The Voice magazine

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Bronze AwardChorus America's award-winning quarterly magazine, The Voice, highlights chorus news, artistic initiatives in the choral world, and advice and commentary on the business of running a successful chorus. The Voice is distributed to more than 4,000 choral leaders throughout North America. It is published in Spring, Summer, Fall, and Winter; ISSN 1074-0805. Browse articles and past issues in the tabs below.

Editor, Liza W. Beth
Managing Editor, Don Lee 

Articles

 

My Touring Story

My Touring Story

Chorus America Staff | Impact/Value, Singing

Chorus America members share personal stories about touring experiences that made a big impact. Read more

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Taking It on the Road: Touring for Choruses

Taking It on the Road: Touring for Choruses

Kathryn Mueller | Governance, Impact/Value, Management/Leadership, Operations

Choruses and tour companies share their wisdom about touring. Read more

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Making Choruses Cool(er)

Making Choruses Cool(er)

A Conversation with Deke Sharon and Josh Habermann

Chorus America Staff | Impact/Value, Innovation, Performance, Repertoire, Singing

At the opening session of Chorus America’s 2014 Conference, conductor Josh Habermann and a cappella pioneer Deke Sharon talked about new trends in vocal music and breaking down boundaries between the classical and pop worlds. Read more

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7 Tips for Photographing Your Chorus

7 Tips for Photographing Your Chorus

Liza Beth | Marketing/Public Relations

These tips from choruses and the photographers they work with will help you get images that represent your organization at its best. Read more

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Making Choruses Cool(er): Audience Takeaways

Making Choruses Cool(er): Audience Takeaways

Chorus America Staff | Impact/Value, Innovation, Performance, Repertoire, Singing

Chorus America members reflect on what Josh and Deke’s thoughts mean to them and their work in the choral field. Read more

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Boards, Measure Thyselves!

Boards, Measure Thyselves!

Kelsey Menehan | Evaluation, Governance, Management/Leadership

The most effective boards measure their own performance. Governance expert Nancy Axelrod shares her insights into self-evaluation for your organization. Read more

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Digging Deeper with Chorus America's Self-Evaluation Tool

Digging Deeper with Chorus America's Self-Evaluation Tool

Kelsey Menehan | Evaluation, Governance, Management/Leadership, Technique/Tool

Is your choral organization running like a well-oiled machine or in fits and starts? Chorus America’s Online Chorus Self-Evaluation Tool (SET) can help you answer that question. Read more

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Choral Music Online: A Brave New World

Choral Music Online: A Brave New World

Don Lee | Marketing/Public Relations, Social Media, Technique/Tool, Technology

Distributing music online is an opportunity to reach more listeners, but the wide variety of platforms can be confusing. Consider these questions to help your chorus chart the right path. Read more

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Star-Spangled Mythbusting

Star-Spangled Mythbusting

Correcting the History of America’s National Anthem

Mark Clague | Civic Engagement, Composing/Commissioning, History, Repertoire

For the 200th anniversary of “The Star-Spangled Banner,” a musicologist takes a closer look at the history of the anthem. Read more

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What's Your Story?

What's Your Story?

A B.O.L.D. Approach to Community Engagement

Kelsey Menehan | Civic Engagement, Community Outreach, Diversity, Impact/Value, Innovation, Participation

What choruses can learn from a dance company that uses its art form to help communities tell their own stories. Read more

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Issues

 

Spring 2005: Volume 28, #3

Spring 2005: Volume 28, #3

February 28, 2005

The print issue includes a discussion on the future of choral music on the radio, an essay on sacred texts by renowned musicologist Michael Steinberg, an essay on defining a "chorus," and a list of key fundraising mistakes to avoid.Read more

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Winter 2004-05: Volume 28, #2

Winter 2004-05: Volume 28, #2

December 31, 2004

The print issue includes an in-depth exploration of emerging research detailing the enhanced health and emotional benefits of singing, a guide to ethical fundraising practices, a focus on building your chorus brand, and a reflection on ways to program...Read more

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Fall 2004: Volume 28, #1

Fall 2004: Volume 28, #1

August 31, 2004

In addition to introducing a bold, colorful, new design, the print issue includes a reflection on the musical legacy of the Dale Warland Singers, top choral CD picks by classical broadcasters, a feature on the children's chorus Conducting Masterclass, an...Read more

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Summer 2004: Volume 27, #4

Summer 2004: Volume 27, #4

May 31, 2004

The print issue includes an examination of the rise of collegiate a cappella, engaging your board in fundraising, putting your season marketing dollars to good use (in the days before e-marketing), and addressing religious intolerance through music.Read more

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Spring 2004: Volume 27, #3

Spring 2004: Volume 27, #3

February 28, 2004

The print issue includes an exploration of the career paths of choral conductors, a step-by-step guide to building a more diverse board, a case for the importance of gathering data from your audience members, and guest columns by Kirke Mechem and Chorus...Read more

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Winter 2003-04: Volume 27, #2

Winter 2003-04: Volume 27, #2

December 31, 2003

The print issue includes a study of the benefits of choral collaborations, a reflection on the life-changing impact of choral singing, the news of Los Angeles Master Chorale's inaugural performance in the new Walt Disney Concert Hall, and a summary of...Read more

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Summer 2003, Volume 26, #4

Summer 2003, Volume 26, #4

May 31, 2003

The print issue includes a feature article about the unique challenges facing symphony choruses and a discussion of how to handle a public-relations crisis.Read more

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Spring 2003, Volume 26, #3

Spring 2003, Volume 26, #3

April 1, 2003

The print issue includes a feature article about the results of the first Chorus Impact Study, an in-depth discussion about managing the transition to a community board by Mary Ann de Barbieri, an article about the relationship between an executive...Read more

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