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Member News

 

Seraphic Fire to Appear with The Cleveland Orchestra, Premiere 8 New Choral Works

Seraphic Fire to Appear with The Cleveland Orchestra, Premiere 8 New Choral Works

Rhett | CA News, Composing/Commissioning, Performance

As part of their 15th Anniversary Season, Seraphic Fire will appear with The Cleveland Orchestra in Miami and at Severance Hall in Cleveland.Read more

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Houston Choral Showcase Announces New Music Director

Houston Choral Showcase Announces New Music Director

Houston Show Choir | General, Management/Leadership, Professional, Profile

Houston Choral Showcase, a show choir with adult singers, has selected Jen Young as its new music director. Young joins the group with extensive experience as a choir director, choral arranger, vocalist, and performer. During the 17 years Young directed...Read more

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Cayuga Vocal Ensemble premieres two works in observance of its 40th Anniversary

Cayuga Vocal Ensemble premieres two works in observance of its 40th Anniversary

Carl Johengen | Composing/Commissioning

The Cayuga Vocal Ensemble of Ithaca, NY, closed its 40th anniversary season on May 7 with a concert featuring two new works. One was commissioned by CVE from composer David Sisco: I Am in Need of Music, for chorus and piano with poem by Elizabeth Bishop...Read more

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Chorus Austin: Third Annual Young Composer's Competition winner named

Chorus Austin: Third Annual Young Composer's Competition winner named

Ryan Heller | Awards

Congratulations to Michael Gaydeski, winner of Chorus Austin’s third annual Young Composers Competition for his piece: Dreams in the Dusk.Read more

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Indianapolis Symphonic Choir Announces Annual Christmas Carol Commission Competition

Indianapolis Symphonic Choir Announces Annual Christmas Carol Commission Competition

Michael Pettry | Awards, Composing/Commissioning, Innovation, Marketing/Public Relations, Performance, Repertoire

The Indianapolis Symphonic Choir announces the seventh annual Christmas Carol Commission Competition as part of its commitment to the future of choral music.Read more

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The Capital Hearings 2016 Young Composers Competition

The Capital Hearings 2016 Young Composers Competition

The Capital Hearings | Composing/Commissioning

The Capital Hearings, a 14-member mixed vocal ensemble, are proud to announce our 2015 Young Composers Competition!Read more

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Cordus Mundi Commissions Pieces to Commemorate Tenth Anniversary

Cordus Mundi Commissions Pieces to Commemorate Tenth Anniversary

Rick Rosen | Composing/Commissioning

Bucks County, PA-based male a cappella group Cordus Mundi is celebrating its tenth season by commissioning new music from composers Eric William Barnum and Zachary Wadsworth, to be premiered at Cordus Mundi concerts in March and June, 2016.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’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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