Membership FAQ

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), Chorus Membership, and Business/Affiliate Membership. Visit the corresponding membership pages to learn more about each type.

How do I reset my password?

If you're logged in, click My account at the top of any page, and then Change Password to request a password reset email.  If you're not logged in, click Log In at the top of the page, and then Forgot your password? to request a password reset 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 My Account in the top right corner of your screen to access your Member Dashboard. On the left side of the dashboard you’ll see a welcome message, and any News or Calendar Events you've posted. On the right side you’ll see your membership information and links to Update My Contact Details, Manage My Account, Manage My Organization, Post a Job Listing, Change Password, and Logout.

To update your personal information: From the Member Dashboard, click on Update My Contact Details to make changes to your personal information, including email, mailing address, and opt in or out of Chorus America's Update e-newsletter.

To update your organization’s information: Please reach out to [email protected] with any updates to your organization's contact information. To submit changes to your organization's board and staff, please fill out our Member Benefits Form and send it to [email protected]

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 login. You can edit your personal information by clicking My Account in the top right corner of your screen, then clicking on Update My Contact Details.

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.

  • Professional chorus

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:

  1. 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.
  2. Seasons and concert requirements: Minimum of two consecutive performance seasons with at least three different programs per season.
  • Umbrella chorus

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. Once logged in, you have a few ways to create a News post: 

  • Navigate to the Connect tab at the top of your screen, and from the dropdown menu click on Member News. Under Post Your News, click on the link in the second sentence, “post a news item,” to submit your news to share with our members. 
  • Navigate to the Member Dashboard by clicking on My Account in the top right corner. On the right side under the welcome message, you can both view the News items you’ve submitted and post a news item there as well. 
  • You can also submit your news item here.

Note:  Job postings should be posted to our Job Board. Please refrain from duplicate postings in Member News. Generally, posts will be reviewed within one business day.

How do I post to the Job Board?

Both members and non-members are able to post to the Job Board. Chorus America members are able to post jobs at substantially lower member rates. 

To post a job while logged into your account, go to the Job Board and login at the top right of the screen with your Chorus America login information. You can then select "Post a Job" at the top of the screen. 

To post a job as a guest, simply go to the Job Board and select "Post a Job" at the top of the screen. You will then be prompted to "Continue as a Guest" if you would like. 

Members can also post a job from the Member Dashboard. Log in to your account, then click on My Account in the top right of your screen. On the right side of your screen, click on Post a Job Listing.

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.