Chorus America is committed to providing robust information and support to the choral community on matters related to access, diversity, equity, and inclusion (ADEI). While no single collection of resources is ever comprehensive or final when it comes to ADEI, we intend to make this page the "home base" for choral leaders to build a foundational understanding that will spark your curiosity to keep learning, help you foster important conversations, and most importantly take action to more deeply incorporate ADEI into your singing ensembles.
We believe in modeling successful organizational practices to the choral field, and strive to show leadership by prioritizing ADEI in our own organization and representing our progress with integrity and transparency. In addition to curating resources here, this space serves as a visible record to reflect Chorus America's commitment to - and accountability for - action on ADEI, which includes a prominent goal in our current strategic plan and inclusion in our core values.
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Chorus America tracks news and collect information about the impact of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) from our members and partners and creates articles and other resources that show how the choral field continues to respond. This page serves as our central hub of information to help you stay informed.
This free online resource from NCAPER was created to guide arts leaders through three significant transitions they are likely to face during their organization’s life: structural shifts; the loss of key staff/leadership; and preserving the artistic and physical assets they’ve created.
The Fall 2020 Chorus Survey collected data on the impact that COVID-19 continues to have on the choral field and how choruses are operating at this point in the pandemic. This report summarizes the general findings of that survey.
This final issue before the American Choral Review transfers to a new home at the National Collegiate Choral Organization features a study of Bach’s use of rhetorical devices in Cantata Ich hatte viel Bekummnernis, BWV 21 and an interview with two singers from the ensemble New York Polyphony.
This document gathers the information that staff, crew and volunteers need in the first minutes and hours of any type of emergency into a format that can be carried on their person or available electronically. From Chorus America partners ArtsReady and the Performing Arts Readiness project.
In this issue of the Research Memorandum Series, author Jace Kaholokula Saplan
offers an overview of the choral works of composer Mari Esabel Valverde.
Tim Seelig, artistic director of the San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus, has written a user guide to help choruses think through rehearsal considerations in the time of COVID-19.
In this issue of the Research Memorandum Series, author and editor Dr. Matthew Bumbach provides a complete current list of the choral music of Carol Barnett, as well as biographic information about the Minnesota-based composer.
This edition of the American Choral Review focuses on the discipline and practice of conducting.
In this issue of the Research Memorandum Series, Dr. Sean Linfors provides a brief history of Stephen Paulus’ compositional career, discusses some of his most beloved pieces, and catalogs Paulus’ complete choral works.