Inspired by the call to champion new choral music, Choral Arts Initiative works in partnership with composers and the community to illuminate emerging choral music, and to inspire musical creativity.
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. Founded & Directed by Brandon Elliott, Choral Arts Initiative has become widely recognized as a champion of new music. Choral Arts Initiative has been hailed as one of Orange County’s Best Choirs (CBS News, Los Angeles), won the American Prize in Choral Performance, and received of the ASCAP/Chorus America Award for Adventurous Programming. In 2017, Choral Arts Initiative released its inaugural album, How to Go On: The Choral Works of Dale Trumbore, which ranked #6 on the Billboard Charts (Traditional Classical Albums) and was the #4 Best Seller on iTunes Classical Charts. Their passion for new music has led to the commission of ten compositions and the premiere of over forty works.