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The concept of ubuntu : "A person is a person through other people." Throughout black South African history—from ancient times when societies were migratory to the more recent struggle against...
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Cellists hang out with the other cellists, singers hang out with other singers, but conductors—who do they hang out with? Stephen Czarkowski and 31 other conductors hung out together for...
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Every summer, countless choruses hit the road, offering up their musical gifts in venues across the globe and conferring many benefits to the chorus and its singers. Here are questions...
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It's time we check our choral inferiority complex at the door and assert choral music's rightful place as the noblest of the performing arts.
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Vance George, former director of the San Francisco Symphony Chorus, reflects on a lifetime of musicmaking.
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The past decade seems to have had more than its fair share of natural disasters and tragedies. In the aftermath of a major event, how should your chorus approach its...
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Meditation and choral singing hold many commonalities. Find out how choruses can use the practice of "being quiet" to enhance rehearsals, singing and even performances.
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If your day is spent managing a chorus, then you know all too well how Murphy’s Law and the ongoing needs of your staff and board can exacerbate the ability...
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All the accountability checks in the world won't prevent lousy decisions if board members, managers, and artistic leaders lack teamwork and communications chemistry. Cultivate a healthy culture that brings out...
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In contemporary society, it can sometimes feel like we are constantly multitasking. But does music still offer a space for meditation and contemplation?
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Inner-city choruses are serving diverse populations in large urban areas where kids often do not have access or the means to participate in quality musicmaking. These "urban youth choruses" are...
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In the 2005 study, Choral Conductors Today , Chorus America learned that as many as one-third of choruses are conducted by their founders, and furthermore that a majority of these...