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The Choral Commons

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.

Recent Episodes

Engender Finale // Nicky Manlove, Bradford Dumont, Emilie Amrein, & André de QuadrosJune 28, 2021 Episode artwork Envision 2021 Roundtable // Catherine Dehoney, Maria Guinand, Mackie Spradley, Elizabeth Swanson, & Andre ThomasJune 20, 2021 Episode artwork Forced Migration Roundtable // Emilie Amrein, Dzaya Castillo, Con Fullam, Erin Guinup, Maurice Lekea, Thierry Ruboneka, & Elise WittJune 16, 2021 Episode artwork Here, There, and Everywhere, part 4 // Erin Guinup, Maurice Lekea, & Thierry RubonekaJune 02, 2021 Episode artwork Here, There, and Everywhere, part 3 // Emilie Amrein, Dzaya Castillo, & John TekouMay 29, 2021 Episode artwork We Sing the Great Turning // Kyle LemleMay 23, 2021 Episode artwork Here, There, and Everywhere, part 2 // Con Fullam & Fatimah LamloomMay 19, 2021 Episode artwork Here, There, and Everywhere, part 1 // Elise Witt, Khatera Barati, & Meh Sod PawMay 12, 2021 Episode artwork Making, Keeping, Knowing // Rukhsana NezamMay 09, 2021 Episode artwork Engender Roundtable // Abdullah Hall, Erik Peregrine, Jace Kaholokula Saplan, Lindsey Deaton, Logan Bradford, Mari Esabel Valverde, & Michael Bussewitz-QuarmMay 06, 2021 Episode artwork The Only Honest Option // Mari Esabel ValverdeApril 29, 2021 Episode artwork Singing on the Street Roundtable // Marilyn Irizarry, Jonathan Palant, & Leeav SoferApril 28, 2021 Episode artwork Singing Freedom Futures // OnRaé LaTealApril 25, 2021 Episode artwork Singing on the Street, Part 3 // Jonathan Palant & London AlexanderApril 21, 2021 Episode artwork Trans Existence is Resistance // Abdullah HallApril 15, 2021 Episode artwork Singing on the Street, Part 2 // Leeav Sofer & Marilyn IrizarryApril 14, 2021 Episode artwork The Choir as Dreamspace // Aisha ShillingfordApril 11, 2021 Episode artwork In Pursuit of Healing // Michael Bussewitz-QuarmApril 08, 2021 Episode artwork Singing on the Street, Part 1 // Javier Rodríguez, Sophie Wingland, & Ron YokelyApril 07, 2021 Episode artwork Trans*forming Choral Communities // Logan BradfordApril 01, 2021 Episode artwork Building the Beloved Community Roundtable // Alexander Lloyd Blake, Arreon Harley-Emerson, Alysia Lee, Zanaida Robles, & Tesfa WondemagegnehuMarch 31, 2021 Episode artwork Cultural Strategy and the Choral Imaginary // Sage CrumpMarch 28, 2021 Episode artwork Decolonizing Gender // Jace Kaholokula SaplanMarch 18, 2021 Episode artwork Singing in Prisons Roundtable // Mary Cohen, Jody Kerchner, Cathy Roma, Amanda Weber, & Wayland ColemanMarch 17, 2021 Episode artwork Collective Imagination for Healing // Michael RohdMarch 14, 2021 Episode artwork