High Notes Blog

Chorus America's High Notes blog is curated by the Chorus America staff. Here, find articles on what our members are up to, and links to the latest news and commentary on the issues that matter to the choral field. High Notes also includes information about policy issues and advocacy alerts.

Additional Advocacy Information

Chorus America is a member of the Performing Arts Alliance (PAA), a national coalition of nonprofit arts service organizations advocating for federal policies that impact the nonprofit performing arts sector. Membership in Chorus America includes membership in PAA and you can learn more about PAA's policy agenda in the PAA Advocacy Center.

  • by Liza Beth

    Chorus America is excited to announce #RediscoverHarmony, a social media campaign for and about choruses that will launch this fall. #RediscoverHarmony offers all choral organizations a platform and social media toolkit to amplify their work and community impact. 

  • by Mike Rowan

    Chorus America is thrilled to welcome two new team members to the organization, both of whom will be supporting the inaugural Music Education Collaborative Grants program.

  • by Mike Rowan

    Last week, the National Endowment for the Arts announced the recipients of its second round of 2021 grants. We are excited to see many of our partners and members represented in the list of awarded grants, including:

    Bach Choir of Bethlehem

    Cantare Con Vivo

    Cantus

    Chanticleer

    Conspirare

    Giving Voice Initiative

    Kitka Women's Vocal Ensemble

    Mendelssohn Club Of Philadelphia

  • by Chorus America Staff

    The CDC’s updated guidance for fully vaccinated people (released May 13) includes the news that singing in an indoor chorus without masks is now considered a “safest” activity for those vaccinated.

  • by Chorus America Staff

    The Shuttered Venue Operators Grants (SVOG) funding applications, which were supposed to open Thursday, April 8, have still not opened. Senior White House leadership indicated that a launch date could come by the end of the week of April 19, but also stated that applicants would have the opportunity to review a new FAQ and applicant guide in advance of the portal re-opening. New guidance has not yet been released.

  • by Mike Rowan

    With great excitement, Chorus America announces two updates to its Development team, as existing staff members take on new roles to support the organization’s growing programmatic and fundraising activities.

  • by Mike Rowan

    In February, the National Endowment for the Arts announced the recipients of its first round of 2021 grants, and Chorus America is honored to be the recipient of a $90,000 award. We are also excited to see many of our partners and members represented in the list of awarded grants, including:

    American Composers Forum

    Apollo's Fire Baroque Orchestra

    Barbershop Harmony Society

    Brooklyn Youth Chorus

    Chicago Children's Choir

    The Crossing

  • by Chorus America Staff

    Chorus America has announced the recipients of its 2021 awards program, recognizing a broad range of achievements in choral music and service to the choral field. The awards program celebrates and fosters meaningful contributions from remarkable individuals and choruses.

    “Chorus America is delighted to recognize the accomplishments of these incredible award winners,” said Chorus America president and CEO Catherine Dehoney. “Their artistry, their dedication, and the joy they bring to their work lift up the entire field and inspire us all.”

  • by Chorus America Staff

    Chorus America, the advocacy, research, and leadership development organization that advances the choral field, is thrilled to announce a new Chorus America Music Education Collaboration Grants program.

  • by Liza Beth

    Chorus America stands with the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community in response to the recent rise in anti-Asian violence and in acknowledging the longstanding, structural nature of anti-Asian racism. As we've talked more as a staff and checked in with members of our AAPI community, we wanted to add to our Facebook post from last week with some additional resources. Below, you'll find more suggestions for organizations to support and links for further learning.

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