Chorus Connection Blog

Proof in the Pudding: Choir Matters

Tori Cook April 18, 2019
Once again the powers that be want to make cuts to the National Endowment for the Arts. This is your proof in the pudding that choir matters.
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The Key Components of Building Your Choral Community

Erik Jacobson April 11, 2019
Building a choral community may be the most important factor in the success of a chorus and it must be built among inside and outside stakeholders.
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Quick Tips: Recruiting Volunteers for Your Community Chorus

Jennie Weyman March 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 March 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 March 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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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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