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Choral Arts Initiative is happy to announce that all Choral Artists will be receiving compensation. After much discussion and financial planning, the Board of Directors made the decision to further acknowledge the value of the Choral Artists and their dedication to the Mission & Vision of the organization.
This is an exciting time for both the Choral Arts Initiative organization as well as the Choral Artists themselves. As Choral Arts Initiative celebrates its two-year anniversary, the implementation of a performance stipend allows Choral Arts Initiative to grow musically as an organization. Choral Arts Initiative prides itself in continuing to move forward and expand, and compensating the core of the organization - the Choral Artists - will help us continue to do so.
The Choral Artist performance stipend will go into effect in July 2015 with the “Beyond this World” performance. Current Choral Artists on roster for the “Beyond this World” performance will be “grandfathered” into the stipend policy. Beginning next season, all Choral Artists (new and returning) will audition for a paid position with the organization.
Founder & Artistic Director, Brandon Elliott, adds: "This is a very exciting step for our organization. We have a Mission & Vision, but the Choral Artists are our driving force. Most of them have undergraduate and graduate degrees in music, are active music professionals, and have been donating their time and skills for the past two years. I'm happy that we are at a point where we can provide some sort of compensation to thank the Choral Artists for incredible talent and skills which take years of practice and training."
About Choral Arts Initiative
Choral Arts Initiative is a non-profit 501(c)(3) choral organization made up of some of the most talented and passionate musicians in the Southern California region. As the 2014 winner of the American Prize in Choral Performance, CAI works in partnership with composers and the community to illuminate emerging choral music through vocal collaboration and performance, and to inspire musical creativity through unique outreach and education programs.
Michelle De Castro
Communications & Patron Services Director
Lorraine Joy Welling