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

Choral conductors share their professional responsibilities and work-life balance.

In her memoirs, Alma Mahler narrates the meticulous schedule by which her husband Gustav balanced his daily priorities in order to preserve his energy and maximize the value of every minute. In the summertime, when he composed at their lake house, he took a mandatory afternoon swim, followed by a three-hour walk, rain or shine. In the wintertime, when he conducted in Vienna, the opera house called ahead at lunchtime to ensure that his apartment door was open so he would not have to wait. His soup, hot, was expected to be already placed on the table.

Your chorus needs effective digital tools to support everyday management, but how do you know what the right tools are? Consider these questions and tips for choosing the most effective technology for your needs. 

How to navigate the process of finding, hiring, and working with soloists. 

High school choral festivals engage teens, produce powerful music, and leave a lasting impact.

A clear development strategy turns reluctant board members into inspired fundraisers.

Chad M. Bauman, arts marketing expert and managing director of the Milwaukee Repertory Theater, looks at some often-repeated “truisms” about marketing. His data-driven advice may surprise you. 

Are you considering a first tour for your chorus? Here are more tips from tour companies and choruses for making it the best possible experience for your members and your organization.

Tour company executives answer questions posed by Chorus America members.

Chorus America members share personal stories about touring experiences that made a big impact.

Choruses and tour companies share their wisdom about touring.

A Conversation with Deke Sharon and Josh Habermann

At the opening session of Chorus America’s 2014 Conference, conductor Josh Habermann and a cappella pioneer Deke Sharon talked about new trends in vocal music and breaking down boundaries between the classical and pop worlds.

These tips from choruses and the photographers they work with will help you get images that represent your organization at its best.

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