The Voice

Chorus America's award-winning quarterly magazine, The Voice, highlights chorus news, artistic initiatives in the choral world, and advice and commentary on the business of running a successful chorus. The Voice is distributed to nearly 3,000 choral leaders throughout North America. It is published in Spring, Summer, Fall, and Winter; ISSN 1074-0805. Browse articles and past issues in the tabs below. Editor, Liza W. Beth

Are you considering a first tour for your chorus? Here are more tips from tour companies and choruses for making it the best possible experience for your members and your organization.

Tour company executives answer questions posed by Chorus America members.

Chorus America members share personal stories about touring experiences that made a big impact.

Choruses and tour companies share their wisdom about touring.

A Conversation with Deke Sharon and Josh Habermann

At the opening session of Chorus America’s 2014 Conference, conductor Josh Habermann and a cappella pioneer Deke Sharon talked about new trends in vocal music and breaking down boundaries between the classical and pop worlds.

These tips from choruses and the photographers they work with will help you get images that represent your organization at its best.

The most effective boards measure their own performance. Governance expert Nancy Axelrod shares her insights into self-evaluation for your organization.

Distributing music online is an opportunity to reach more listeners, but the wide variety of platforms can be confusing. Consider these questions to help your chorus chart the right path.

Correcting the History of America’s National Anthem

For the 200th anniversary of “The Star-Spangled Banner,” a musicologist takes a closer look at the history of the anthem.

A B.O.L.D. Approach to Community Engagement

What choruses can learn from a dance company that uses its art form to help communities tell their own stories.

How to Get the Whole Room Singing

Experienced song leaders share what they've learned about the special magic of bringing together a group of ordinary people in song.

Prison choirs help inmates reconnect with their self-worth and build a sense of community –both inside and outside prison walls.

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