Members of Chorus America are eligible to participate in an awards program that honors inclusive excellence, artistic growth, creative and adventurous programming, education and outreach, service, and generous philanthropy.

Updates Coming to Chorus America's 2024 Awards Program

Chorus America is making a series of updates to our awards program in order to align Chorus America's awards with our mission and vision as defined by the FY 2023-2025 Strategic Plan. These updates are based on recommendations from a task force convened by Chorus America’s board over the past year.

As a first step, two former awards will transition to grants (see our High Notes blog post for full details):

  • The Dale Warland Singers Commission Grant, formerly the Dale Warland Singers Commission Award, will continue to support the creation of new choral music with a focus on funding future work rather than recognizing past achievement. Applications for this grant will open on October 2 and close on November 17.
  • The Alice Parker Fund Award will also transition to a grant program, consistent with Parker’s intent to support the composition and thoughtful presentation of choral music based in the traditions of Black and Latinx communities. This grant opportunity for individuals will begin accepting applications for the 2025 grant cycle.

We look forward to sharing more details about awards updates as we prepare to open award applications this November. In the meantime, see information about our 2023 award winners and historic awards program below. 

Chorus America’s 2023 Awards Recognize Outstanding Choruses and Individuals

Chorus America has announced the recipients of its 2023 awards program, recognizing a broad range of achievements in choral music and service to the choral field. The awards program celebrates and fosters meaningful contributions from remarkable individuals and choruses.

“Chorus America is delighted to recognize the accomplishments of these incredible award winners,” said Chorus America president and CEO Catherine Dehoney. “Their artistry, their dedication, and the joy they bring to their work move the choral field forward and inspire us all.” 

See our full announcement and videos honoring the recipients. 

Chorus America 2023 Awards Program

This year, Chorus America resumed several of our Awards that have been on hold because of the COVID-19 pandemic’s impact on the field.

All applications must be submitted through Chorus America's application portal - CAAPPlease refer to the Chorus America Guide to Awards for information about our Awards programs and application process. See details below regarding each award and contact with any questions.

Awards for Individuals

Awards for Organizations

Awards for Philanthropy

Chorus America also recognizes generous philanthropy with an award that does not have an application process. This award is nominated by the Chorus America Board.

From 2002-2021, Chorus America awarded an additional Philanthropy Award that recognized a supporter of the host chorus of that year's Chorus America Conference. See here for a list of past recipients.

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