For nearly half a century, Voices of Omaha has presented annual performances of Handel's Messiah without admission charge. In 2010, artistic director Edward B. Hurd laid out a challenge and a path forward: “We can do even more for our community.” Part II of this two-part series explores how the chorus exponentially increased its development efforts and shares "words to the wise" learned through experience.
For nearly half a century, Voices of Omaha has presented annual performances of Handel's Messiah without admission charge. In 2010, artistic director Edward B. Hurd laid out a challenge and a path forward: “We can do even more for our community.” Part I of this two-part series takes a look at the chorus's image makeover and efforts to attract a younger and more diverse community.
The most effective boards measure their own performance. Governance expert Nancy Axelrod shares her insights into self-evaluation for your organization.
In addition to expanding educational and artistic programming as president of the Kennedy Center, Michael Kaiser has become a prominent leader in arts management. Here are some of the insights he shared at Chorus America's 2014 Conference.
Joyce Garrett knew from a young age that she wanted to work with choirs. What she didn't realize was that this desire would lead her to change the lives of hundreds of high school students along the way.
If arts organizations want to stay relevant, the time has come to get serious about building connections with the wealth of creative activity in our communities.
What happens when a long-time relationship with an orchestra goes away—taking with it a third of your organization's income? Shock, dismay, and then a determination to rally around your core mission.
What are the trends, challenges, and opportunities that are shaping choruses and choral music? A panel of leaders in the field weighs in.
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 2013 report features data from the 2011-2012 season. If you are interested in learning more about the survey's findings and other critical arts research, you can find Chorus America's latest webinar, "Research Your Chorus Should Know About!" on-demand here.
Being appointed to chair a committee is the easy part. This practical advice, tested in the real world, will help ensure success.