Chorus America interviewed more than 700 conductors about their career paths, levels of education, salary, job satisfaction, and more in 2005. The resulting data provides a profile of the "typical" choral conductor that may be surprising.
An influx of new programs are beginning to recognize the value of keeping boys singing—through changing voices and for a lifetime.
Research Memorandum Series No. 199
Drawing on a wide range of arts industry research and his own observations about the larger environment in which arts groups operate, Alan Brown shares six interrelated macro trends affecting audience behaviors and demand for arts programming.
American Choral Review 53.1
Chorus America presents data on the current state of philanthropy and provides guidance on building a strong individual donor base. (PowerPoint slides available separately.)
Slides from Chorus America's webinar on ways to build your individual donor base. (Webinar available separately.)
The 2010 survey reports on operations data from the 2008-2009 season. An excellent benchmarking tool.
Research Memorandum Series No. 198
Handel’s practice of borrowing from other composers allows us the opportunity to probe into the great composer’s style and creative thought processes. A number of scholars have shown without question that the majority of Handel’s borrowings transform his source materials into new creations entirely his own. But what does “entirely his own” really mean?