Presenting Dr. Moy and Dr. Selvey

by Wendy Moy


Wendy and Jeremiah successfully defended their dissertations at the University of Washington. Wendy's dissertation was entitled, Come Together: An Ethnography of the Seattle Men's Chorus Family. Jeremiah's dissertation was entitled, Visual and Aural Modes of Perception in Choral Performance Evaluations. Both Wendy and Jeremiah will be presenting their research at upcoming conferences.


Arts Advocacy Day

by Wendy Moy


It's Arts Advocacy Day! You can be part of the action by watching Yo-Yo Ma and Matt Sorum about the importance of the arts. Watch it on Facebook starting at 6:30 PM ET http://Ovtn.tv/qQx


New Appointments!

by Wendy Moy


Jeremiah was appointed the Guest Artistic Director at Windy City Performing Arts. Wendy was appointed the Director of Choral Music at Tacoma Community College and will also be directing the Bellevue Chamber Chorus for the 2012-2013 season. What does this mean for Chorosynthesis? We will continue to fulfill our mission and vision from two points in the United States. Stay tuned for more on our American Choral Summit online.


Matching Grant Campaign Completed

by Wendy Moy


The year 2012 was a year of growth for Chorosynthesis. We were challenged by an anonymous donor to raise money towards a matching grant campaign. As artists, this proved to be a challenging task for Chorosynthesis. Business? Fund-raising? What are those? In addition to all of our projects, we decided to try our hand at raising money for the organization that is working to effect change in the American choral culture. By year's end, we were able to raise $1,165 from individuals and $1,000 from organizations and grants. We are grateful to all those who support the cause of Chorosynthesis and are excited about how that will carry us into the future. Your gifts are being doubled. Thank you!tremendous


Collaboration at Chorosynthesis

by Wendy Moy


Conductors as collaborators. Wait! Is that possible? Chorosynthesis tried its hand at a collaborative effort between conductors Wendy Moy and Jeremiah Selvey in their performances of Ein deutsches Requiem by Johannes Brahms last November. Initially conceived as a collaboration among religious and educational institutions in an ecumenical liturgy designed by laypersons, scholars, musicians and ministers, "A Human Liturgy" featured collects to begin and end the service, as well as the reading of lessons in between each movement of Brahms's magnum opus. This collaborative effort from last winter strengthened the communities of those who participated and served as a benefit concert. None of the performers were paid for their services. Feel free to check the project out at www.brahmsrequiem.org.


Washington ACDA Grant Awarded

by Wendy Moy


The Washington American Choral Directors Association awarded Chorosynthesis a $500 grant for a performance as part of our American Choral Summit. As many of you are aware, we are seeking to develop this summit experience online this summer. We look forward to sharing with you our plans for utilizing this supportive gift from a fellow choral organization. More to come, as plans develop...


The 12 Days Before Christmas

by Wendy Moy


MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

It is easy to say that the product (or performance) of a group should be excellent in order for success to be achieved, but the wise judge will take into account the process (holistic development of the singers and audience) as well. Excellence is such a hot topic, but what aspects of excellence are truly essential? We will expound on our belief that excellence ...breeds a sustainable program and, in turn, more excellence. What are ways in which dynamicism in collaboration can foster excellence in ways not possible individually? How can innovation be used as a stepping stone toward excellence? In the month of December, Chorosynthesis will “rock the choral world” by redefining excellence and by making a call for specific actions toward strengthening the American culture through its choral music.