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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    "Older philanthropists often want traditional performances, time-intensive personal relationships and their communications in writing. Their younger counterparts want cutting-edge concerts tied to social issues, more episodic contact, and electronic notifications."

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    "A just-published study from Canada suggests early music education stimulates a child’s brain, leading to improved performance in an entirely different arena—verbal intelligence.

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    "With Jobs' death on Wednesday, one can't help but begin to consider his place in music history. Were he and his iPod as influential as Ahmet Ertegun, Berry Gordy or Thomas Edison, the man who invented the phonograph? Absolutely. Did he change the business like Elvis Presley or Michael Jackson? Probably. Were all of their contributions as glossy? Most definitely not. But such is the case with most revolutions: There's bound to be a few casualties."

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    How is the American choral music scene faring these days? Radio host Tom Hall (WYPR 88.1) talks with Ann Meier Baker, president & CEO of Chorus America, and Frank Nemhauser, director of the Berkshire Choral Festival.

    Listen to the podcast.

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    The Really Big Chorus recorded Karl Jenkins' "Agnus Dei" at Abbey Road studios as part of Global Sing for Peace, commemorating the 10th anniversary of 9/11:

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    "The Future of Music Coalition kicked off its annual policy summit on Monday, in Washington, D.C. This year, the focus of the conference--an annual look at music shifts and trends in the areas of policy, technology, and law--is the ways in which artists can continue to make money in an industry where copyright workarounds and illegal downloads have become the norm. Or, as folk musician Erin McKeown said during a panel session, the overarching theme is, simply put, 'How do people pay rent?'"

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