Presentation: Bioaerosol Emissions in the Performing Arts – Reducing Emissions and Exposures
Presented May 20, 2021 by John Volckens and moderated by Daniel Goble, both of Colorado State University.
Dr. Volckens’ provides an update on the progress of his ongoing study focused specifically on bioaerosol emissions in the performing arts, including current factual information that this study has brought to clear light, and how an understanding of this information may, should, and will affect our work in the fine and performing arts fields.
For the video and slides of the session, visit: https://nasm.arts-
Did you miss Choral Canada’s recent Allegro Digital Training course? We are happy to announce that it is now available on-demand until July 31, 2021! You will get full access to the recorded classes, assignments, and all other course materials to complete on your own schedule – all for only $15! The course covers discoverability, online engagement, measurement, analytics, and more. Don’t miss this second chance to participate!
Register today: https://www.artsboost.com/allegro-digital-training-en
Recorded on April 19th, the day before Nova Scotia went back into lockdown, Polaris is excited to be able to share this concert with our provincial choral community. To watch, head over to our page on YouTube (Choirs for Change) or click this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1wuHv1V6kOQ.
“We Will Sing” has been the motto for the Annapolis Valley Honour Choir all year. Persevering all through the pandemic, they have continued to offer meaningful artistic programming for their students. Now planning for a full return to in-person singing in the fall, the AVHC is excited to welcome singers for the next season!
Students in Grades 3-12 during the 2021-22 school year are encouraged to join. Musical Meet & Greets for all three choirs will be taking place the first two weeks of June. (Online and in-person options)
The AVHC is a nationally recognized choral organization known for its excellence in education and capacity for community building. Young singers work with professionally trained faculty in fun, engaging rehearsals and workshops, and benefit from a complete music literacy program, chorister apprenticeship program, performances and engagements, community outreach, and cultural exchange opportunities. Accessible and inclusive, singers are welcomed into a supportive, accepting culture rooted in teamwork and a common vision. They are provided a safe space to be themselves, build their confidence and find their unique voices!
To view the AVHC’s 2021/22 brochure, click here.
Are you interested in looking at ideas about how to innovate and look at systemic change in nonprofit arts and culture board governance? Do you have ideas for how we can start making meaningful changes in how our boards operate? Mass Culture and LeSage Arts Management and are carrying out a research project under The Future of Arts Work, and lead researcher Jeanne LeSage wants to hear from you! The survey is accepting responses until May 9, 2021.
The National Youth Choir of Canada (NYCC) is a project of Choral Canada and is Canada’s finest youth choir. It is a one-of-a-kind professional development opportunity for some of Canada’s best emerging choral singers aged 19-26. The 2022 NYCC will be conducted by Dr. Jean-Sébastien Vallée, assisted by Apprentice Conductor Thomas Burton.
Who can audition?
People in Canada between the ages of 19-26 are eligible to audition for the NYCC.
When are auditions?
Auditions for the 2022 NYCC open on September 10, 2021 and close on October 15, 2021.
How do I audition?
Auditions are by recording only and submitted online. Full details of audition requirements and program details will be posted here soon. Unfortunately, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 NYCC was not able to take place as planned. Choral Canada has therefore extended an invitation to all 2020 singers to participate in the 2022 choir if they wish. Auditions will be held to complete the choir and create a pool of alternate singers to fill any spaces vacated by 2020 choristers.
For more details, visit Choral Canada’s webpage on auditions by clicking here.
Here is a message of hope and support for our wonderful community from Choral Canada’s President Laurier Fagnan. This past year has been incredibly difficult for everyone, but Choral Canada is here to support you in any way we can.