Chorus Connection Blog

Things They Never Told You in Music School - For Artistic Directors of Community Choruses

Erik Jacobson March 04, 2019
So you recently graduated from a music program, landed your first Artistic Director job, and are eager to take the choral world by storm. You are ready for every situation that might come your way. Right? Think again. Here are things you have to do that they never told you about in music school.
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How to Self-Assess Your Vocal Health - Vital Tips for Community Chorus Singers

Jennie Weyman February 26, 2019
A quick guide for community chorus singers on self-assessing their vocal health. Stay on the lookout for these three warning signs that your vocal health is in danger and use this series of questions for guidance on next steps.
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What Should a Chorister Handbook for Children's Choirs Entail?

Erik Jacobson February 18, 2019
For children's choir administrators, constructing a clear and comprehensive Chorister Handbook may be the most time consuming and frustrating process... but it may also save your life. Here are some best practices and policy writing tips for children's choirs to make the process less painful!
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Falling in Love With Project Management Software for Nonprofit Choruses

Tori Cook February 13, 2019
My love story with project management software, ClickUp, and a list of reasons why this tool is my top pick for community choruses. Happy Valentine's Day!
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5 Tricks for Staying Motivated to Practice Your Choral Music

Andrew Swinney February 08, 2019
Practicing choral music is difficult work. It requires extreme focus and the ability to be simultaneously critical and supportive of oneself. So, it’s no wonder why musicians often struggle with maintaining motivation. Here are five tricks to staying motivated during your practice sessions!
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So You Want Chorus Connection, But Your Board's Not "On Board"? Try This!

Tori Cook January 31, 2019
Those of us who have tried to make changes to choral organizations, know about a board's resistance to change all too well. When pitching chorus management software to your board, it's always good to have a few pre-planned responses ready to go to handle any objections or pushback.
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Announcing Chorus Connection's Auto-Pay - Recurring Payments Made Easy!

Tori Cook January 25, 2019
Chorus Connection has always given chorus administrators the option to make payment plans for their chorus members. Now with the arrival of our new Auto-Pay feature, this process has become even easier for your members on a payment plan.
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The Anatomy of a Great Choral Warm-Up

Tori Cook January 22, 2019
A lot of people say that vocal warm-ups are for "warming up the voice." And while that is generally true, warm-ups for choir have a more important role: they provide a chance for us to hone in on teaching vocal technique to our singers. Find out what a great choral warm-up entails!
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Great Vocal Warm-Ups for Choir Rehearsals and At-Home Practice

Tori Cook January 16, 2019
When preparing your choir for a successful rehearsal, a good vocal warm-up is key. Vocal warm-ups don’t need to be terribly complicated. In fact, it’s best to keep them fairly simple and fun! This article will provide several examples of helpful warm-ups for your choir.
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5 Signs From the Universe Telling You It's Time to Join a Choir

Tori Cook January 11, 2019
It's a new year! Like many others, you might be experiencing these signs of needing something new in your life. Could choir be the cure? Read more to find out!
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