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Choral Canada — celebrating and championing choral music for all Canadians
Choral Canada is the national voice of the Canadian choral community, representing and uniting a network of conductors, educators, accompanists, composers, students, administrators, choral industry leaders, and more than 42,000 member choral singers from coast to coast to coast. Choral Canada promotes, celebrates and advocates for Canadian choral music and musicians nationally and internationally. Choral Canada encourages excellence in the choral art through our programs, including the National Youth Choir of Canada (NYC) the NYC Conducting Apprenticeship, Podium (Canada’s national choral conference and festival), the National Competition for Choral Writing, the National Competition for Canadian Amateur Choirs, our Student Chapter, and our academic choral journal Anacrusis (published three times a year). In 2017, Choral Canada produced with Hills Strategies Inc. the first ever national choral census which found that 3.5 million Canadians sing in a choir. By connecting choral communities with information, resources for professional development, and advocacy tools, Choral Canada inspires greater awareness of choral singing across the nation and beyond.
Choral Canada exists to celebrate and champion choral music for all Canadians.
3.5 million Canadians sing in 28,000 choirs throughout Canada (2017-18 census data). Choral singing, an integral part of the Canadian cultural experience, has the power to build communities and transform lives. The Advocacy Committee supports Choral Canada’s mission—to celebrate and champion choral music for all Canadians— through research, education, publicity, lobbying, data collection and dissemination, and collaboration with like-minded organizations.
Choral Canada's Goals:
* Support and encourage participation and excellence in choral music at all levels by offering training, resources, and forums for the exchange of information
*Foster the creation and performance of Canadian choral music
* Partner with like-minded organizations to create a higher profile for choral music at the provincial, national, and international levels
*Help make choral singing available and accessible to all Canadians