Advertise in The Voice

Get your message out to more than 3,000 choral leaders!

Who reads The Voice?

The Voice is distributed as a benefit of Chorus America membership to more than 3,000 North American choral leaders: music directors, chorus executive directors and administrators, composers, singers, board members, music businesses, arts organizations, and libraries.

What do readers say about The Voice?Bronze Award

94 percent of readers rate the quality of content and level of writing in The Voice as good or excellent; 50 percent save each copy for future reference; 52 percent share their copies with at least 1 or more other people.

Who advertises in The Voice?

Regular contributors include tour companies, performance apparel firms, music merchandisers, composers, festivals and workshops, music and book publishers, and choruses of every kind.

Ad Rates

Advertising rates for The Voice (below) are among the most economical in the arts. Chorus America Business, Affiliate, and Chorus members are eligible for substantial discounts. Place four ads throughout one year ("4X plan") to receive the lowest rates. We offer a range of ad sizes, as well as both black & white and color options.

2018 Advertising Rates

View Ad Rate Card as a PDF

Page Size 4x Rate (per ad)
1x Rate
Full Page $970 $1,140 ($1,250) $1,460 ($1,600)
2/3 Vertical  $690 $860 ($950) $1,085 ($1,200)
1/2 Horizontal  $545 $635 ($700) $810 ($900)
1/3 Vertical  $370 $465 ($550) $595 ($675)
1/3 Square  $385 $485 ($550) $615 ($675)
1/6 Vertical  $275 $295 ($325) $370 ($400)
1/9 Vertical  $150 $170 ($200) (N/A)
color included
$1,475 $1,720 ($1,900) $1,985 ($2,200)
Center Spread
color included
$1,720 $2,020 ($2,225) $2,470 ($2,700)

New Summer Issue Pricing: Pricing for 1x reservations in the Summer issue shown in parentheses ( ). In addition to its mailing circulation, the Summer Voice is distributed to over 500 choral leaders at the Chorus America Conference
Color Fee: Additional fee of $350 added to space rate, except for covers and center spread; discounted fee of $250 for 4X contracts only.

Current Rate Specials

4X Contracts: Get 5% off your total ad space costs by pre-paying for all four ad insertions when the order is placed.

Ad Sizes

View the following information as a PDF (600 kb)

Full Page with Bleed
8.75" w x 11.25" h
  Full Page No Bleed
7.5" w x 10" h
Full Page with Bleed   Full Page No Bleed
2/3 Vertical
4.75" w x 9.75" h
  1/2 Horizontal
7.5" w x 4.75" h
  1/3 Square
4.75" w x 4.75" h
  1/3 Vertical
2.5" w x 9.75" h
2/3 Vertical ad   1/2 Horizontal ad   1/3 Square Ad   1/3 Vertical Ad
1/6 Vertical
2.5" w x 4.75" h
  1/9 Vertical
2.5" w x 3" h
1/6 Vertical Ad   1/9 Vertical Ad        

Cover Options

Inside Front or
Inside Back Cover
with Bleed

8.75" w x 11.25" h
  Inside Front or
Inside Back Cover
No Bleed

7.5" w x 10" h
Back Cover
with Bleed

8.75" w x 8.875" h
Back Cover
No Bleed

7.5" w x 7.75" h
 Inside Front/Inside Back Cover with Bleed   Inside Front/Inside Back Cover No Bleed   Back Cover with Bleed   Back Cover No Bleed

Center Spread Options

Center Spread with Bleed
17.25" w x 11.25" h
  Center Spread No Bleed
16" w x 10" h
Center Spread with Bleed   Center Spread No Bleed 

Mechanical Requirements

Ads MUST be submitted according to the specifications outlined above—advertiser is responsible for design fees incurred adjusting ads to fit published specifications.

Color: Non-color ads, including logos and images used within the ad, MUST be black & white; 4-color ads must be in CMYK. No RGB or spot color art accepted.

Digital Requirements: Minimum resolution of 300 dpi. Preferred format is press-quality PDF, TIFF, or JPEG. Advertiser is responsible for resolution quality of ad submitted. Ads also accepted in MAC format: InDesign CS3, Illustrator CS3, and Photoshop CS3. PC files accepted in Illustrator with fonts converted to outlines. Other PC formats may require font substitution. All placed images, fonts, and file specifications must be included.

Trim size: 8.5" x 11"

Binding: Saddle-stitched

A Note about Bleed Ads: Sizes above include 0.125" bleed on all sides. All non-bleeding information, such as type and logos, should be within 0.25" from the trim edge. Bleed must be included on artwork and crop marks offset by 0.125".

View PDF containing mechanical requirements information.

Place an Ad

To place an ad, click on "Reserve Now" below. You'll be directed to a PDF form. Please fill out the form and send it to the Chorus America office by fax (202.331.7599), mail (PO Box 2646, Arlington, VA 22202), or email ( by the applicable reservation deadline. Please submit your advertisement no later than the artwork deadlines given below.

Issue Reservation Deadline Artwork Due Reserve
Winter 17/18 October 27, 2017 November 10, 2017  
Spring 2018 February 5, 2018 February 19, 2018  
Summer 2018 April 27, 2018 May 11, 2018  
Fall 2018 August 10, 2018 August 17, 2018 Reserve Now
Winter 18/19 October 19, 2018 November 2, 2018  


Contact communications manager Mike Rowan or call 202-331-7577 x251.

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