Making Our Choruses More Accessible for Autistic People
Making Our Choruses More Accessible for Autistic People
Making Our Choruses More Accessible for Autistic People
Mental Health Equity, Access, and Belonging within GALA Choirs, Part 1
Mental Health Equity, Access, and Belonging within GALA Choirs, Part 1
Mental Health Equity, Access, and Belonging within GALA Choirs, Part 1
Raven’s True Self
Raven’s True Self
Raven’s True Self
Asian Queer Choirs: a Perspective in 2018
Asian Queer Choirs: a Perspective in 2018
Asian Queer Choirs: a Perspective in 2018
Cathy Roma: I Am Because We Are, Part 3 – Full Coalition
Cathy Roma: I Am Because We Are, Part 3 – Full Coalition
Cathy Roma: I Am Because We Are, Part 3 – Full Coalition

Making Our Choruses More Accessible for Autistic People

Posted on: July 23rd, 2019 by Sam Bullington GALA Articles No Comments

“You cannot interact with the autistic community or the trans community without interacting with both.” –Joelle Maslak Living in a society designed for neurotypical individuals can be very exhausting and overwhelming for autistic people, not unlike the stress and exhaustion of living in a binary world for many trans folks. Especially because most services are […]


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Mental Health Equity, Access, and Belonging within GALA Choirs, Part 1

Posted on: June 26th, 2019 by Bobby Kizer GALA Articles No Comments

Do you ever worry about the interpersonal dynamics in your choir?  Do you ever get frustrated with an individual singer’s behavior?  Do members ever become emotional and you worry if they are ok?  Or maybe you have a board member that is consistently late to meetings or does not accomplish the tasks they said they […]


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Raven’s True Self

Posted on: December 23rd, 2018 by Sam Bullington GALA Articles No Comments

Phoenix, Colorado’s Trans Community Choir found ourselves at the center of controversy when parental complaint around our scheduled performance of our original play, Raven’s True Self, at a local elementary school was taken up by the CBS Denver News. The wholesome play, about a transgender raven in a community of animals and the importance of […]


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Asian Queer Choirs: a Perspective in 2018

Posted on: December 1st, 2018 by Hsien Chew GALA Articles No Comments

The concept of “Asia”, particularly as a cultural signifier, has always been problematic. It assumes a high degree of commonality across what is the world’s largest continent, and has been used to homogenize and “other” what is a hugely diverse swathe of people. When Proud Voices Asia, the Asian LGBT choir network was set up, […]


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Cathy Roma: I Am Because We Are, Part 3 – Full Coalition

Posted on: November 26th, 2018 by Cathy Roma GALA Articles No Comments

(above) Shanti: Journey of Peace is premiered by 150 singers with Eastern and Western instrumentalists in the University of Cincinnati’s Great Hall, 2004. This article was originally printed in Choral Journal as part of the October 2018 issue, permission was granted by ACDA to share here. Learn more at acda.org/choraljournal. Finally, I have found means of […]


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Cathy Roma: I Am Because We Are, Part 2 – Choir Behind Bars

Posted on: November 17th, 2018 by Cathy Roma GALA Articles No Comments

(above) UMOJA Men’s Chorus (Warren Correctional) prepares for the World Choir Games in Cincinnati; the international panel who came to the prison to ajudicate these singers awarded gold medals in the categories of spirituals and gospel. This article was originally printed in Choral Journal as part of the October 2018 issue, permission was granted by […]


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Cathy Roma: I Am Because We Are, Part 1 – Choral Feminism

Posted on: November 12th, 2018 by Cathy Roma GALA Articles No Comments

This article was originally printed in Choral Journal as part of the October 2018 issue, permission was granted by ACDA to share here. Learn more at acda.org/choraljournal. I am the product of a K-12 Quaker education received at Germantown Friends School in Philadelphia. My Quaker education taught me to listen to and value diverse voices, to […]


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