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Women in Choral Music

Joan Catoni Conlon and Rachel Samet are launching a database of women who are active in choral music as conductors and educators in an effort to promote collegiality among women choral conductors. To enter your information into this international...more

diversity   artists   May 17, 2010 • Views:4285 • Comments: 0


With Access and Accommodation for All

 "In 2007, Ella Merritt was feeling the itch to sing again -- so she began calling choruses. Her first question was not about the audition process or the concert season, but rather 'Do you have accommodation for a wheelchair?'" &quo...more

diversity   artists   May 18, 2010 • Views:5254 • Comments: 0


Bridging Cultural Divides

Many types of organizations are tackling issues of diversity. Diversity consultant Patricia Moore Harbour "believes arts organizations, especially choruses, may start out ahead of the game." "Bridging Cultural Divides" outlines si...more

diversity   May 18, 2010 • Views:4224 • Comments: 0


Fresh Voices: Recruiting the Next Generation of Board Leader

"According to BoardSource's Nonprofit Governance Index 2007, the average board size is 16 (for choruses, the average board size is 12). With 39 percent of board members between the ages of 30-49 and only 2 percent under age 30, that leave nearly...more

diversity   May 18, 2010 • Views:3537 • Comments: 0


The End of the Teachers Union?

The NY Times has a magazine article preview on its website, of a piece titled: The Teachers Unions' Last Stand. Click here to read it. it's a facinating piece, that is required reading for anyone involved in K-12 arts education. And, yes, ...more

education   May 19, 2010 • Views:3384 • Comments: 0


David Dik To Lead Young Audiences

 Big news in the arts education community: David Dik is leaving the Metropolian Opera Guild to lead Young Audiences: NEW YORK, May 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Young Audiences Arts for Learning (YA), the nation’s leading arts in education org...more

education   artists   May 25, 2010 • Views:7611 • Comments: 0


Asian American Actors in the Bay Area

This article offers a historic look at the challenges and opportunities Asian American artists have faced in the Bay Area. It covers Cabaret and Chop Suey; Art as Politics;  The New Millennium; and The New Generation. "Opening the Golden...more

diversity   artists   May 22, 2010 • Views:10039 • Comments: 0


Urban Youth Choruses

 "As the independent children's chorus movement has matured, one recent phenomenon is the emergence of urban youth choruses - ensembles formed to serve diverse populations in large urban areas where kids often do not have access of the mean...more

diversity   education   artists   May 22, 2010 • Views:6926 • Comments: 0


Sxip Shirey's Fractured Sonic Fairy Tales

If you haven't experienced one of the many live incarnations of mulit-instrumentalist/folk/punk/circus ringmaster Sxip Shirey, find the nearest city he's performing in and go.  Here's a great interview with him from the New Music Box web magazin...more

artists   May 22, 2010 • Views:4035 • Comments: 0


YouTube Gem: Carry On Wayward Son

Here's a great YouTube clip of a young Japanese girl playing a ferocious rendition of Kansas' Carry On Wayward Son on a Yamaha Electone synthesizer.  It starts out pretty slow, but don't be deceived by her understated boa and newsboy hat.  ...more

artists   May 23, 2010 • Views:4197 • Comments: 0