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Member News

 

Jacksonville Children's Chorus Welcomes New Staff Member Katy Polk

Jacksonville Children's Chorus Welcomes New Staff Member Katy Polk

Darren Dailey | Professional

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Ms. Katy Polk as Primary Choir Conductor, Vocal Exploration Instructor, Voice Instructor, and Program Coordinator. Katy Polk, soprano, is a native of the greater Jacksonville area. She graduated...Read more

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Seraphic Fire Releases FY16 Annual Report

Seraphic Fire Releases FY16 Annual Report

Rhett | CA News

Seraphic Fire's 14th Season (2015-2016) included three residencies in Washington, DC, New York, and Philadelphia, a collaboration with the New World Symphony, and saw a dramatic shift in its education and outreach program. The Annual Report gives...Read more

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Cincinnati Children's Choir Offers Unique Tour Opportunity

Cincinnati Children's Choir Offers Unique Tour Opportunity

Rachel Breeden | Children/Youth

Join the Cincinnati Children’s Choir for a national treble-voice festival on the beautiful University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music campus.Read more

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The Capital Hearings Announce Winner of 3rd annual Young Composers Competition

The Capital Hearings Announce Winner of 3rd annual Young Composers Competition

The Capital Hearings | Composing/Commissioning, Performance

The Capital Hearings, a D.C.-based 14-member a cappella ensemble, announced 32-year old composer Charles Perryman (CWPerryman.com) as the winner of its 2016 Young Composers Competition.Read more

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Art works to accompany Handel's Messiah, Part I

Art works to accompany Handel's Messiah, Part I

EGV | General

The Farmington Valley Chorale (CT) recently prepared a slideshow of famous works of art (public domain) which highlight the texts and themes of Part I of Handel's Messiah. It was projected in a large hall to accompany their performance. The Chorale is...Read more

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Toronto Mendelssohn Choir call for compositions

Toronto Mendelssohn Choir call for compositions

Toronto Mendels... | Composing/Commissioning

Now in its second year, the TMC Choral Composition Competition is open to unpublished Canadian composers. The winning composer will receive the Debbie Fleming Prize for Choral Composition, a cash award of $1,000.Read more

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Toronto Mendelssohn Choir celebrates Artistic Director Noel Edison’s 20th season  in 2016/17

Toronto Mendelssohn Choir celebrates Artistic Director Noel Edison’s 20th season in 2016/17

Toronto Mendels... | Performance

The Toronto Mendelssohn Choir presents a season of inspiring choral music for 2016/17 – from an intimate a cappella performance to a grand oratorio with full orchestra. In November the Choir celebrates Noel Edison’s 20thRead more

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Women's Choir Symposium 2017 in Los Angeles (June 20/21)

Women's Choir Symposium 2017 in Los Angeles (June 20/21)

Morna Edmundson | Adults/Seniors, Conducting, Networking, Repertoire

Announcing a symposium for conductors of women’s choirs in June 2017.  As part of Elektra Women’s Choir’s 30th Anniversary celebrations next season and Los Angeles-based VOX Femina’s 20th, Elektra and VOX are collaborating to co-host a symposium for...Read more

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ProMusica Arizona Chorale and Orchestra Announce August Auditions

ProMusica Arizona Chorale and Orchestra Announce August Auditions

yvonne dolby | Recruitment

ProMusica Arizona Chorale and OrchestraRead 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’s 2017 Awards Recognize Outstanding Choruses and Individuals

Chorus America’s 2017 Awards Recognize Outstanding Choruses and Individuals

Chorus America Staff | Awards, CA News

Chorus America has announced the recipients of its 2017 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 Releases First-Ever Study of Choral Music Audiences

Chorus America Releases First-Ever Study of Choral Music Audiences

Chorus America Staff | Audiences, CA News, Impact/Value, Research/Data

A new report released by Chorus America provides the first-ever systematic look at what moves and motivates the people who attend choral music concerts. The study’s surveying tools and findings, all available for use by the field, will help choruses...Read more

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Chorus America’s 2016 Awards Recognize Outstanding Choruses and Individuals

Chorus America’s 2016 Awards Recognize Outstanding Choruses and Individuals

Chorus America Staff | Awards, CA News

Chorus America has announced the recipients of its 2016 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 Awarded Art Works Grant from National Endowment for the Arts

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

Mike Rowan | Awards, CA News, Fundraising

Chorus America, the advocacy, research, and leadership development organization serving the field of choral music, is honored to be the recipient of a $90,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) to support services, programs, and...Read more

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2015 Chorus America Award Recipients Announced

2015 Chorus America Award Recipients Announced

Chorus America Staff | Awards, CA News

Chorus America has announced the recipients of its 2015 awards program. The awards recognize a broad range of achievements in choral music, including artistic excellence, adventurous programming, innovative education programs, and lifetime service to the...Read more

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Catherine Dehoney Named Chorus America President & CEO

Catherine Dehoney Named Chorus America President & CEO

Chorus America Staff | CA News

The governing board of Chorus America has named Catherine Dehoney as President & CEO of Chorus America, effective March 23, 2015. Dehoney brings a wealth of experience in arts management and fundraising, having served most recently as the executive...Read more

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Chorus America Announces President & CEO Search

Chorus America Announces President & CEO Search

Chorus America Staff |

Chorus America has launched a search process for a new president & CEO. Ann Meier Baker will leave the position to become director of music and opera at the National Endowment for the Arts in January 2015. The board has named Mitch Menchaca—currently...Read more

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Chorus America’s Inaugural Brazeal Wayne Dennard Award Recognizes Joseph Jennings

Chorus America’s Inaugural Brazeal Wayne Dennard Award Recognizes Joseph Jennings

Chorus America Staff | Awards, CA News

Chorus America recognized Joseph Jennings, music director emeritus of Chanticleer, as the first recipient of the Chorus America Brazeal Wayne Dennard Award at a June 12th ceremony that was part of the organization’s 2014 Conference.Read more

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2014 Chorus America Award Recipients Announced

2014 Chorus America Award Recipients Announced

Chorus America Staff | Awards, CA News

Chorus America has announced the recipients of its 2014 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'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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