Chorus America’s study found that an estimated 42.6 million Americans regularly sing in choruses today. More than 1 in 5 households have at least one singing family member, making choral singing the most popular form of participation in the performing arts for both adults and children.
That’s good news because the study found that singing in one of the 270,000 choruses in the U.S., such as a community chorus or a school or church choir, is strongly correlated with qualities that are associated with success throughout life. Greater civic involvement, discipline, and teamwork are just a few of the attributes fostered by singing with a choral ensemble.
Chorus Impact Study Resources & Tools
- Chorus Impact Study Full Report (PDF, 2.3MB)
- Executive Summary (PDF, 1.3MB)
- Chorus Impact Study Talking Points (PDF, 97KB)
- Adaptable Op-Ed
- Top Ten Reasons to Join a Chorus (PDF, 96KB)
- Parent Guide: Advocating for Choruses in Your Child's School (PDF, 161KB)
- PowerPoint Slides: Summary of Impact Study findings
- Children & Youth PowerPoint Slides