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High Notes is an online news digest for the choral music community, curated by the Chorus America staff. Here, find links to the latest news, videos, and commentary on music, culture, and nonprofit operations. High Notes also includes information about policy issues that affect the choral field and advocacy alerts. View posts below or subscribe to the RSS feed.

Additional Advocacy Information
Chorus America is a member of the Performing Arts Alliance (PAA), a national coalition of nonprofit arts service organizations advocating for federal policies that impact the nonprofit performing arts sector. Membership in Chorus America includes membership in PAA and you can learn more about PAA's policy agenda in the PAA Advocacy Center.

Chorus America also partners with the Americans for the Arts Action Fund to mobilize support for the arts and arts education around the country. You can learn more about the Arts Action Fund's work to advance all the arts in America through its online Action Center.

IFCM Announces 2012 Choral Composition Contest: $6,500 Prize

Chorus America Staff | Awards, Composing/Commissioning

The International Federation for Choral Music (IFCM) has announced its Second International Competition for Choral Composition. The chief aim of which is to promote the creation and distribution of new, innovative, and accessible choral repertoire....Read more

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Award Opportunity: MetLife Foundation Seeks Nominations for Outstanding Afterschool Programs at the Middle School Level

Chorus America Staff | Awards

The Afterschool Alliance and MetLife Foundation will award five exemplary afterschool programs serving middle school youth with a $10,000 MetLife Foundation Afterschool Innovator Award. Read more

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New Opportunities To Get Your News and Events into the Public Eye

Chorus America Staff | Marketing/Public Relations, Social Media

Chorus America offers several ways for members and non-members to get the word out about their news and events: (New!) For Members and Non-Members: Post concerts and auditions to our online Public CalendarRead more

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NEA Grant Awards Announced (Second Round 2012)

Jan-Marie Petersen | Awards

The National Endowment for the Arts has announced its second round of fiscal year 2012 grants. Congratulations to the following Chorus America members who received Art Works grants: Bach Choir of Bethlehem Bethlehem, PA $10,000Read more

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Classical MPR Announces 24/7 Web Choral Stream

Chorus America Staff | Community Outreach, Performance

Minnesota Public Radio has announced a new series of on-air, online, and onstage programs to propel and enrich Minnesota’s choral music community.Read more

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White House Announces Arts Education Plan

Chorus America Staff | Children/Youth, Civic Engagement, Education

"President Obama, aided by prominent artists, hopes to help turn around low-performing schools with a new arts education program, the White House announced on Monday." Read more from the New York Times.Read more

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Eric Whitacre Launches Third Virtual Choir: Water Night

Chorus America Staff | Impact/Value, Innovation, Technology

"Virtual Choir 3, ‘Water Night’, received 3746 videos from 73 countries around the world and launched on April 2nd 2012 at a live event at Lincoln Center, webcast on Lincoln Center Website, and revealed online.Read more

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