Choir/Choruses/Singing Groups/Composers Survey: Strengths, Challenges and New Opportunities

This survey is part of a project designed to determine the major challenges choirs, choruses, singing groups and composers are currently facing, as well as to help identify what gaps there are in choir programming and governance. This survey will also provide some preliminary insight into what new opportunities are available and what toolkits are needed to help meet these challenges.

Choirs at all levels and composers across the country are seeing new opportunities in exploring the creation and use of new and shared digital content and resources. (This does NOT include unauthorized sharing of copyrighted material.)This survey and project will help inform decision making and provide strategic guidance to allow for a quick and successful transition to our “new normal”.

National and provincial choral organizations, artists, composers, schools, and various arts organizations across Canada will be invited to complete this survey which asks questions about “Digital Offerings”, in particular during COVID. Questions on topics such as: What digital tactics have been used? How have they been monetized, if at all? How and with whom have these been shared? Have they resulted in changes in audience connections? What financial and human resource barriers have you encountered?

There are new resources needed to increase the digital literacy of choral organizations. This could take the form of “toolkits” or a national database to help organize access to current and future content. The hope is that these resources will help leverage digital technologies to inform innovative programming, new ways of marketing and funding, and a transformation of audience engagement as they return to live performances. Your collaboration through the completion of this survey will greatly assist in helping the choral and other arts sectors towards understanding these goals.

Some questions are designed for singing organizations to answer and some are more generic and can be answered by both choirs and independent composers. Composers associated with singing organizations can of course answer all questions. Independent composers not associated with a specific organization will be directed to certain parts of the survey.

The survey will take approximately 15 minutes of your time. As a token of appreciation for your time, after completing the survey you can enter into a draw to win one of the prizes:
– A gift certificate for $100 from Cypress Music Publishers
– A $50 gift certificate from Long and McQuade

Deadline: Wed. November 9, 2022

Complete the survey today!

If you have any questions, or if you experience any technical issues, please don’t hesitate to contact us directly at: Victoria Glizer at or charles c. smith at

This project is supported with funding from the Canada Council for the Arts.

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Living In the Skin I Am In publication is available for purchase

Image of the book cover: an abstract pattern on the right side and on the left side white text on black background, the text is: Living in the Skin I am In, Experiential Learnings, Approaches and Considerations Towards Anti-Black Racism in the Arts

Living in the Skin, I am In: Experiential Learnings, Approaches and Considerations towards Anti-Black Racism in the Arts, continues the conversation on anti-black racism in the arts, it’s impact on black artist’s use of digital technology and the implications one’s artistic / organizational practices. The featuring articles previously published or written along with articles from invited contributors working in all performing arts disciplines including visual arts, digital / media arts and arts administration. Offering resources, toolkits and an annotated bibliography readers will find value in the international, national and local scope of its contents.
Living in the Skin, I am In publication is available for purchase in print and pdf: All payments are processed through PayPal, you do not need a PayPal account to complete the payment, click the “Pay with Debit or Credit Card” option to complete the payment with a credit/debit card.
After completing the payment you will be redirected to download the publication, please do so right away. If you have any difficulty downloading it email info [at]
Print: $20 
Special offer on the printed version for a limited time the shipping is on us! The regular shipping cost within Canada ($6) is included in the purchase price.

For more information about the publication:
View the Table of Contents here.

Living In the Skin I Am In Book Release (December 10, 2021)

CPAMO Publication Draft Review (May 20, 2021)