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.
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.
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.
Ask the Artistic Directors 411 Advisor
Kathleen Hansen is GALA’s 411 Advisor for Artistic Directors; she is the AD of San Diego Women’s Chorus and others, and has been working in the field of music education and performance since 1998. She believes in the power of good musical programming, effective team training, and mission-based organizational leadership to build life-changing choruses. She is an active clinician, adjudicator and vocal coach. GALA member choruses can request a complimentary consultation by filling out the 411 Advisor Request form.