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 

A girl. A story. A song.

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.

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.

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.

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

Today's GLBT choruses continue to be places to unite in common causes, but their perspectives have changed along with the times.

It’s important to consider whether endowment fundraising is right for your chorus and to carefully plan before taking the leap.

Participating in a chorus can have a transformative effect on a child’s academic achievement and overall well-being.

Whether taking up a new activity or continuing a lifelong practice, older adults who sing are reaping a host of social and health benefits.

The power of group singing to elevate mood and forge relationships can help people weather challenges and face life’s ups and downs.

A growing movement to bring singing into hospice and hospital settings eases end-of-life transitions for patients and their families.

How can we share the wellness benefits of choral singing with a broader community? A growing number of choral leaders are looking at ways to extend the group singing experience beyond the concert hall.

Here are more techniques for both conductors and singers to consider after reading the article "Is It Okay to Ask Questions During Rehearsal" by Kelsey Menehan.

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