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October 9, 2015

This issue of the Research Memorandum Series focuses on the compositions of internationally known composer Arvo Pärt. After a brief biography of the world renowned Estonian composer, compiler Mark Vuorinen lists Pärt’s complete current choral compositions, both unaccompanied and accompanied. This issue places into one convenient document the choral output of this seminal artist.

May 20, 2015

Use this matrix as a guide to finding new board members for your chorus.

April 2, 2015

Research Memorandum Series No. 206

This issue of the Research Memorandum Series includes a compilation of resources geared towards both the conducting pedagogue and the conductor seeking knowledge and self-improvement. It also provides an overview of the different types of conducting literature that exists.

March 23, 2015

Do your board members mean well but struggle with fundraising? You may be asking them to do the wrong things. If we want our leaders to engage joyfully and effectively in generating larger audiences, more sponsors, and higher level donors, we must focus them on the best prospects and the most strategic activities.

You will leave this interactive session with four simple no-cost strategies you can initiate immediately – without adding more to your full plate! And your board will raise more money with less effort.

February 6, 2015

This issue of the American Choral Review examines the life and legacy of little-known conductor Theodore Thomas, who in the mid 19th-century almost single-handedly built two of the premiere orchestras in the country and was one of the first conductors to treat the chorus as a serious ensemble, fostering performances of large choral-orchestral works.

December 17, 2014

Chorus America's annual survey of the operations of choruses, the Chorus Operations Survey Report includes more than 30 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 2014 report features data from the 2012-2013 season.

November 10, 2014

This issue of the American Choral Review looks at composer Zakaria Paliashvili's setting of Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom. Co-authors John A. Graham and Parker Jayne explore Paliashvili's Georgian influences and how his version fell into obscurity after the Russain Revolution.

September 9, 2014

Research Memorandum Series No. 205

This issue of the Research Memorandum Series highlights the achievements of one of America’s premiere choral ensembles, the Dale Warland Singers. It demonstrates the ways that Warland crafted a choral concert program and incorporated new compositions and arrangements.

February 3, 2014

Research Memorandum Series No. 204

This article is a companion to Research Memorandum Series No. 202 and 203, also providing insight into the work of David Hamilton, a prolific composer and music educator from New Zealand.

January 29, 2014

This webinar presented on January 29, 2014 focuses on strengthening fundraising from individuals in the current financial climate and improving overall fundraising success for the long term. The majority of the presentation centers on techniques for individual fundraising for choruses who do not have paid development staff.

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