Interested in Chorus America membership?
What are the types of Chorus America memberships and the associated fees?
A full list of membership types and their associated fees can be found on our Membership page.
There are three main membership categories: Individual Membership (including Student and Sustaining), Chorus Membership, and Business/Affiliate Membership. Visit the corresponding membership pages to learn more about each type.
How do I create a site user account for the first time?
1) Click on the Login button in the upper right-hand corner of the site. A dropdown menu will appear with a link to “Create your site user account.” Or, simply click here.
2) You’ll be directed to a page that will enable you to enter your email address, choose a password, and choose a Display Name—that’s the name that will appear when you comment on an article, for example, or submit an event to our public calendar.
Important: If you are a Chorus America member, please use the email address that we have on file for you—that way, we can match your member record with your website account. The email address we have on file for you is where you’ve received emails from us in the past. If you’re unsure, please contact us at 202.331.7577 or at [email protected].
3)When you finish entering your information, be sure to click on “Create a New Account” at the bottom of the form. You will receive an email confirming that your registration was successful. Be sure to check your spam folder if you haven't received the email.
4) The next time you visit the site, all you need to do is click the Login button, and enter your email and password.
*Note: if you think you have a site user account already, but you are unsure of how to login, please contact the Membership Team.
How do I reset my password?
Visit this page to request a new password and we’ll send a link to access your account directly to your email. Still stuck? Simply email the Membership Team and we can reset your password for you.
Who should be the Account Manager for my organization?
The Account Manager for your organization should be a member of your leadership team (i.e. artistic director, administrative director, board chair, or treasurer) or a trusted staff member or volunteer. This is typically a person who is active with the organization on a regular basis and would manage the administrative aspects of your account, including renewing your membership and updating your board and staff listing.
How do I manage my or my chorus's information?
When you're logged in to your account, click on the blue "hello" button in the top right corner of your screen to access your member dashboard. Click on "Update My Contact Details" to change your email, phone number, and mailing address. Click on "View My Contact Dashboard" to view your previous transactions, your relationships to other organizations on file, and view event registrations.
Only the Account Manager for a chorus, business or affiliate membership can update and change information and renew membership for that organization online.
I have an Individual Membership and also serve as my organization's Account Manager. Can my email address and password serve as the login for both me and my organization?
Yes, you can administer both your personal information and your organization's information from the same account with the same login. When you log in to our website, click on the blue "hello" button at the top right of the screen to access your personal dashboard. From there you will see links to both your own membership dashboard and your organization's membership dashboard.
How do I know what type of chorus we are?
When you join Chorus America, we'll ask you to tell us which type best describes your organization. Some are obvious: symphonic chorus, volunteer chorus, and children/youth chorus. Others require a bit more explanation.
A professional chorus can be pre-professional (pays some of its singers some of the time), professional core (pays some of its singers all of the time—a minimum of 12 singers or 25% of the singers in the chorus, whichever is less), or fully professional (pays all of its singers all of the time), but they must meet the following additional criteria:
- Minimum pay to singers: Twice the minimum federal hourly wage for each hour singers are contracted to rehearse and/or perform (based upon an average of combined rehearsal and performance hours per production). Note: The minimum hourly wage is set by the federal government and required by law.
- Seasons and concert requirements: Minimum of two consecutive performance seasons with at least three different programs per season.
An umbrella chorus indicates that you operate several groups under one umbrella. So, if Example Chorus, Inc. operated both the Example Choralaires (an adult, volunteer chorus) and Sing by Example! (a children/youth chorus), they would choose "umbrella chorus" as their designation. However, if they operated multiple choruses of the same type, e.g. all children/youth choirs, then they would choose "children/youth chorus" as their designation.
How do I post to the Member News page?
To post a news item, you must be logged in as a Chorus America member (or derive membership benefits from association with a member chorus). Once logged in, submit your news item here.
Note: Season concert listings and audition notices should be posted to our Calendar, and Job postings should be posted to our Jobs Directory. Please refrain from duplicate postings in Member News. Generally, posts will be reviewed within one business day.
How do I post to the Jobs Directory?
Both members and non-members are able to post to the Jobs Directory. To submit a job, first login or create an account. Once logged in, go to the Jobs Directory and select "Create Job Post" on the right hand side of the page.
The cost to post is $100 for non-members and $40 for members. The membership rate will be applied at checkout. Postings will stay live until the application deadline.
How do I post to the Calendar?
To submit an event to the Calendar, you must be logged in as a Chorus America member (or derive membership benefits from association with a member chorus). Once logged in, visit the Calendar and select "Add Calendar Event" on the right hand side of the page.
Please note that the calendar is for events only; this is not the place to post season announcements, grants or awards. Please post to Member News with any such announcements.
Can my membership be cancelled?
Chorus America reserves the right to refuse or cancel a membership or a program registration at any time for any reason, and will issue a refund as appropriate. Contact the Membership Team to inquire about your membership status.