Schools

Articles

Meet A Member: Linda Kiracibasi, North Shore Country Day School

Meet A Member: Linda Kiracibasi, North Shore Country Day School

Mike Rowan | Careers, Children/Youth, Education, Impact/Value, Profile, Schools

This month's 'Meet A Member' celebrates Music In Our Schools Month, which engages communities from around the country in promoting the benefits of high quality music education programs in schools. Read more

  • Views (1,611)
  • Favorites (0)
  • Comments (0)
The Implementation of the Every Student Succeeds Act

The Implementation of the Every Student Succeeds Act

What practical changes can music educators expect to see?

Debbie Galante Block | Children/Youth, Education, Government/Policy, Schools

The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) could be the law that puts music back in all classrooms. ESSA replaces No Child Left Behind, the current version of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act. In terms of emphasis on requirements, it might not be that different than No Child Left Behind, but as for philosophy on reform, it is radically different, according to Lynn M. Tuttle, Director of Content and Policy at the National Association for Music Education (NAfME). Read more

  • Views (1,425)
  • Favorites (0)
  • Comments (0)
El Sistema For Choruses

El Sistema For Choruses

Kelsey Menehan | Children/Youth, Community Outreach, Diversity, Education, Impact/Value, Schools

New choral programs are embracing Venezuela's El Sistema model to reach children in America's underserved neighborhoods. Read more

  • Views (3,823)
  • Favorites (0)
  • Comments (0)
Meet A Member: Tesfa Wondemagegnehu, Classical MPR

Meet A Member: Tesfa Wondemagegnehu, Classical MPR

Mike Rowan | Careers, Community Outreach, Education, Innovation, Participation, Profile, Schools, Singing

In the chorus-crazy land of Minnesota, there’s a charismatic new face in town putting a unique stamp on the area’s choral scene. Read more

  • Views (3,050)
  • Favorites (0)
  • Comments (0)
Exuberant Voices

Exuberant Voices

Don Lee | Impact/Value, Performance, Schools, Singing

High school choral festivals engage teens, produce powerful music, and leave a lasting impact. Read more

  • Views (3,416)
  • Favorites (0)
  • Comments (0)
Member Spotlight: Joyce Garrett

Member Spotlight: Joyce Garrett

“Choir is a tool for transforming lives.”

Kelsey Menehan | Diversity, Education, Schools, Singing

Joyce Garrett knew from a young age that she wanted to work with choirs. What she didn't realize was that this desire would lead her to change the lives of hundreds of high school students along the way.  Read more

  • Views (3,417)
  • Favorites (0)
  • Comments (0)
Celebrating Music in Our Schools Month

Celebrating Music in Our Schools Month

Lauren Rosenthal | Impact/Value, Schools, Singing

March is Music In Our Schools Month—a great time to highlight the importance of comprehensive music education for all young people. Need a little inspiration? Here is a collection of Chorus America resources and helpful links from around the web. Read more

  • Views (2,523)
  • Favorites (0)
  • Comments (0)
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

  • Views (7,936)
  • Favorites (0)
  • Comments (0)
Singing and Healthy Children

Singing and Healthy Children

Kelsey Menehan | Children/Youth, Education, Health, Impact/Value, Participation, Performance, Schools, Singing

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

  • Views (14,159)
  • Favorites (0)
  • Comments (1)
Singing and Wellness Resource Guide

Singing and Wellness Resource Guide

Chorus America Staff | Adults/Seniors, Children/Youth, Evaluation, General, Health, Impact/Value, Participation, Schools, Singing, Technique/Tool, Volunteer

Continue to explore the topic of Singing and Wellness with this online Resource Guide that includes studies cited in Voice articles as well as further reading. Read more

  • Views (5,503)
  • Favorites (1)
  • Comments (0)

Resources

Making the Case for Your School Choir: An Advocacy Guide

Making the Case for Your School Choir: An Advocacy Guide

Chorus America Staff | Children/Youth, Civic Engagement, Education, Impact/Value, Research/Data, Schools, Technique/Tool

