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Member News

 

iSing Silicon Valley Girlchoir wins 8th International Robert Schumann Choral Competition

iSing Silicon Valley Girlchoir wins 8th International Robert Schumann Choral Competition

iSing Silicon V... | Awards

June 11, 2018, Palo Alto, CA: iSing Silicon Valley Girlchoir has won the Grand Prize at the 8th Robert Schumann International Choral Competition.Read more

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AVSHALOMOV "CHANUKAH TONIGHT"--WITH DANCERS!

AVSHALOMOV "CHANUKAH TONIGHT"--WITH DANCERS!

David Avshalomov | Adults/Seniors, Audiences, Diversity, Families, General, History, Performance, Repertoire

Here is a candid video of the first performance of this lively Chanukah song in Canada last winter. First time I ever saw it with choral hand movement, and dancers. What a burst of extra exuberance they added! Read more

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DAVID AVSHALOMOV RECEIVES HONG KONG CHILDREN'S CHOIR 50TH ANNIVERSARY CHORAL SELECTION PRIZE

DAVID AVSHALOMOV RECEIVES HONG KONG CHILDREN'S CHOIR 50TH ANNIVERSARY CHORAL SELECTION PRIZE

David Avshalomov | Awards, Children/Youth, Civic Engagement, Education, Families, General, Health, Repertoire, Schools

Noted American choral composer was just designated a winner of the Hong Kong Children’s Choir 50th Anniversary Choral Selections (Intermediate Level). The award includes a prize and inclusion in the Choir's 50th Anniversary Choral Songbook.Read more

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Chor Leoni appoints Zachary Wadsworth Composer-In-Residence

Chor Leoni appoints Zachary Wadsworth Composer-In-Residence

Chor Leoni Men'... | Performance

(Vancouver, BC) Chor Leoni Men’s Choir and Artistic Director Erick Lichte are pleased to announce the appointment of Canadian-American composer Zachary Wadsworth to a two-year term as the ensemble’s first-ever ComposRead more

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RAGAZZI BOYS CHORUS, Redwood City, CA, Announces Changes in Leadership

RAGAZZI BOYS CHORUS, Redwood City, CA, Announces Changes in Leadership

Ragazzi-Boys-Chorus | Careers, Children/Youth, Conducting, Education, Governance, Management/Leadership, Professional

RAGAZZI BOYS CHORUS ANNOUNCES CHANGES IN LEADERSHIP New General Director takes helm in two-stage plan – beginning August 2018Read more

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Acappellago gives 7 World Premieres

Acappellago gives 7 World Premieres

patricia m smith | Performance

Acappellago was pleased to present seven world premieres at its March 2018 concerts, "Escape to...the Wonderful World of Color" In Oak Brook and Batavia, IL.Read more

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Indianapolis Symphonic Choir Announces Ninth Annual Christmas Carol Commission Competition

Indianapolis Symphonic Choir Announces Ninth Annual Christmas Carol Commission Competition

Kate Housman | Adults/Seniors, Awards, Children/Youth, Community Outreach, Composing/Commissioning, Marketing/Public Relations, Operations, Participation, Performance, Professional, Symphonic

The Indianapolis Symphonic Choir announces the ninth annual Christmas Carol Commission Competition as part of its commitment to the future of choral music. Submitted works must be original, unpublished, and have not been publicly performed; between 3 and...Read more

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MILBURN PRICE RECIPIENT OF DCINY’S EDUCATOR LAUREATE AWARD

MILBURN PRICE RECIPIENT OF DCINY’S EDUCATOR LAUREATE AWARD

andrea@DCINY.org | Awards, Careers, Civic Engagement, Conducting, Education, History, Impact/Value, Management/Leadership, Profile

DISTINGUISHED CONCERTS INTERNATIONAL NEW YORK NAMES MILBURN PRICE RECIPIENT OF DCINY’S EDUCATOR LAUREATE AWARDRead more

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Phoenix Chorale Announces Finalists for Artistic Director Search

Phoenix Chorale Announces Finalists for Artistic Director Search

Jen Rogers | Management/Leadership

https://www.phoenixchorale.org/pressroom/news-release-search-finalists/<Read more

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CA in the News

 

Los Angeles Children's Chorus is Celebrated for Choral Excellence

Los Angeles Children's Chorus is Celebrated for Choral Excellence

Lauren Rosenthal | Awards, CA News

In an article from Pasadena Now, music director Anne Tomlinson is interviewed about winning the 2014 Chorus America Margaret Hillis Award for Choral Excellence as well as what is up next for the Los Angeles Children's Chorus.Read more

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Singing Changes Your Brain

Singing Changes Your Brain

Lauren Rosenthal | CA News, Impact/Value, Singing

Group singing has been scientifically proven to lower stress, relieve anxiety, and elevate endorphins. Author and choral singer Stacy Horn reports on her own experiences for Time, referencing Chorus America Chorus Impact Study. Read more here. Read more

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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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Press Releases

 

Chorus America Elects Six Board Members

Chorus America Elects Six Board Members

Robin L. Perry | CA News, Governance

The Chorus America board of directors has elected six new members to join its ranks: Shawn Crouch, Joy Douglass, John Evans, Catherine Peterson, Leonard Ratzlaff, and Roger W.Read more

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Chorus America Recognizes Outstanding Choruses and Individuals

Chorus America Recognizes Outstanding Choruses and Individuals

Robin L. Perry | Awards, Composing/Commissioning, General, Impact/Value, Innovation

Washington, DC (May 12, 2011) – Chorus America has announced the recipients of its 2011 awards program, recognizing a broad range of achievements in choral music, including artistic excellence, adventurous programming, innovative education programs,...Read more

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Chorus Impact Study Media Release: For Educators

Chorus Impact Study Media Release: For Educators

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

Chorus America releases new data about the impact of choral singing on children & youth: The Chorus Impact Study: How Adults, Children, and Communities Benefit from Choruses.Read more

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Chorus Impact Study Media Release

Chorus Impact Study Media Release

Robin L. Perry | Adults/Seniors, Children/Youth, Civic Engagement, Community Outreach, Education, Impact/Value, Participation, Research/Data

Chorus America releases tracking data on the impact of choral singers of all ages on their communities: The Chorus Impact Study: How Children, Adults, and Communities Benefit from Choruses.Read more

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