The Choral Commons

By Emilie Amrein & André de Quadros

The Choral Commons is a media platform that provides a space for choirs and singing communities to realize the liberatory potential of the ensemble as a site of radical imagining. We promote equitable artistic and organizational practices that harness the positive social impacts of participatory music making for the common good and confront racism, poverty, ableism, LGBTQ+ discrimination, displacement, and much more. We produce podcasts and community events, offer educational resources on justice-centered praxis, and incubate creative, artistic, and compassionate projects that empower choirs and singing communities to work for a just and peaceful world.

  1. 1.
    Envision 2021 Roundtable // Catherine Dehoney, Maria Guinand, Mackie Spradley, Elizabeth Swanson, & Andre Thomas
    1:25:48
  2. 2.
    Forced Migration Roundtable // Emilie Amrein, Dzaya Castillo, Con Fullam, Erin Guinup, Maurice Lekea, Thierry Ruboneka, & Elise Witt
    1:35:04
  3. 3.
    Here, There, and Everywhere, part 4 // Erin Guinup, Maurice Lekea, & Thierry Ruboneka
    1:01:15
  4. 4.
    Here, There, and Everywhere, part 3 // Emilie Amrein, Dzaya Castillo, & John Tekou
    1:06:31
  5. 5.
    We Sing the Great Turning // Kyle Lemle
    45:18
  6. 6.
    Here, There, and Everywhere, part 2 // Con Fullam & Fatimah Lamloom
    1:01:02
  7. 7.
    Here, There, and Everywhere, part 1 // Elise Witt, Khatera Barati, & Meh Sod Paw
    1:05:37
  8. 8.
    Making, Keeping, Knowing // Rukhsana Nezam
    42:35
  1. 9.
    Engender Roundtable // Abdullah Hall, Erik Peregrine, Jace Kaholokula Saplan, Lindsey Deaton, Logan Bradford, Mari Esabel Valverde, & Michael Bussewitz-Quarm
    1:26:53
  2. 10.
    The Only Honest Option // Mari Esabel Valverde
    37:32
  3. 11.
    Singing on the Street Roundtable // Marilyn Irizarry, Jonathan Palant, & Leeav Sofer
    1:26:39
  4. 12.
    Singing Freedom Futures // OnRaé LaTeal
    46:08
  5. 13.
    Singing on the Street, Part 3 // Jonathan Palant & London Alexander
    1:07:27
  6. 14.
    Trans Existence is Resistance // Abdullah Hall
    45:00
  7. 15.
    Singing on the Street, Part 2 // Leeav Sofer & Marilyn Irizarry
    1:00:00
  8. 16.
    The Choir as Dreamspace // Aisha Shillingford
    34:16
  9. 17.
    In Pursuit of Healing // Michael Bussewitz-Quarm
    36:05
  10. 18.
    Singing on the Street, Part 1 // Javier Rodríguez, Sophie Wingland, & Ron Yokely
    1:05:03
  11. 19.
    Trans*forming Choral Communities // Logan Bradford
    19:12
  12. 20.
    Building the Beloved Community Roundtable // Alexander Lloyd Blake, Arreon Harley-Emerson, Alysia Lee, Zanaida Robles, & Tesfa Wondemagegnehu
    1:29:54
  13. 21.
    Cultural Strategy and the Choral Imaginary // Sage Crump
    45:23
  14. 22.
    Decolonizing Gender // Jace Kaholokula Saplan
    46:08
  15. 23.
    Singing in Prisons Roundtable // Mary Cohen, Jody Kerchner, Cathy Roma, Amanda Weber, & Wayland Coleman
    1:29:10
  16. 24.
    Collective Imagination for Healing // Michael Rohd
    42:45
  17. 25.
    World-Opening // Erik Peregrine
    25:46
  18. 26.
    Singing in Prisons, Part 4 // Jody Kerchner & Jerome Thompson
    1:01:33
  19. 27.
    "Do I Belong Here?" // Bex Bagnato
    37:58
  20. 28.
    Singing in Prisons, Part 3 // Amanda Weber & Natalie Pollard
    58:02
  21. 29.
    Taking Up Space for Peace // Monica Curca
    43:45
  22. 30.
    Trans Vision and Voice // Lindsey Deaton
    32:34
  23. 31.
    Singing in Prisons, Part 2 // Mary Cohen, Simone Frierson, & Karletta White
    58:53
  24. 32.
    Gender Love // Compilation Episode
    33:31
  25. 33.
    Singing in Prisons, Part 1 // Catherine Roma & Michael Powell
    57:00
  26. 34.
    Cultural Democracy // Arlene Goldbard
    41:39
  27. 35.
    Engender: Trailer // Nicky Manlove & Bradford Dumont
    12:39
  28. 36.
    Surge: Trailer // Emilie Amrein & André de Quadros
    15:01
  29. 37.
    Liberation Theology, Poverty, and the Choir / Yara Allen and Charon Hribar
    42:05
  30. 38.
    Intercultural Understanding and the Choir / Micah Hendler
    41:23
  31. 39.
    Borders, Bridges, and the Choir / Ahmed Anzaldúa
    40:11
  32. 40.
    Racial Justice, Activism, and the Choir / Tesfa Wondemagegnehu
    42:28
  33. 41.
    Indigeneity and Decolonial Choral Practice / Jace Kaholokula Saplan
    49:54
  34. 42.
    Girl Power, Creative Youth Development, and the Choir / Alysia Lee
    46:26
  35. 43.
    Reimagining the Choir: Chorus America Virtual Conference 2020 / Emilie Amrein and André de Quadros
    32:18
  36. 44.
    Empowering Song, Incarceration, and the Choir / Emily Howe and Bobby Iacoviello
    42:45
  37. 45.
    Race, Mass Incarceration, and the Choir / Halim Flowers
    49:26
  38. 46.
    Disability Justice, Radical Inclusion, and the Choir / Andrew Clark and Kristina Gillis
    48:56
  39. 47.
    Refugees, Forced Migration, and the Choir / Jeremy Haneman
    49:12
  40. 48.
    Introducing The Choral Commons
    7:24

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