Given the situation at the federal, state, and local levels, Chorus America developed this guide to help chart a path toward proactive advocacy on behalf of choral music education. Contains a step-by-step advocacy plan as well as research and statistics on the value of choral singing in school from more than 40 studies. Read more

  • Views (6,488)
  • Favorites (0)
  • Comments (0)
'Making the Case' Tool: The Comparative Advantages of Choruses

'Making the Case' Tool: The Comparative Advantages of Choruses

Chorus America Staff | Children/Youth, Civic Engagement, Education, Impact/Value, Research/Data, Schools, Technique/Tool

The top 10 reasons why choral singing is a great activity! Read more

  • Views (3,683)
  • Favorites (0)
  • Comments (0)
'Making the Case' Tool: Quotes Linking Arts Education and Student Achievement

'Making the Case' Tool: Quotes Linking Arts Education and Student Achievement

Chorus America Staff | Children/Youth, Civic Engagement, Education, Impact/Value, Research/Data, Schools, Technique/Tool

A list of useful quotes from influential leaders in support of the arts and choral music. Read more

  • Views (3,768)
  • Favorites (0)
  • Comments (0)
'Making the Case' Tool: Partnerships Between Schools and Independent Youth Choirs

'Making the Case' Tool: Partnerships Between Schools and Independent Youth Choirs

Chorus America Staff | Children/Youth, Civic Engagement, Education, Impact/Value, Research/Data, Schools, Technique/Tool

Chorus America’s member choruses all across North America are leading the way in working with school music programs to support, revive, or expand choral music education. Here are some examples of how our members are creatively partnering with schools. Read more

  • Views (2,977)
  • Favorites (0)
  • Comments (0)
'Making the Case' Tool: Choral Singing and Student Achievement Fact Sheet

'Making the Case' Tool: Choral Singing and Student Achievement Fact Sheet

Chorus America Staff | Children/Youth, Civic Engagement, Education, Impact/Value, Research/Data, Schools, Technique/Tool

In the 21st century, America’s manufacturing-driven economy is being replaced by a creative economy. President Obama is calling for a “complete and competitive education” to ensure our place in the global economy. How do the arts—and choral music specifically—help prepare our students to meet these challenges? Read more

  • Views (3,727)
  • Favorites (0)
  • Comments (0)
'Making the Case' Tool: Build Your Network Worksheet

'Making the Case' Tool: Build Your Network Worksheet

Chorus America Staff | Children/Youth, Civic Engagement, Education, Impact/Value, Research/Data, Schools, Technique/Tool

A question-and-answer worksheet to help you expand your network of choral music supporters. Read more

  • Views (3,282)
  • Favorites (0)
  • Comments (0)
'Making the Case' Tool: Annotated and Linked Bibliography

'Making the Case' Tool: Annotated and Linked Bibliography

Chorus America Staff | Children/Youth, Civic Engagement, Education, Impact/Value, Research/Data, Schools, Technique/Tool

This annotated and linked bibliography for Making the Case for Your School Choir provides data from more than 40 different studies, advocacy guides, and publications at your fingertips. Read more

  • Views (3,383)
  • Favorites (0)
  • Comments (0)
'Making the Case' Tool: Advocacy PowerPoint Presentation

'Making the Case' Tool: Advocacy PowerPoint Presentation

Chorus America Staff | Children/Youth, Civic Engagement, Education, Impact/Value, Research/Data, Schools, Technique/Tool

A PowerPoint template that you can adapt for use when making a presentation on the value of choral singing. Read more

  • Views (4,475)
  • Favorites (0)
  • Comments (0)
'Making the Case' Tool: Action Plan Matrix

'Making the Case' Tool: Action Plan Matrix

Chorus America Staff | Children/Youth, Civic Engagement, Education, Impact/Value, Research/Data, Schools, Technique/Tool

Use this matrix as a worksheet to help formulate an action plan to support choral music in schools. Read more

  • Views (3,513)
  • Favorites (0)
  • Comments (0)
'Making the Case' Tool: A Parent's Advocacy Guide

