High Notes Blog

Chorus America's High Notes blog is curated by the Chorus America staff. Here, find articles on what our members are up to, and links to the latest news and commentary on the issues that matter to the choral field. High Notes also includes information about policy issues and advocacy alerts.

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.

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    "This Saturday, Keith Lockhart [conductor of the Boston Pops] and the Tanglewood Festival Chorus will attempt to lead thousands of carolers in an effort to break the Guinness Book of World Records for the “Most Carolers in one Place” at the Christian Science Plaza.

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    The St. Olaf Choir, directed by Anton Armstrong, performed on A Prairie Home Companion with Garrison Keillor on November 19. Listen to the broadcast, recorded live from St. Olaf College in Northfield, MN:

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    "From newsletter-creation to targeted blog tools, running analytics and making donations, almost every useful service a non-profit or cause-based organization could want has received a technologically innovative makeover, complete with options for every set of needs, challenges, and price-points. These six tools might not save the world on their own, but they can empower and facilitate users to achieve their own goals faster, better and more cheaply than ever before."

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    Chorus America recently queried chorus managers via Facebook about the software programs, websites, and apps essential to their daily work. The Girl Choir of South Florida rose to the challenge with a series of blog posts on their "must-have apps."

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    The Young People's Chorus of New York City, under artistic director/founder Francisco J. Núñez, will be presented with a 2011 National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award by First Lady Michelle Obama at a White House ceremony today.

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    Choral Arts Classics on WYPR 88.1 spoke with composer, activist, and teacher Ysaye Barnwell about her life in music.

    Listen to the interview.

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    In celebration of its 30th anniversary, The Festival Singers of Atlanta is hosting a composition competition for a choral piece, SATB a cappella or accompanied by keyboard.

    The grand prize is $500, and $100 will go to two pieces granted honorable mention. Also, the Festival Singers of Atlanta will premiere the winning works at its 2012 spring concert.

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    "Although excessive noise has been harmful in a number of ways, music has been shown to improve children with learning disabilities, help elders feel more connected to the world, and even get people into better shape. It provides children with a 'hook' for the brain’s memory centers, allowing them to retain more information, and it can play huge roles in modifying our moods."

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    What are the responsibilities of the board as a body, and what are the responsibilities of each individual board member?

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