The goal of this supplemental guide is to specifically help parents build a solid case for having choral music as part of the school curriculum. Working with your child’s teacher and other partners, use this information to encourage school boards and administrators to begin, revive, or expand your child’s school choral program.
A list of useful quotes from influential leaders in support of the arts and choral music.
Chorus America’s member choruses all across North America are leading the way in working with school music programs to support, revive, or expand choral
music education. Here are some examples of how our members are creatively partnering with schools.
In the 21st century, America’s manufacturing-driven economy is being replaced by a creative economy. President Obama is calling for a “complete and competitive education” to ensure our place in the global economy. How do the arts—and choral music specifically—help prepare our students to meet these challenges?
This annotated and linked bibliography for Making the Case for Your School Choir provides data from more than 40 different studies, advocacy guides, and publications at your fingertips.
Winner of Chorus America’s 2010 Education Outreach Award, Chanticleer demonstrates how to grow an education program that touches the lives of the next generation of singers
There is plenty of evidence that singing in a choir helps students succeed in school, work, and life. And yet, today choral programs are under siege—competition for school dollars, time in the school day, and a narrow focus on just a few subjects covered on standardized tests all pose significant challenges to the future of school choirs.
An influx of new programs are beginning to recognize the value of keeping boys singing—through changing voices and for a lifetime.
Choruses are pouring more resources and creativity into education outreach programs that have a far-reaching impact on students, teachers, schools, and communities—as well as on the choral artists who deliver them.
Arie Perry is a doctor who sings about tumors and diseases, and his songs are downright...infectious.