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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.

Be on time Warm up your voice by singing on your way to rehearsal Get there early sometimes to help move the chairs, etc Gossip and chat before the rehearsal starts, not during it When a note is given for a pitch, do not hum your part Don't stomp your foot or pat your hand to the rhythm

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.

Tired of the bar scene? Online dating services not doing it for you? Have you considered joining a chorus?

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.

Which comes first—the melody or the lyrics? Composer Alice Parker explains her creative process.

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?

Providing financial oversight for your chorus is a critical role with many facets—learn about the challenges and rewards of effective stewardship.

Senior choruses are springing up all over, and singers are reaping the benefits of meaningful community involvement, increased social interaction, and better health.

So, it's your turn: You have been asked to step into the role of board chair. But what will be expected of you? How can you be sure that you can provide the leadership needed? How can you fulfill the expectations outlined in the job description? We explore top traits of board leaders, how to motivate your team, and crafting productive partnerships among your staff.

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.

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