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Benefits of Singing in the Choir
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Let’s hear it for the choir!  In 2009, Chorus America published a report on the impact of choral singing in America.  The Choral Impact Study is a document every director involved in the choral arts should be  familiar with, as it has far-reaching implications for music in both school and community settings.  

The Impact Study contains information worth sharing with music booster groups and all choral organization supporters.   School boards and administrators will find valuable research supporting the fact that choir participation is closely associated with good citizenship and academic achievement.  

The report is presented in clear, understandable language, and is based on sound research.  As we continue celebrating Music in our Schools Month, take a moment to share this important information with others in your community to build support for your programs.  Pepper supports Chorus America through membership in the organization.

Read the summary: http://tr.im/chorusimpactsummary

Read the full study: http://tr.im/chorusimpactstudy

Kathy Fernandes
Kathy Fernandes is Chief Sales and Marketing Officer for J.W. Pepper. With her background as a school band director, studio teacher, and ongoing experiences as a flutist and mother of three musicians, Kathy is immersed in music. She continues to be involved in education by teaching middle school-aged students at her church and also serves on its Pastoral Council. Kathy advocates for a healthy musical culture by serving on the Board of the Music Publishers Association of the United States, as an industry representative for the American Choral Directors Association and through participation on the Corporate Advisory Council for the National Association for Music Education and the Support Music Coalition. Kathy is Secretary of Corporation for J.W. Pepper’s Board of Directors, is a Forbes Communication Council member, and is a former member of the Key Executive Group for the greater Philadelphia area.

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