As all-male colleges went coed in the 1970s, they left something important behind: their music. The Washington Men's Camerata is working to preserve this historic resource.
No longer is choral music constrained to choristers standing on risers at the front of a church or concert hall. In recent years, the traditional format has evolved into multisensory, multimedia experiences.
Videos play a vital role in advancing the careers of conductors today, both as self-evaluation tools and as a way to easily showcase skills to others. We explore two types of conducting videos, the guidelines to create them, and how to use them to enhance your career.
Today's radio programmers are moving past the bad rap of early research and experimenting with a richer mix of choral and vocal music.
Chorus America set out to build a new website and it ended up reshaping our organization. Here's what we learned along the way.
Responding to survey data that revealed that 33% of responding conductors were founding directors that anticipated retiring from their ensembles within 5-10 years, Chorus America created this online seminar, Navigating a Music Director Transition. The 4-part seminar is a vital resource for any choruses anticipating an artistic change.
Looking for an obscure piece of music? The lyrics to a song in French? Sheet music for Handel's Messiah? These online resources will help you find what you need.
Is a chorus still a chorus if the singers are singing from their computers?
Choral music—especially a cappella choral music—is more popular than ever it seems. Chorus America sat down with Deke Sharon, founder of the Contemporary A Cappella Society (CASA) and a producer of NBC's The Sing-Off, to get the inside scoop behind the a cappella choral music movement and its current place in pop culture.
Whether your needs are as simple as amplifying announcements from the podium or as complex as balancing voices with instruments in a large space, paying attention to sound design can make or break your concert.