The Voice

Chorus 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 nearly 3,000 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 

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.

Correcting the History of America’s National Anthem

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

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

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

How to Get the Whole Room Singing

Experienced song leaders share what they've learned about the special magic of bringing together a group of ordinary people in song.

Prison choirs help inmates reconnect with their self-worth and build a sense of community –both inside and outside prison walls.

Past Imperfect, Present Future

If arts organizations want to stay relevant, the time has come to get serious about building connections with the wealth of creative activity in our communities.

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

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.

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

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

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

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

Get News