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Member News

 

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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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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CA in the News

 

The American Choral Scene: A Status Report, WYPR Baltimore

The American Choral Scene: A Status Report, WYPR Baltimore

Robin L. Perry | Impact/Value, Participation, Repertoire, Research/Data, Singing

WYPR's "Choral Arts Classics" host Tom Hall talks to Frank Nemhauser, director of the Berkshire Choral Festival, and Ann Meier Baker, the president & CEO of Chorus America for an update on the status of choral singing throughout the country.Read more

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Choral Activists Wanted: Transitioning To Proactive Choral Advocacy, ACDA Star of the North

Choral Activists Wanted: Transitioning To Proactive Choral Advocacy, ACDA Star of the North

Catherine Davies | Education, Impact/Value, Networking, Research/Data, Schools

Chorus America's membership director Catherine Davies wrote an article on how to be an advocate for school choirs for ACDA's Star of the North newsletter. Download the PDF.Read more

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Chorus America and America's Millions of Choral Singers, SF Classical Voice

Chorus America and America's Millions of Choral Singers, SF Classical Voice

Robin L. Perry | Impact/Value, Participation, Research/Data, Singing

Jonas Gerebin writes about Chorus America's Conference and the Chorus Impact Study. Read now.Read more

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Saving School Choruses, Learning First Alliance

Saving School Choruses, Learning First Alliance

Robin L. Perry | Children/Youth, Education, Impact/Value, Participation, Research/Data, Schools

The Learning First Alliance reports on Chorus America's release of Making the Case: Advocating for Your School Choir. Read now.Read more

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Press Releases

 

Chorus America’s 2018 Awards Recognize Outstanding Choruses and Individuals

Chorus America’s 2018 Awards Recognize Outstanding Choruses and Individuals

Chorus America Staff | Awards, CA News

Chorus America has announced the recipients of its 2018 awards program, recognizing a broad range of achievements in choral music, including artistic excellence, adventurous programming, innovative education programs, and lifetime service to the choral...Read more

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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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