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Member News

 

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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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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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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