Chorus America interviewed more than 700 conductors about their career paths, levels of education, salary, job satisfaction, and more in 2005. The resulting data provides a profile of the "typical" choral conductor that may be surprising.
A rating form for singers to use when evaluating all potential conductors during a search.
An a cappella masterpiece of staggering beauty and power, Rachmaninoff's All-Night Vigil (or Vespers) presents many challenges for the choral singer. Grant Gershon, music director of the Los Angeles Master Chorale, chose the piece to open his 10th Anniversary season with LAMC. We talked with him about the work and how he prepared his singers to perform it.
What is our responsibility as singers and as choruses when historic choral works are offensive, even hostile, to a whole group of people? Tom Hall, music director of the Baltimore Choral Arts Society, discusses Bach's St. Matthew Passion and St. John Passion.
Research Memorandum Series No. 199
A sample timeline to help with music director search planning.
A checklist of documents and organizational background to prepare for the incoming music director.
A worksheet to help choruses communicate to all constituents in the event of an artistic founder transition.
A worksheet to help choruses plan for founding artistic leadership transitions.
Questions to answer as you begin a founding music director transition.