JOIN US: Become a Member of Choirs Ontario Community

At Choirs Ontario, we believe that choral music enriches our lives and builds strong communities. Choirs Ontario provides its members with resources, networking, and support. Our goal is to raise the quality and profile of choral music, strengthen the capacity of choirs and choristers to achieve their full potential and engage more people in the transformative power of choral singing. Our membership services are for professionals and non-professionals, both the emerging and experienced, in the choral community.

Individual Membership -- Regular $75; Senior $45; Student $25; Conductor or Chorister of a Member Choir $25 annually
Individual Membership cycle runs from November 1 until October 31.   
Our membership services are for professionals and non-professionals, both the emerging and experienced, in the choral community. Benefits are designed to meet the needs of an individual working or participating in professional or community choir, including choristers, conductors, music directors, composers, administrators, managers, students, educators and board members.

Organization Membership - Large Choir (40 plus members) $140; Small Choir (21-39 members) $100; Vocal Group (20 members and under) $75; Church/School Choir $50; University Choir $50 for first choir ($25 for each additional); Institutional Libraries $75.
Organization Membership cycle runs from May 1 until April 30.
The benefits of Organization Membership are designed to meet the needs of a wide variety of professional and community organizations including large and small choirs, vocal groups, church choirs, university and school choirs, libraries and associations, businesses and service providers.

For more information about Membership, please e-mail info@choirsontario.org.

MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS

Benefits

Category

 

Choir

Individual

Library

Business

Eligible to submit to Dynamic, our quarterly electronic publication

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x

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x

Access to Choral Rental Library with over 1,200 multiple copy sets of choir music and over 1,000 sets in the Childrens Choir Library Collection
(Individual Members eligible for single copy use)

x x    

Access to thousands of multiple copy sets of choir music through the libraries of choral federations across Canada

       

Free posting on our Concert Listings, Job Board, and Singers Wanted webpages
(a value of $35 per listing)

x

x

x

x

Reduced rates for Choirs Ontario workshops

x

 

 

 

Access to “How To” series publications

x

x

 

 

Reduced rates for Foreign Language Pronunciation for Choirs handbook

x

x

 

 

Listing in Choir Directory with links to your website

x

x

 

 

Eligibility for reduced insurance rates through ChoirSure and access to unlimited legal information through Legal Connex

x

 

 

 

Voting privileges at our Annual General Meeting

x

 

 

 

Eligibility to apply for Professional Development Grants Programme

x

 

 

 

Automatic Affiliate Membership with Choral Canada (formerly the Association of Canadian Choral Communities)

x

 

 

 

In addition, revenue from membership fees helps to support and promote our choral community though a wide variety of choral programmes and services, including:

  • Programmes
    • Ontario Youth Choir (our exceptional choral training programme for youth)
    • Conductor Training Programme (for emerging choral conductors)
    • SingOntario (annual choral festival launched in January 2014)
    • Choral Management Workshops (presented annually in conjunction with the AGM)
    • Choirs Ontario on the Road (a new initiative to provide training at the regional level)
    • Library of multiple copies of choral works
  • Communications
    • Electronic newsletter
    • Website (news, jobs board, singers wanted, concert and event listings)
    • Social media presence through Facebook and Twitter
  • Advocacy
    • Ontario Choral Profile (the first comprehensive report on Ontario choral activities)
    • Choirs Ontario represents the province at the national level as an active participant in Choral Canada
    • Raising awareness and promoting choral community with the government and granting agencies
  • Awards and Competitions
    • Leslie Bell Prize for Choral Conductors (presented in partnership with the Ontario Arts Council)
    • Ruth Watson Henderson Choral Composition Competition
    • President’s Leadership Award

To Apply for Membership:

Complete the following form and submit it to Choirs Ontario either by:

  • pressing the submit button, or
  • printing the form and mailing it to Choirs Ontario

Click here for the individual membership application form.

Click here for the organizational application form.