Chorus Connection Blog

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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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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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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Underutilized Channels for Recruiting Singers for Your Chorus

Tori Cook November 16, 2018
Sometimes it feels like we've tried everything to recruit new singers for our community choruses and nothing seems to be working. But have we tried everything? We could always be doing more! Here are just a few underutilized, but effective, channels for recruiting new singers.
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Choir Management Software - Build or Buy?

Jacob Levine October 15, 2018
Like most community choruses, you may have pulled together a hodgepodge of tools to manage your organization and are now starting to look for something more robust. So you have a choice to make: do you build something new? Or do you purchase an existing solution, like choir management software?
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Building a Community with Bachtoberfests and Beer Choir

Tori Cook October 11, 2018
Singing and drinking have gone hand-in-hand for a long time - dating back to the 13th century. "Beer Choir" recently took root in the U.S. in 2015. This new outlet for singing presented opportunities to help community choruses recruit new singers, raise money, and strengthen their communities.
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20 Ideas for Getting Your Members Involved in the Chorus's Fundraising Initiatives

Tori Cook September 28, 2018
One thing we know for sure: members are the lifeblood of any community chorus. If you want your chorus's fundraising initiatives to be successful, look to your singing members to lead the way. Here are twenty ideas for engaging them with the chorus's fundraising initiatives!
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How Your Choir's Marketing Chair Can Use Chorus Connection

Tori Cook September 06, 2018
A choir's marketing team is crucial to its success. Use Chorus Connection to help your Marketing Chair stay organized, source content, communicate with their team, and engage members in promotional activities.
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