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Low-Stress Outlets for the Casual Choral Singer

Low-Stress Outlets for the Casual Choral Singer

Mike Rowan | Community Outreach, Participation, Singing

Looking for a group singing outlet, but unable to commit to a weekly rehearsal? Worried that you need to shake off some rust before joining a “serious” ensemble? Have no fear—relaxed opportunities with smaller time commitments are popping up across the country. Read more

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How Can Many Singers Speak with One Voice?

How Can Many Singers Speak with One Voice?

Don Lee | Community Outreach, Diversity, Impact/Value, Participation, Repertoire, Singing

More and more choruses are practicing advocacy inside the concert hall, representing social justice and community issues in their performances. What kinds of steps are they taking to ensure that singers are on the same page so that they can perform as a collective? Read more

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How Do We Talk About the Value of the Arts?

How Do We Talk About the Value of the Arts?

Maureen Simpson | Civic Engagement, Community Outreach, Diversity, Impact/Value, Participation

There are seemingly countless ways to make the case for the arts. The trick is knowing which ones are most effective. Leaders at five different arts organizations explain how they talk about the value of the arts, and how those messages are connecting with the audiences they are trying to reach. Read more

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Repertoire for a Cause: Take What You Need

Repertoire for a Cause: Take What You Need

Mike Rowan | Community Outreach, Composing/Commissioning, Diversity, Impact/Value, Participation, Repertoire

This article is part of a series highlighting new choral repertoire that can be used by a wide range of choirs to address different community issues. Read more

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Making Your Chorus Welcoming for Transgender Singers

Making Your Chorus Welcoming for Transgender Singers

Ari Agha | Diversity, Participation, Singing

Choruses seek to foster an open, welcoming culture, but some practices can exclude and cause pain for transgender singers. Here are some steps your chorus can take to avoid them. Read more

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Welcoming Transgender Singers: Resource List

Welcoming Transgender Singers: Resource List

Ari Agha | Diversity, Participation, Research/Data, Singing

How can choruses foster a more inclusive culture for transgender singers? This list of resources accompanies our article from the Winter 2017-18 issue of the Voice on welcoming transgender singers. Read more

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Welcoming Transgender Singers: Key Terms

Welcoming Transgender Singers: Key Terms

Ari Agha | Diversity, Participation, Singing

In creating a chorus culture that is welcoming to transgender singers, terminology can be something that some choral leaders may need catching up on. This list of key terms below supplements our article in the Winter 2017-18 Voice on making choruses welcoming for transgender singers. Read more

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Meet a Donor: Hussein Janmohamed and Joan Szymko

Meet a Donor: Hussein Janmohamed and Joan Szymko

Chorus America's 2018 Commission Consortium Composers

Mike Rowan | Children/Youth, Composing/Commissioning, Fundraising, Profile, Repertoire

Each month, Chorus America profiles one of our members in our Meet A Member interview series. To mark the season of giving, we often change things up a little bit for December by speaking with Chorus America donors. This year, we spoke to Hussein Janmohamed and Joan Szymko, the two composers donating compositions for Chorus America’s 2018 Commission Consortiums. Read more

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Repertoire for a Cause: The Justice Choir Songbook

Repertoire for a Cause: The Justice Choir Songbook

Mike Rowan | Civic Engagement, Community Outreach, Composing/Commissioning, Diversity, Participation, Repertoire

This article is part of a series highlighting new choral repertoire that can be used by a wide range of choirs to address different community issues. Read more

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Life Lessons from Choral Singers

Life Lessons from Choral Singers

Chorus America Staff | Adults/Seniors, Community Outreach, Impact/Value, Participation, Singing, Volunteer

In addition to enriching musical knowledge and enhancing vocal technique, singing in a chorus can also teach important lessons about life itself. We reached out to the growing network of choruses specifically for older adults, and asked longtime singers about the ways in which singing has informed other aspects of their lives. Read more

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Resources

Chorus Impact Study

Chorus Impact Study

How Children, Adults, and Communities Benefit from Choruses

Chorus America Staff | Adults/Seniors, Children/Youth, Civic Engagement, Health, Impact/Value, Participation, Research/Data, Singing

Chorus America's landmark study on the impact of choral singers of all ages on the communities in which they live. The study tracks a marked increase in the number of singers across the USA, it also collects data on the impact of choral singing on children and youth for the first time. Read more

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'Chorus Impact Study' Tool: Talking Points

'Chorus Impact Study' Tool: Talking Points

Chorus America Staff | Civic Engagement, Impact/Value, Marketing/Public Relations, Participation, Research/Data, Sample/Template

A one-page handout summarizing the four key findings of the 2009 Chorus Impact Study. Read more

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Chorus America Research Memo

Chorus America Research Memo

NEA's 2008 Survey of Public Participation in the Arts

Chorus America Staff | Audiences, Civic Engagement, Government/Policy, Impact/Value, Participation, Research/Data

Chorus America illustrates how the National Endowment for the Arts' release of a research memo to the 2008 Survey of Public Participation in the Arts relates to the 2009 Chorus Impact Study. Read more

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Events

Chicago's Choir - AUDITIONS

Chicago's Choir - AUDITIONS

Chicago, IL

wickerparksings | Community Outreach, Conducting, General, Impact/Value, Networking, Participation, Performance, Recruitment, Singing, Volunteer

