Choral singers have a particular kind of courage—not the courage of those who climb mountains, but the courage of those who show up and practice.
Amanda White, a coloratura soprano living and working in New York City, offered these tips in Classical Singer, a magazine for singers pursuing professional solo careers. We thought they made great sense for choral singers, too.
Can meditation make you a better singer? Yes, and that's not all. Meditation can improve relaxation, concentration, and even health.
If you were stranded on a desert island, what choral music recording would you take with you? When we asked this of some 600 choral singers, many of them thought the question was—how to put this delicately?—ill-advised.
Providing financial oversight for your chorus is a critical role with many facets—learn about the challenges and rewards of effective stewardship.
Whether or not a concert was exceptional, standing ovations are becoming de rigueur with today's audiences. Is this reflective of declining music programs in the schools?
Which comes first—the melody or the lyrics? Composer Alice Parker explains her creative process.
Senior choruses are springing up all over, and singers are reaping the benefits of meaningful community involvement, increased social interaction, and better health.
Arts education is a civic investment with a tangible return. Dana Gioia emphasizes the need for arts education in all schools and for all children, and cautions against trading off the challenging pleasures of art for the easy comforts of entertainment.
When Brazeal Dennard passed away in 2010, he left behind a rich musical legacy. This 2007 article profiled the life and career of this champion for African-American music as he celebrated 60 years conducting the Angelic Choir of the Peoples Baptist Church in Detroit.
Writing a successful foundation proposal is not rocket science, but it does require vision, research, planning, cultivation, and careful implementation.