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Oct-05-17 12:00 AM Click Fraud Detection: You Don't Need It If You Want to Lag Behind How would you react if I told you that 20% of your marketing budget is flushed down the toilet because of fraudulent clicks? This is the number defined by e-commerce marketing experts today, and this number is a bit threatening unless you are able to protect your website with TEA Software. Unfortunately, many experts claim that the number is even bigger, and that 20% is just a humble number. According to Bloomberg, click fraud is what makes the Internet rotten. Can you believe this? How would you react if I told you that in some cases click fraud rate can reach 60% if networks of bots or click farms are involved. In other words, click fraud can eat all your budget in one day if you ignore click fraud monitoring software installation. At the same time, marketing specialists agree that PPC is one of the most effective methods of online business promotion which brings targeted traffic to the site. PPC can rise conversion really fast. More than that, PPC improves the visibility of the website in the SERP, which ultimately contributes to the growth of the conversion. Today, absolutely all business use Google AdWords services to run PPC campaigns.You can't ignore PPC as well that is why you need to think about click fraud detection with the help of click fraud monitoring software. Why You Need Click Fraud Monitoring Software Today Unfortunately, modern advertisers are in no way immune to click fraud performed by competitors who can sink their websites in several days.Click fraud is becoming one of the most serious problems for Internet marketers today. And you, if you have a website, is not the exception, I am sure of that. But you need to understand that the danger of click fraud is not about false clicks only, it is also about false data on ad impressions which causes even greater financial damage to the advertiser. That is why it is so important to understand what exactly click fraud is. In a nutshell, this is a method of unfair competition in which competitors commit a number of fraudulent clicks on ads. The main purpose is to exhaust the advertising budget of competitors, whose ads win more profitable positions in google search . By developing special click fraud programs, or by hiring people to perform "manual clicking," competing companies aim to drain the advertiser's daily budget even before the ad is shown to potential customers. Keep an Eye on Competitors If you suspect that your competitors use black hats methods, you should make click fraud detection a routine. If you don't have enough time for that, you should rely on click fraud monitoring software. Ideally, PPC presupposes paying for organic clicks, but unfair competitors have learned to use bot networks to gather information about competitors' campaigns. After that, based on the data received, hackers can start a click fraud attack designed to significantly increase the costs of an advertiser who suspect nothing and neglects click fraud detection. detect click fraud As a result, the company which invested in advertising, sees that the number of referrals in the ads in the ads on the site has increased dramatically, but the expected peak of conversions and does not happen. Unfortunately, it is impossible to eradicate the problem today completely. However, with several simple pieces of advice, you can minimize losses from click fraud. click fraud So, Where Do We Start with Click Fraud Detection?
  • It is important to select your keywords carefully every time you launch a PPC campaign. Selecting different keywords with each new launch of the advertising campaign is as important as click fraud detection itself. If the advertiser's goal is to get the maximum from the campaign, it makes sense to place a bet only on the most relevant keywords that reflect the specifics of the business and the target audience.
  • Using highly competitive keywords allows you to generate more traffic to the site and get real clicks. However, you should also check the statistics or use click fraud monitoring software to make sure your clicks are not made by bots. Besides, when creating a context advertising campaign, it makes sense to use a tool such as Google Keyword Planner.
  • Do not neglect tracking users behavior. There is a rule: the identification of click fraud is the first step to minimizing the potential loss of the advertiser. If a business owner wants to identify fraudulent clicks, he should develop the habit of keeping track of statistics for all ongoing PPC campaigns. In case of a sharp increase in clicks, these data will help to recognize click fraud and install click fraud monitoring software in time.
  • Google AdWords customers can start each time by checking the Dimensions tab. Here you can get all the key information about the frequency of ad impressions, coverage and degree of penetration of advertising among the target audience. Such measurements will make it possible to reveal the channels of the majority of clicks. For example, in the report, you can see information about the IP address and browsers of users. On the basis of these data, we can conclude whether the resource has become a victim of click fraud. Subsequently, the business owner can enter all unwanted IP-addresses in the blacklist.
  • Alternatively, you can try to match the number of clicks on ads with the daily bounce rate. This method is no less effective for detecting invalid clicks.
  • It is important to establish fixed budgets for each advertising campaign. After the list of keywords for the company is fully formed, you can develop a clear strategy for setting bids and fixing the advertising budget for it. If a business owner comes to a new topic for himself, he will have to spend some time, as well as resources to study the specifics, before getting the long-awaited clicks on the ad. Typically, the number of clicks in this situation will depend entirely on the effectiveness of the keywords selection.
  • Another good solution, which minimizes the risk of click fraud attack is setting the highest possible CPC bids. Such an approach will prevent sudden overrun of the budget. It also makes sense to set the maximum daily budgets for advertising when paying for a click. This approach will not allow the advertiser to exceed the acceptable daily limits.