'Making the Case' Tool: A Parent's Advocacy Guide

Chorus America Staff | Children/Youth, Civic Engagement, Education, Impact/Value, Research/Data, Schools, Technique/Tool

The goal of this supplemental guide is to specifically help parents build a solid case for having choral music as part of the school curriculum. Working with your child’s teacher and other partners, use this information to encourage school boards and administrators to begin, revive, or expand your child’s school choral program. Read more

  • Views (3,072)
  • Favorites (0)
  • Comments (0)

Events

Ihlombe! South African Choral Festival

Ihlombe! South African Choral Festival

Cape Town, Pretoria, Johannesburg, Soweto & Safari

Classical Movements | Adults/Seniors, Audiences, Community Outreach, Composing/Commissioning, Performance, Schools, Singing

Called “The Largest International Choral Gathering in South Africa” by the Cape Times, the Ihlombe! South African Choral Festival offers a one-of-a-kind choral experience in dynamic settings in South Africa. Read more

  • Views (1,167)
  • Favorites (0)
  • Comments (0)
START YOUR JOURNEY TODAY! AUDITIONS for Children's Chorus of Washington

START YOUR JOURNEY TODAY! AUDITIONS for Children's Chorus of Washington

Washington, DC

Children's Chor... | Children/Youth, Education, Families, Performance, Recruitment, Schools, Singing

    START YOUR JOURNEY TODAY with CHILDREN’S CHORUS OF WASHINGTON (CCW) - Call now (202) 237-1005 and schedule an audition for 2013-14 season. No preparation or experience needed, just the love of singing! Read more

  • Views (771)
  • Favorites (0)
  • Comments (0)
Breath of Inspiration: An evening of Gospel, Classical, Jazz and More!

Breath of Inspiration: An evening of Gospel, Classical, Jazz and More!

111 S Grand Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90012

iris@DCINY.org | Adults/Seniors, Audiences, Children/Youth, Composing/Commissioning, Conducting, Diversity, Education, Families, General, Marketing/Public Relations, Participation, Performance, Repertoire, Schools, Singing, Symphonic, Venue

An evening of triumphant music! Members of Toronto Youth Wind Orchestra, Atlanta Youth Wind Symphony and Gwen Wyatt Chorale (CA) provide an entertaining palette of unique genre-bending sounds. From Gospel to Classical, these passionate, energetic artists perform with a supreme gusto and enthusiasm that is sure to delight and entertain audiences of all ages and tastes.   Read more

  • Views (1,457)
  • Favorites (0)
  • Comments (0)
IT'S OUR PARTY! A SWEET/SASSY 16 PARTY

IT'S OUR PARTY! A SWEET/SASSY 16 PARTY

200 South Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA

Vox Femina Los ... | Adults/Seniors, Audiences, CA News, Children/Youth, Civic Engagement, Community Outreach, Composing/Commissioning, Conducting, Diversity, Education, Families, General, Performance, Schools

MISSION: Vox Femina Los Angeles gives women voice through the performance of quality choral literature. Diverse in culture, age, race, belief and sexual identity, we are a chorus committed to commissioning new works and raising awareness about issues that affect us as a family of women. Through music, we aim to create a world that affirms the worth and dignity of every person. Read more

  • Views (868)
  • Favorites (0)
  • Comments (0)
The Great American Sing

The Great American Sing

4310 County Road 137, St. Cloud, MN 56301

Great River Chorale | Adults/Seniors, Audiences, Children/Youth, Community Outreach, Education, Families, General, Marketing/Public Relations, Participation, Performance, Repertoire, Schools, Singing

Music by the people and for the people!   Read more

  • Views (938)
  • Favorites (0)
  • Comments (0)
Heritage Presents: 13th Annual Concert Sing On!

Heritage Presents: 13th Annual Concert Sing On!

