chorus America Partners with the Kennedy Center for 2014 National Choral Celebration

Chorus America Partners with the Kennedy Center for 2014 National Choral Celebration

Liza Beth | CA News

Chorus America, the advocacy, research, and leadership development organization serving the field of choral music, will partner with the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts on Voices of Our Nation, a weeklong celebration of America’s choral...Read more

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Chorus America Receives Art Works Grant from National Endowment for the Arts

Chorus America Receives Art Works Grant from National Endowment for the Arts

Liza Beth | CA News, Fundraising

Chorus America, the advocacy, research and leadership development organization serving the field of choral music, is proud to be the recipient of a $100,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) to support services and technical assistance...Read more

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Chorus America’s Website and Magazine Honored by ASCAP Deems Taylor Awards

Chorus America’s Website and Magazine Honored by ASCAP Deems Taylor Awards

Liza Beth | Awards, CA News, Impact/Value

Chorus America, the advocacy, research and leadership development organization serving the field of choral music, has been honored with two ASCAP Deems Taylor Awards for its website chorusamerica.org and its magazine The Voice.Read more

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Chorus America Inducted into American Classical Music Hall of Fame

Chorus America Inducted into American Classical Music Hall of Fame

Robin L. Perry | Awards, CA News, Impact/Value

Chorus America has been named to the American Classical Music Hall of Fame, one of six inductees selected for 2011. Others inducted this year are composer John Corigliano, conductor Sir George Solti, cellist Gregor Piatigorsky, educator Charles Wadsworth...Read more

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Chorus America To Offer Conference in Seattle for Chorus Leaders

Chorus America To Offer Conference in Seattle for Chorus Leaders

Chorus America Staff | Children/Youth, Composing/Commissioning, Conducting, Fundraising, Governance, Management/Leadership, Marketing/Public Relations, Professional, Singing

Washington, DC (June 19, 2012) – Chorus America, the advocacy, research, and leadership development organization for choral music, will bring its Annual Conference to Seattle, June 12-15, 2013, in collaboration with hosts Seattle Pro Musica, and Seattle...Read more

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2012 Chorus America Awards Announced

2012 Chorus America Awards Announced

Chorus America Staff | Awards

Chorus America has announced the recipients of its 2012 awards program, recognizing a broad range of achievements in choral music, including artistic excellence, adventurous programming, innovative education programs, generous philanthropy, and lifetime...Read more

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Chorus America Launches New Website

Chorus America Launches New Website

Robin L. Perry | CA News, Operations

 Washington, DC, February 8, 2012―Chorus America has launched a new website, culminating a year-long process developing resources and integrating content and media from many sources. The new site offers hundreds of articles and resources for the...Read more

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The Voice Magazine Receives Association TRENDS Award

The Voice Magazine Receives Association TRENDS Award

Jan-Marie Petersen | Audiences, Awards, Community Outreach, Marketing/Public Relations

Chorus America's magazine, The Voice, has been honored with a Bronze for Quarterly Magazines in Association TRENDS’ 2011 All-Media Contest. It was selected from more than 450 entries in the association communications contest.Read more

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Chorus America Holds Choral‐Orchestral Conducting Masterclass at Mannes College, January 13‐16, 2012

Chorus America Holds Choral‐Orchestral Conducting Masterclass at Mannes College, January 13‐16, 2012

Robin L. Perry | Careers, Conducting, Education, Professional, Rehearsal, Repertoire

Chorus America will hold a Choral‐Orchestral Conducting Masterclass, January 13‐16, 2012, at Mannes College, The New School for Music, New York City. This professional training program provides choral conductors with intensive conducting sessions in...Read more

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