Musical excellence attracts and retains excellent singers. If the choir never gets better, the best ones will find someplace else to sing. Here are seven strategies for maintaining and enhancing the quality of your chorus.
Consider these insights and cautionary tales gleaned from the experience of four choruses about how to establish and maintain a strong, school-based education outreach program.
Some words to the wise for those who are new to a chorus board of directors.
As the profession of chorus management matures, managers are finding new ways into their careers.
Sabbaticals are being used by more nonprofits as an effective tool to retain and reward the best executive talent.
Assembling the ideal board is less about fundraising prowess and more about about balancing the right skills.
Chorus America contacted representatives from about a dozen choral consortiums—umbrella groups that promote regional information sharing and collaboration among choruses. Those who manage these consortiums were eager to tell us about the advantages of collaboration, how they got started and why, and lessons they've learned along the way.
Have you been asked to serve as the chair of development committee? Here's what you need to know to tackle this important job and ensure the future of your chorus.
Chorus America's annual survey of the operations of choruses, the Operations Survey Report includes more than 40 different analyses, from number of board meetings to board giving, from ticket pricing to chorus dues amounts, from accompanist pay practices to marketing efficiency. The 2011 report features data from the 2009-2010 season.
A rating form for singers to use when evaluating conductors who have been identified as finalists during a music director search.