The Conference is the centerpiece of Chorus America's professional development and training opportunities for chorus leaders. Highlights include plenary and breakout sessions with nationally renowned speakers and practitioners, events celebrating the choral community and featuring leading choruses, and opportunities to network and connect with your colleagues.
Update on 2022 Conference Plans
The Chorus America staff is hard at work planning for the 2022 Chorus America Conference. Current plans include an online event April 7-8 to continue accessibility and flexibility, as well as an in-person event in Summer 2022 to take full advantage of networking possibilities and offer additional content. We can’t wait to share more details when we are able, and are excited to reintroduce in-person gathering as part of our Conference structure this coming year!
2022 Conference: Call for Sessions
We want to know what you'd like to see at 2022 Conference! We are currently accepting session proposals for our April 7-8 online event, as well as topic/speaker suggestions for April 7-8 and our in-person Summer 2022 event! The deadline for submissions is January 31, 2022! Visit our Call for Sessions form for complete details.
2021 Summer Conference Content now Available!
The Summer Conference brough the the field together to present the latest information on considerations for reopening, and continue conversations on themes of access, diversity, equity, and inclusion (ADEI). Get a taste of our Summer Conference sessions by viewing the publicly available Replays below.
- Plenary: Cross-Cultural Choral Collaborations
- What's Next: Preparing for a Healthy, Safe Reopening
- Insurance and Reopening: Are You Prepared?
- From Orientalism to Equity: A Case Study in Inclusive Programming (available to Chorus America members; log in to view)
- Getting "In Sync" with Sync Licensing (available to Chorus America members; log in to view)
We are grateful that the Chorus America community was able to come together at a time when connection and growth are greatly needed.
Watch Now! Free, Publicly Available Conference Sessions
We're excited to be able to make some of our most inspiring Conference content - including Friday's closing plenary - available to all.
- Plenary - The King's Singers: Finding Harmony
- Closing Plenary: Lift Every Voice for Change
- Wielding the Power of Access, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (ADEI): Achieving Creative Justice in Choruses
- Reimagining the Choir: Common Ground Voices
Recent Conference Locations and Hosts
- 2019: Philadelphia, PA, June 26-29, hosted by the Mendelssohn Club of Philadelphia. Find more information and Conference resources here.
- 2018: Chicago, IL, June 20-23, hosted by Grant Park Music Festival and Chicago Children's Choir.
- 2017: Los Angeles, CA, June 21-24, hosted by the Los Angeles Master Chorale.
- 2016: Cincinnati, OH, June 15-18, hosted by the Cincinnati May Festival.
- 2015: Boston, MA, June 17-20, hosted by the Handel and Haydn Society.