Organized in association with the International Federation for Choral Music’s Conductors Without Borders Network, the American Choral Directors Association International Conductors Exchange Program, and the Yale International Choral Festival, our symposium explored the ways in which people throughout the world are using choral music to create positive social change, promote mental well-being, and foster community.

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Symposium Presenters:

Anton Armstrong - St. Olaf College
Jean-Baptiste Bertrand - in terra pax
Marguerite Brooks - Yale University
Thomas Cabaniss - composer, arts educator
Steven Demorest - Northwestern University
André De Quadros - Boston University
Jeffrey Douma - Yale University
TJ Harper - Providence College
Micah Hendler - Jerusalem Youth Chorus
Emily Howe - Boston Children’s Chorus
Stacey Horn - author, Imperfect Harmony
Lone Larsen - Voces Nordicae
Donald Nally - The Crossing
Francisco Nuñez - Young People’s Chorus of New York City
Julianne Parolisi - Music Therapy Without Borders
Sebastian Ruth - Community MusicWorks
Mollie Stone - Chicago Children’s Choir


Panel 1:
Exploring the Human Impact of Singing


Panel 2:
What Happens in Rehearsal and Performance


Panel 3:
Expanding our Reach


Panel 4:
Crafting Performance

Watch footage of the 2012 symposium