Quick Tips: Recruiting Volunteers for Your Community Chorus

Jennie Weyman Mar 27, 2019
Volunteers are the lifeblood of our choral organizations. While some choirs have paid staff, usually the bulk of the administrative work falls to volunteers. Here are some strategies that will encourage singers and community members to step up to the plate!
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Tips for Choosing the Right Software for Your Chorus

Tori Cook Mar 22, 2019
Whether you're investigating donor management software, ticket sales systems, or choir management software for your chorus, developing a search process and evaluating your options is key to finding the right platform for your chorus. Here are some tips for getting started in your software search!
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Announcing The Chorus Management Network: A New Community for Executive and Administrative Leaders of Community Choruses

Tori Cook Mar 19, 2019
Announcing the launch of The Chorus Management Network - a new Facebook group for executive and administrative leaders of community choruses. This community is a place for all of us to put our heads together to find solutions to our everyday chorus management challenges. Learn more!
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Commissioning Choral Works: What to Ask a Composer Before Signing the Dotted Line

Paul Rudoi Mar 11, 2019
Commissioning music can seem daunting but, in reality, it just boils down to what you need mixing with what you want! Here are five questions a chorus should ask their prospective composer before signing the dotted line.
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Things They Never Told You in Music School - For Artistic Directors of Community Choruses

Erik Jacobson Mar 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 Feb 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 Feb 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 Feb 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 Feb 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 Jan 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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