4101 Nebraska Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20016

Miriam Dixon | Adults/Seniors, Audiences, CA News, Children/Youth, Civic Engagement, Community Outreach, Composing/Commissioning, Conducting, Diversity, Education, Families, Fundraising, General, Impact/Value, Innovation, Management/Leadership, Marketing/Public Relations, Networking, Participation, Performance, Professional, Recruitment, Schools, Singing, Social Media, Symphonic, Venue, Volunteer

We Preserve the Past. We Inspire the Community. We Sing On. Join Heritage Signature Chorale for our annual concert which promises to stir your soul. Tickets may be purchased at www.heritagesignaturechorale.org or by phone (202) 808-0583. Read more

  • Views (3,232)
  • Favorites (0)
  • Comments (0)
German Masterpieces: Calmus Ensemble Leipzig in Washington DC on route to the Great Performers Series at Lincoln Center

German Masterpieces: Calmus Ensemble Leipzig in Washington DC on route to the Great Performers Series at Lincoln Center

Old Town Alexandria, Virginia

classicalmovements | Adults/Seniors, Audiences, Community Outreach, Diversity, Education, Families, Impact/Value, Performance, Professional, Repertoire, Schools, Singing

  Flawless. Glorious. CALMUS.  “precise intonation, impeccable blending and vocal beauty.”- The Salt Lake City Tribune Read more

  • Views (1,095)
  • Favorites (0)
  • Comments (0)
Music of the Soul

Music of the Soul

Westborough

Robert Eaton | Adults/Seniors, Audiences, Children/Youth, Families, General, Performance, Schools, Singing

The Peaceable Kingdom- Randall Thompson With Algonquin Regional High School Chamber Singers- Kathrine Waters, Director Five Hebrew Love Songs- Eric Whitacre Dark Night of the Soul- Ola Gjeilo The intensity and starkness of The Peaceable Kingdom provides sharp contrast with the tenderness and intensely moving Five Hebrew Love Songs. Gjeilo merges voices, piano, and violin into symphonic waves of lush sonorities which plunge the listener deep into their soul and leaves one awe struck with wonder. Read more

  • Views (840)
  • Favorites (0)
  • Comments (0)
UNISONG Now Recruiting Canadian Choirs for 2013 and 2014!

UNISONG Now Recruiting Canadian Choirs for 2013 and 2014!

Ottawa, ON

MKI Travel | Adults/Seniors, Children/Youth, Community Outreach, Families, General, Performance, Recruitment, Schools, Singing, Volunteer

  Be some of the 300+ singers from across Canada performing at the UNISONG Canada Day concert with a well known Canadian choral conductor, in front of an audience of 1,000 or more on Canada Day at the Natioal Arts Centre in Ottawa!   Join us for singing, sightseeing and celebrating Canada as we unite the country through choral music June 28 - July 2, 2013 or 2014.   Read more

  • Views (1,435)
  • Favorites (0)
  • Comments (0)
Vancouver Chamber Choir - Eric Whitacre in Vancouver, the composer conducts

Vancouver Chamber Choir - Eric Whitacre in Vancouver, the composer conducts

Vancouver, BC

Steven Belanger | Adults/Seniors, Audiences, Children/Youth, Composing/Commissioning, Conducting, Education, Families, Performance, Professional, Schools, Singing

Composer Eric Whitacre is a true choral phenomenon. His music enchants singers and audiences everywhere and his Virtual Choir experiments on the Internet have fascinated music lovers around the world. Whitacre makes his first visit to Vancouver for this concert of his music, conducting the Vancouver Chamber Choir alone, with instruments (Lafayette String Quartet and Stephen Smith, piano) and also with student singers and choirs (Focus! Choir of College & University Singers, Special Whitacre Choir of Secondary School Singers, Pacifica Singers), for a veritable festival of choral moods and colours. Subscribe now by calling 604-738-6822. Single tickets available through Ticketmaster. Call 1-855-985-2787 or visit http://www.ticketmaster.ca/event/110048EA86838F95?artistid=899635&majorcatid=10002&minorcatid=203   Read more

  • Views (1,149)
  • Favorites (0)
  • Comments (0)