Wicker Park Choral Singers is looking for singers for our 5th Anniversary Season!   If you have a strong passion for choral music and are looking to share it with a fun, energetic group of musicians, we would love to hear you! Happy Singing! Read more

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20th Anniversary Edition Oakland Symphony Chorus Summer Sing-Ins

20th Anniversary Edition Oakland Symphony Chorus Summer Sing-Ins

Oakland, CA

Oakland Symphon... | Adults/Seniors, Community Outreach, Education, Participation

20th ANNIVERSARY EDITION The Oakland Symphony Chorus celebrates the 20th Anniversary Edition of our annual Summer Sing-Ins starting Tuesday, July 10, 2012 at St. Paschal's Church at 3700 Dorisa Avenue, near the Oakland Zoo. Come sing-along to Requiem Masses by a collection of your favorite composers: Verdi, Faure', Brahms and Mozart. Experience the grandeur of Bach's B Minor Mass and choruses from his St. Matthew Passion. Also in this year's line-up is Haydn's Creation Mass. Reserve your Tuesday nights, July 10 - August 14, 2012 NOW for choral music at its best: Sung by YOU.       July 10 – Bach, B minor Mass Greg Wait, Prof. of Music, Stanford Univ; Dir. Schola Cantorum   July 17 – Faure’, Requiem & Choruses from Bach’s St. Matthew Passion Michael Morgan, Music Director, Oakland East Bay Symphony   July 24 – Mozart, Requiem *** (Note different location below) Dr. Buddy James, Assoc. Prof Music, Cal State East Bay   July 31 – Haydn, Creation Cort Bender, Music Director   August 7 – Verdi, Requiem Dr. Lynne Morrow, Music Director, OSC & Pacific Mozart Ensemble   August 14 – Brahms, Requiem Vance George, Former Director San Francisco Symphony Chorus       Tuesdays, July 10, 17 and July 31 – August 14, 2012 St. Paschal Baylon Church   3700 Dorisa Avenue, Oakland ***Tuesday, July 24 ONLY   First Covenant Church 4000 Redwood Road, Oakland       7:00 – 9:30 pm $15 per evening   (Programs subject to change) Read more

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Choral Arts Institute

Choral Arts Institute

Bellingham, Washingtn

WWU Extended Ed... | Audiences, CA News, Conducting, Education, General, Networking, Participation, Performance, Rehearsal, Repertoire

Explore vocal and conducting techniques under Maestro Vance George, Maestro Michael Palmer, Fabiana Katz, and Dinah Helgeson. Choral Arts Institute is an intense study for: Music Educators Choral Directors Voice Teachers Orchestral Conductors Choral Arts Students Perform Mozart’s Mass in C Minor at the Bellingham Festival of Music, one of America's premier virtuoso orchestra festivals. www.wwu.edu/choralinstitute Read more

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Encore Institute at Chautauqua Institution August 27-31, 2012

Encore Institute at Chautauqua Institution August 27-31, 2012

Chautauqua, NY

Jeanne Kelly | Adults/Seniors, Participation, Performance, Singing

Encore Creativity for Older Adults presents its fifth annual Summer Institute  at New York's famed Chautauqua Institution for adults over the age of 55 . Read more

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BIG SING://Schubert

BIG SING://Schubert

123 S.17th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103

Mendelssohn Clu... | Participation

Back by popular demand! Experience the Schubert Mass in G “from the inside out” in our popular BIG SING format. You will be surrounded by the voices of hundreds and invited to sing this this choral masterpiece with us. Bring your own score or borrow one at the door. Read more

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Discovery Day on Ralph Vaughn Williams' Dona Nobis Pacem

Discovery Day on Ralph Vaughn Williams' Dona Nobis Pacem

3700 Dorisa Avenue, Oakland, CA

Oakland Symphon... | Community Outreach, Education, Participation

OSC Discovery Days are a blend of educational workshop, musical presentation and opportunity to sing through sections of fine choral works. Read more

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Choral Workshop with Composer Bob Chilcott

Choral Workshop with Composer Bob Chilcott

Washington, DC

Cory Davis | Families, Participation, Performance, Singing

The Choralis Foundation is pleased to offer area singers a special opportunity to participate in a day-long choral workshop led by British composer Bob Chilcott. Mr. Chilcott is well-known both as the composer of more than 130 works published by Oxford University Press and for the 12 years he spent as a member of the British vocal group The King's Singers. He also is Principal Guest Conductor of the BBC Singers. Read more

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Choral-Orchestral Conducting Workshop with Robert Porco

Choral-Orchestral Conducting Workshop with Robert Porco

Cincinnati, OH

Cincinnati May ... | Community Outreach, Conducting, Education, Participation, Singing, Volunteer

Designed for Choral Conductors, Music Educators and Church Musicians who want to strengthen their instrumental conducting technique. Select conductors will work with members of the May Festival Chamber Choir, the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra and soloists. The day-long workshop is free, but reservations are required. Applications and more information can be found on the web at www.mayfestival.com Read more

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Singsation Saturday Choral Workshop: St. Matthew Passion

Singsation Saturday Choral Workshop: St. Matthew Passion

Toronto, Ontario

Toronto Mendels... | Adults/Seniors, Community Outreach, Participation, Singing

Anyone who loves to sing is invited to join this choral workshop, an outreach program of the Toronto Mendelssohn Choir. For this Singsation, guest conductor Matthew Otto will take participants through Bach's St. Matthew Passion, recognized as one of the greatest choral works ever composed. Bring your voice, we provide the music. Read more

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