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Picking the Best Choral Pieces, American Idol-Style

American Idol may be in its last season, but the audience voting method that it popularized to American audiences is alive and choral music? Yes, you read that correctly. is conducting a poll of Internet audiences' favorite pieces of choral music, with Minneapolis-based VocalEssence to perform the top 15

NEWS: IRS Drops Proposed Donations Rule; Nonprofits Rejoice

The Internal Revenue Service announced today that it has formally withdrawn proposed new regulations for donations to nonprofits. The proposed regulations would have required nonprofits to retain and provide considerable new documentation for charitable, tax-deductible donations of $250 or more. The rule was opposed by a broad spectrum of nonprofit

RIP: Pierre Boulez (1925-2016)

Pierre Boulez, one of the most influential figures in Western art music during the 20th century, died January 5 at the age of 90. A Frenchman by birth, he promoted new and avant-garde music across the world as a composer, conductor, pianist, and writer. He earned 26 Grammy Awards, founded and