2013/2014 Grant Applications were due February 28, 2013.
Choral Arts New England extends the mission of the Alfred Nash Patterson (ANP) Foundation, providing grants that support innovative programming, commissions, and improved management for choral organizations in the six New England states: Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhosde Island, and Vermont. Alfred Nash Patterson Grants have been awarded continuously since 1985. In 1994, Choral Arts New England initiated a Lifetime Achievement Award to honor individuals who have made exceptional contributions to choral singing and its culture within New England.
Choral Arts New England newsletter goes online
Choral Arts New England has published a newsletter since its inception in 1985. Now that journal has added an online edition, available at
The online publication is for news, announcements, and discussion of matters of interest to choruses and choral singers throughout New England. Look there for accounts of special choral events such as performances, workshops, classes, or community activities, and for stories about people and institutions in the New England choral community. We hope to soon add online discussion groups so people can share experiences and ideas.
There is an "announcements" section for posting such items as concert notices (see also our online choral calendar), auditions for new singers or soloists (see also our chorus directory), and other events, such as fundraising activities, special talks or seminars.
The site is still under development, and we look forward to rapidly making improvements in ease of use, but we hope you will take advantage of it right now. We welcome your ideas, announcements, and other contributions; send them to email@example.com
Commissions supported by Choral Arts New EnglandA new list has been compiled of commissions supported by Choral Arts New England grants. The list may be found at:
2012 Awards Ceremony held in Boston
Grant awards presented to 11 New England choruses;
Choral Arts New England held its 28th annual Awards Ceremony on October 14, 2012, at the College Club of Boston, 44 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, Mass. Eleven New England choruses received grants totaling $15,000 and Sonja Dahlgren Pryor, Music Director for over 50 years of Chorus North Shore in in Rockport, Massachusetts, received the Alfred Nash Patterson Lifetime Achievement Award.
The Lifetime Achievement Award is presented annually by Choral Arts New England to individuals who have made exceptional contributions to choral singing and its culture within New England. Previous recipients are John Oliver, Jameson Marvin, Richard Coffey, David Hoose, Craig Smith, Robert de Cormier, Donald Teeters, Alice Parker, John Bavicchi, Roberta Humez, Mary Whitney Rowe, Blanche Moyse, George Kent, Allen Lannom, Florence Dunn, Daniel Pinkham, Lorna Cooke DeVaron, and Elliot Forbes.
This year's Alfred Nash Patterson Grant recipients are from five New England states: four from Massachusetts, three from Vermont, two from Connecticut, and one each from New Hampshire and Maine.
The 2012 recipients of Alfred Nash Patterson Grants are: