A Pre-Performance Checklist for Choral Directors

Tori Cook May 20, 2019
Are you and your singers ready for the next choral performance? Here's a helpful checklist any choral director can use to prepare for a successful concert.
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Inspiring Through Music: One Solution to Choral Elitism

Erik Jacobson May 15, 2019
There's been increasing awareness to the growing problem of choral elitism. We can all agree on one thing: elitism is an obstacle to choral music growth.
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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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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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The Anatomy of a Great Choral Warm-Up

Tori Cook Jan 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 Jan 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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Lux Choir - a Semi-Professional Choir of College-Aged Singers

Tori Cook Sep 19, 2018
At Chorus Connection, we love meeting choral leaders and choruses from all over the world. When we discover a chorus that is superbly unique, we feel compelled to tell their story. That's how I felt when I came across the website for Lux Choir, a semi-professional college-aged choir.
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Customer Spotlight: Seattle Women's Chorus

Tori Cook Jun 20, 2018
This week in Pride, we highlight a longtime Chorus Connection customer: Seattle Women's Chorus. This chorus is no ordinary chorus. Learn more about their recent performance of "Fired Up" and get ready to be... well, fired up!
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Memorization Tips for Learning Choral Music

Tori Cook Oct 13, 2017
Got a tricky piece of music to memorize? Check out these top memorization tips for learning choral music! (BONUS: Memorization Plan, Cindy arr. Mack Wilberg)
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