The Voice

Chorus America's award-winning quarterly magazine, The Voice, highlights chorus news, artistic initiatives in the choral world, and advice and commentary on the business of running a successful chorus. The Voice is distributed to nearly 2,000 choral leaders throughout North America. It is published in Spring, Summer, and Fall/Winter; ISSN 1074-0805. Browse articles and past issues in the tabs below. Editor, Liza W. Beth

How One Chorus Grappled with the Perfect Storm of Bad Economic Circumstances

All of us in the arts feel the pinch in a recession. Here is the story of how the Tucson Chamber Artists weathered the storm of economic bad news during one year, employing adaptive strategies throughout the season to overcome them.

A professional with experience on both sides of the mic reveals five fundamentals of good media relations.

Professionally produced recordings are still one of the best ways you can enhance the quality, image, reputation, and morale of your chorus.

Unraveling the mystery of music's profound impact on the human brain.

Composer Michael Shaieb's oratorio, "Through a Glass, Darkly," is making choral music a vehicle to address methamphetamine addiction in the gay community. When the Gay Men's Chorus of Washington, DC set out to perform it, they did a lot more than just learn the music. Read about the comprehensive outreach initiative they developed to bring this growing social problem to light.

Choral Concerts in Unusual Venues

What happens when you take your concert to a museum, armory, warehouse, stone mill, or parking garage? Performing music in unusual venues can ignite a spark of creativity and community connection for choruses.

Engage, equip, and empower volunteers to help your chorus reach its fullest fundraising potential.

An Executive Sabbatical Renews and Refuels

After more than a decade as chief executive of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, Allison Vulgamore took a sabbatical to travel to a prison in Morocco for boys. She shares her transformative experience of preparing them to sing in a concert without the benefit of a shared language.

Personal stories can be a vital way to communicate the value of your chorus.

Changing Lives, One Child at a Time

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.

What allows one chorus to thrive for more than a century while another is forced to close down after just a few years? Leaders of some of the longest-running choral organizations credit a combination of factors for their longevity.

How Minnesota's VocalEssence and composer Eric Whitacre helped high school students, choral directors, and community members of all ages discover the power of contemporary choral music through a festival and community sing event.

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