Operations

Subset of Management, refers specifically to logistics, insurance, etc.

This sample administrative job description can help you define a new or existing role for an executive or managing director.

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Use this contract to help clarify expectations for your hired soloists.

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This sample contract provides a template as you incorporate a partnership with an orchestra.

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Use this form to evaluate your singers during auditions. Includes range, sight-reading, and vocal quality measures.

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This table of contents template will serve as a guide as you prepare your organization's handbook.

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Use this template to outline the duties associated with your board chair or board president role.

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New CDC Guidelines: Reactions from Medical Professionals with Performing Arts Advisory Experience

The CDC’s updated guidance for fully vaccinated people (released May 13) includes the news that singing in an indoor chorus without masks is now considered a “safest” activity for those vaccinated.

Many choruses and choral leaders are wondering if their organizations should require vaccination as a condition of returning to in-person rehearsal and performance as safely as possible. Their first question: “Is that even allowed?”

In the U.S., under federal law and current guidelines, choruses—like other private employers and organizations—can require staff, volunteers, and audiences to get vaccinated in most cases. Below you’ll find more detail about the guidelines around each of these cases, as well as some important things to consider.

Alongside research into treatment of COVID-19, scientists around the world are conducting studies that are identifying the most effective ways to avoid contracting the virus when people choose to be near each other. Across the country, several choruses are applying some of these findings in an effort to develop safe ways to resume a behavior the pandemic has made especially risky: singing together in the same space. This story examines ways they are approaching the challenge and lessons they are learning

BY JANET NEWCOMB, MOLLIE QUINLAN-HAYES, AND THOMAS F. R. CLARESON

Now, more than eight months into the COVID-19 pandemic, the end is still not in sight. Choral music organizations need to take the time to reassess their priorities and prepare themselves to weather the rest of this long-term crisis in order to position themselves to re-emerge stronger on the other side. In the view of three experienced proponents of readiness planning, maintaining your organizational momentum should be the top priority. That includes preparing for crises beyond COVID.

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