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Member News

 

Member David Avshalomov Wins MMC Choral Composition Contest

Member David Avshalomov Wins MMC Choral Composition Contest

David Avshalomov | Awards, CA News, Composing/Commissioning, Repertoire

Member composer David Avshalomov's high-energy Psalm 150 setting, "Praise the Lord", with organ and cymbal, just won the (Pomona, CA) Mountainside Master Chorale's Choral Composition Contest (2nd Prize). There will be 2 performances at California Voices...Read more

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Phoenix Children's Chorus performs at 2016 College National Championship Game

Phoenix Children's Chorus performs at 2016 College National Championship Game

Phoenix Childre... | Performance

Phoenix Children’s Chorus performed “America the Beautiful” with Canaan Smith at the College National Championship Football game on January 11th. At center field in front of a crowd of 63,000 and televised to an estimated 44 million, the choir had the...Read more

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"Shadow & Light" world premiere gives voice to those afflicted with Alzheimer's

"Shadow & Light" world premiere gives voice to those afflicted with Alzheimer's

Diane Retallack | Adults/Seniors, Audiences, Community Outreach, Composing/Commissioning, Conducting, Families, Health, Impact/Value, Innovation, Performance, Repertoire, Singing

“Shadow & Light” world premiere in April - presented by Eugene Vocal Arts with Eugene Concert Orchestra, Conducted by Diane Retallack  Read more

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Tallahassee Community Chorus Welcomes Interim Executive Director

Tallahassee Community Chorus Welcomes Interim Executive Director

Jan Smith | Management/Leadership

The Tallahassee Community Chorus announces the appointment of Amanda Padgett as Interim Executive Director. Amanda previously served as Patron Services Director for the Tallahassee Symphony Orchestra and brings a wealth of experience, relevant skills,...Read more

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Acappellago Premieres

Acappellago Premieres

patricia m smith | Repertoire

Acappellago's December 2015 concerts featured several premieres including the world premiere of "Christmastide" by Matthew Orlovich and the US premiere of Sean Doherty's 2014 "Choir & Organ" winner, "A Nywe Werk." The concert also included the...Read more

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Voces Novae to work with a Kentucky Arts Council advisor

Voces Novae to work with a Kentucky Arts Council advisor

Marian M Taylor | Management/Leadership

Voces Novae, a 50-voice auditioned chorale in Louisville, Kentucky, successfully applied for assistance under a program of the Kentucky Arts Council. The program supplies up to six hours of consulting time to be provided by a member of a roster of...Read more

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Choral Chameleon Releases First Music Video - 'Stars' by Jeffrey Parola

Choral Chameleon Releases First Music Video - 'Stars' by Jeffrey Parola

Nicole Belmont | General

https://youtu.be/a698PqP5gKY The piece was commissioned by New-York based Choral Chameleon in 2009, during Jeffrey Parola's tenure as inaugural composer-in-residence and has become a favorite amongst our repertoire.  The music is a setting of Robert...Read more

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Member David Avshalomov wins American Prize for Composition 2015

Member David Avshalomov wins American Prize for Composition 2015

David Avshalomov | Awards, Composing/Commissioning, Conducting, Professional, Repertoire

Chorus America member David Avshalomov has just won First Place in the American Prize 2015 competition for Band Composition. The winning work was "Vignettes," a suite of supershort high-character miniatures for reduced scoring based on his findings from...Read more

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Happy Holidays from DCINY!

Happy Holidays from DCINY!

iris@DCINY.org |

DCINY wishes Chorus America and all colleagues a happy holiday season! We made a fun holiday video for everyone and you can watch it at: 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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