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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

 

One Anthem, One Country

One Anthem, One Country

Liza Beth | Diversity, History, Impact/Value, Singing

How Nelson Mandela shaped a national anthem that united South Africans in song. Read more

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Music Criticism Goes Digital

Music Criticism Goes Digital

Heidi Waleson | Marketing/Public Relations, Professional, Social Media, Technology

With the decline of print and the rise of digital media, the role of music criticism has changed. Veteran journalists share their thoughts on what the new landscape means for critics – and choruses. Read more

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Trendspotting: What’s On the Horizon for Choruses

Trendspotting: What’s On the Horizon for Choruses

Kelsey Menehan | Composing/Commissioning, General, Impact/Value, Performance, Repertoire, Schools, Singing, Technology

What are the trends, challenges, and opportunities that are shaping choruses and choral music? A panel of leaders in the field weighs in. Read more

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Encircled by Sound: Janet Cardiff’s “Forty Part Motet”

Encircled by Sound: Janet Cardiff’s “Forty Part Motet”

Stacy Horn | Impact/Value, Performance, Repertoire, Singing, Venue

A choral singer visits a contemporary sound installation inspired by a centuries-old piece of music. Read more

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Conducting Masterclass Alumni: Important Takeaways

Conducting Masterclass Alumni: Important Takeaways

Chorus America Staff | Careers, Conducting, Education

More past Fellows speak about the impact of their Masterclass experience. Read more

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Creating a Board Committee that Works

Creating a Board Committee that Works

John William Trotter | Governance, Management/Leadership

Being appointed to chair a committee is the easy part. This practical advice, tested in the real world, will help ensure success. Read more

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Beneath the African Sky

Beneath the African Sky

A girl. A story. A song.

Kelsey Menehan | Children/Youth, Composing/Commissioning, Impact/Value, Singing

For the composing team of Paul Caldwell and Sean Ivory, inspiration usually comes in the form of a story that grabs them and won’t let go. Such was the case with “Beneath the African Sky”—a lullaby for a lost refugee girl that has become a cry for justice and a song of hope for children’s choruses around the world. Read more

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Conducting Masterclass Alumni: The Beat Goes On

Conducting Masterclass Alumni: The Beat Goes On

Matthew Sigman | Careers, Conducting, Education

Over the years, many talented conductors have participated in Chorus America’s Masterclasses. The Voice asked past Fellows to share where they are now, and how their Masterclass experience has shaped their different professional paths. Read more

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Movement in Rehearsal

Movement in Rehearsal

Kelsey Menehan | Conducting, Performance, Rehearsal, Singing, Technique/Tool

Making time to incorporate movement exercises during rehearsal can be a challenge, but a number of conductors are finding that it makes a real difference in the way their groups sing. Read more

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The Power of Many: Crowdfunding for Choruses

The Power of Many: Crowdfunding for Choruses

Liza Beth | Community Outreach, Fundraising, General, Impact/Value, Innovation, Marketing/Public Relations, Operations, Social Media, Technology

Choruses are finding crowdfunding success, from raising money for specific projects to participating in community giving events. Read more

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Issues

 

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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