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Member News

 

Capital Singers of Trenton Appoint New Conductor

Capital Singers of Trenton Appoint New Conductor

Suzanne Proulx | Audiences

Capital Singers of Trenton has appointed Vinroy D. Brown, Jr. as the new Artistic Director and Conductor, succeeding Founding Artistic Director and Conductor Richard M. Loatman. Brown, a graduate of Westminister Choir College, hold degrees in Sacred...Read more

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Looking for Christmas repertoire in French?

Looking for Christmas repertoire in French?

Charles Decroix | Composing/Commissioning, Conducting, Professional, Rehearsal, Repertoire, Singing

Only one place to buy your scores online in Québec! https://alliance-editions.ca/collections/noel Best prices, best quality, and best service. Please write to us at editions@chorales.ca if youhave any questions.  Best regards,  Charles Decroix...Read more

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Toronto Mendelssohn Choir accepting applicants for January Choral Conductors' Symposium

Toronto Mendelssohn Choir accepting applicants for January Choral Conductors' Symposium

Toronto Mendels... | Conducting, Education

The Toronto Mendelssohn Choir has just opened applications for its 8th annual Choral Conductors' Symposium, led by Noel Edison. This Symposium will take place January 23-27, 2018 in Toronto. Applications to participate in the Symposium are due November...Read more

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CHOCOLATE CAROL Now With Orchestral Accompaniment!

CHOCOLATE CAROL Now With Orchestral Accompaniment!

David Avshalomov | Repertoire

Need one last totally fun Holiday concert novelty for mixed chorus and orchestra?Read more

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 DCINY Mentoring Program in January 2018 in NYC with John Alexander

DCINY Mentoring Program in January 2018 in NYC with John Alexander

andrea@DCINY.org | Conducting, Education

The DCINY Mentoring Program is ideal for those conductors wishing to gain supervised, interactive experiRead more

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Winners chosen for second Kansas Choral Composition Prize

Winners chosen for second Kansas Choral Composition Prize

Wichita Chamber... |

PRESS RELEASE, July 15, 2017 – Winners chosen for second Kansas Choral Composition Prize CONTACT: Wyatt Sheeder, PresidentRead more

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Chor Leoni Men's Choir Appoints Executive Director

Chor Leoni Men's Choir Appoints Executive Director

Chor Leoni Men'... |

(Vancouver, BC)  Vancouver’s Chor Leoni Men’s Choir is pleased to announce the appointment of Read more

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CHICAGO A CAPPELLA HIGHLIGHTS THE IMAGINATION OF JEWISH COMPOSERS AT ITS SEASON-OPENING CONCERTS

CHICAGO A CAPPELLA HIGHLIGHTS THE IMAGINATION OF JEWISH COMPOSERS AT ITS SEASON-OPENING CONCERTS

Matt Greenberg | Marketing/Public Relations

CHICAGO–Chicago a cappella explores the rich musical diversity of Jewish composers at the acclaimed vocal ensemble’s upcoming concert, Funny, That Doesn’t Sound Jewish.Read more

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Houston Chamber Choir Welcomes New Staff!

Houston Chamber Choir Welcomes New Staff!

Grace Roman | Management/Leadership

The Houston Chamber Choir is pleased to welcome two new staff members to their team: Aileen Roberts, Executive Director and Grace Svatek, Marketing and Development Manager.Read more

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Kevin Padworski joins the Colorado Children's Chorale

Kevin Padworski joins the Colorado Children's Chorale

CShoemaker | CA News

The Colorado Children’s Chorale appointed Kevin T. Padworski Associate Conductor.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

 

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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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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