The Portland, Maine chorus ChoralArt seeks new Christmas carols from composers with a New England connection (born in, current resident of, or composer currently studying at a college, university, or conservatory in one of the six New England states). The winning entry will be premiered during the 2019–2020 holiday season. Entries must be a cappella or keyboard accompaniment settings for SATB chorus (divisi up to SSATB) of an English text, with a duration of about three minutes. The winning composer will receive a $750 cash prize.
The New Hamshire Master Chorale is hosting its second annual singer retreay, called "All of Us", on Saturday, March 30, from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Concord Community Music School, 23 Wall St., in Concord, N.H. The event includes professionally-led breakout sessions on movement, creativity and expression, and vocal technique, as well as a full-group singing session led by Master Chorale Music Director Dan Perkins.
Participation fee is $100, and includes lunch.
Sing and Learn While Working
Berkshire Choral International offers a competitive apprentice program for professional-track undergraduate and graduate students. It’s an opportunity for singers, accompanists, and choral conductors (all must sing) to intensively study and rehearse major orchestral works with eminent conductors. The program includes
The Community of Jesus in Orleans, Mass., is holding a three-day Gregorian chant retreat from March 27-30, 2019. Surrounded by the beauties of early spring on Cape Cod, attendees will explore some of the richest repertoire of Gregorian chant found in the Holy week chants and discover this ever-relevant form of conversation through sung prayer. For more information see http://communityofjesusretreats.org/gregorian-chant-retreat.html or call 508-240-2400.
The beautiful campus of Smith College in Northampton MA will once again be home to the MassACDA Summer Conference…an event that promises to motivate and inspire choral conductors at every career stage! Anchoring the conference will be headliner clinicians Lynnel Joy Jenkins (Artistic Director of the Princeton Girlchoir and choral teacher at the Timberlane Middle School, Pennington NJ) and Dr. Peggy Dettwiler (Professor of Music and Director of Choral Activities at Mansfield University, Mansfield, PA).
In celebration of their 50th anniversary year, the Zamir Chorale of Boston is creating a "virtual choir" to sing Louis Lewandowski’s great “Halleluyoh.” The Halleluyoh Virtual Choir will include performances by hundreds of singers from all around the world and incorporate visual history about Lewandowski and his community.