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Artistic Directors

The Artistic Director Resource Center offers resources, tips and templates for a variety of topics relevant to artistic directors. Many Artistic Directors within the GALA network also are responsible for plenty of administrative and organization tasks. Be sure to check out the other sections of the GALA Resource Center and especially the sections for Chorus Managers (paid or volunteer) and Board Members.

Contains information on singer recruitment, auditions and singer retention.

Includes programming tips and tools from highly experienced GALA conductors as well as information on guest artists.

Contains repertoire suggestions and links to repertoire databases.

Rehearsal Tools
Deals with everything from score preparation to rehearsal recordings, memorization, rehearsal, technology and warm-ups.

Includes tips on commissioning, selecting a composer, templates and contracts, funding for commissions and links to existing GALA commissions.

Arranging Music
Includes tips and resources for arranging choral music.

Copyright & Licensing
Contains detailed guidance on print music, performance rights, recording music, permission to arrange, music on the web and staged performances.

Provides tips, tools and templates for recording projects.

artisticadvisor [at] (Ask the Artistic Directors 411 Advisor)Joe Nadeau serves as the GALA Choruses 411 Advisor for Artistic Directors. Joe has been actively involved in GALA Choruses for over twenty-two years. In addition to his work with men’s choruses, Joe has also served as conductor for Kansas City Women’s Chorus, and two LGBT youth performing ensembles: PerformOut KC and Outside Voices (Los Angeles). GALA member choruses can request a complimentary consultation by filling out the 411 Advisor Request form.  

Anna Crusis Directors and Holly Near

Want to connect with other GALA A.D.s?

Join the GALA Artistic Directors discussion group.