  • But nothing is as effective for you as installing click fraud monitoring software. It will spare you of all the difficulties and of all the manual work. More than that, software will deal with click fraud faster and much more efficiently. The thing is bots are basically a script or a program, and in order to neutralize this threat you need another script or a program. Only software is capable of analyzing behavior patterns of website users. Everything users do is detected: the way they move a mouse, the way they watch video ads and other actions. All the bots are spotted easily and blocked for good automatically. You see, software does the work you can do much faster and much thoroughly.
With this tips click fraud detection won't seem as exhausting for you as before. Now you have a dozen of options and you can deal with it effortlessly.
Dec-01-17 12:00 AM Middles or Majors - Age 11 Spring 2018
Jan-19-18 12:00 AM Create Birthday Cards for the Elderly Sponsored by: DOROT
Minimum age: 2
DOROT’s greeting card project helps bring joy and celebration to some of our frailest and most isolated seniors. Each month, DOROT mails over 250 birthday cards to seniors. Every card is designed and created by you, our volunteers. Often, this card is the only recognition a senior receives on his . . .
Jan-19-18 12:00 AM Blog Contributor Sponsored by: Innovative Theatre Foundation
Minimum age: 19
We are looking for individuals with a knowledge of theatre (knowledge of Independent/Off-Off-Broadway Theatre a plus) who love to write/communicate to contribute to our blog. This would mean working with us to brainstorm post ideas, writing at least one blog post relating to theatre, sourcing images . . .
Jan-19-18 12:00 AM Blog Curator Sponsored by: Innovative Theatre Foundation
Minimum age: 19
We are looking for an organized individual(s) with a knowledge of theatre (knowledge of Independent/Off-Off-Broadway Theatre a plus) to curate our blog. This would mean working with us to brainstorm themes and post ideas, help source blog contributors, edit posts, and sometimes write posts yourself . . . . . .
Jan-19-18 12:00 AM National Chorale’s 50th Anniversary Online Auction National Chorale's 50th Anniversary Online Auction is live now through April 12, 2018, with new items added weekly! Bidding is now open at www.nationalchorale50thanniversary.org. Some highlights from the auction include: Private Lodge for one week in the Poconos (sleeps up to 14) 1914 Adirondack style house with six bedrooms and a sleeping porch that sleeps 14 on the three mile long Pocono Lake located in a private community. Accommodations include week long stay between Labor Day and June 15, and use of private boat located on private dock. Children and pets welcome. Value $3,000 Six ON STAGE Tickets to Handel's Messiah Sing-In on December 15, 2017 This is a once-in-a -lifetime "bucket list" experience! You and five lucky friends will get Stage Seating at National Chorale's 50th Annual Handel's Messiah Sing-In David Geffen Hall Lincoln Center as you attend the National Chorale's Holiday Season event on Friday, December 15, 2017 at 7:30 pm. These tickets will provide seating for you and 5 of your guests ON STAGE at Lincoln Center to sing in a chorus of almost 3,000 voices. Sit with Sing-In conductors and professional singers to celebrate the Chorale's 50th Anniversary and celebrate choral music! Value $1,200 Cooperstown Weekend Excursion Lovely Cooperstown, NY is best known as the home of the Baseball Hall of Fame, and it is also the home of the Glimmerglass Opera Company. The donors write: "Be our guests for an amazing weekend in the Mohawk Valley. We will provide accommodations for four (one double and two single beds) in our Victorian home in historic Richfield Springs, New York. Package includes four tickets to any Glimmerglass Festival production on the weekends of 7/7,14, or 28, as well as free admission to the Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in Cooperstown, NY." Alternatively, for devoted baseball junkies, the house is available for the Hall of Fame Induction Weekend, but you'll miss the Festival. Value: $1,500-2,000 Four VIP Tickets to "Good Morning America" Four lucky individuals will have the opportunity for special seating in the studio audience for ABC's "Good Morning America". The VIP tickets include a behind-the-scenes look into the production of the show. You pick the date and reserve your seats. Value: Priceless Among many other possibilities! The National Chorale is devoted to inspiring diverse audiences through education and performance and increasing awareness of music's power to engage and inform through artistic expression. Celebrate excellence in music education and performance by supporting the Chorale. For further information about National Chorale or on any of the lots, please email music@nationalchorale.org. NATIONAL CHORALE'S 2017-2018 SEASON CONTINUES WITH: December 15, 2017 Handel's Messiah Sing-In March 16, 2018 Angela Rice - Thy Will Be Done, An Easter Oratorio New York Premiere featuring tenor Gregory Turay April 13, 2018 Beethoven's Symphony #9 and Ralph Vaughan Williams - Serenade to Music ABOUT THE NATIONAL CHORALE The National Chorale, New York's premier professional choral company, is celebrating its 50thLincoln Center Season at David Geffen Hall, previously Avery Fisher Hall, with its continuing series of choral orchestral masterworks and 20th century American Classics. Founded in 1967, the National Chorale is the only professional choral company in the United States to have established and maintained an annual subscription season in the major New York City concert halls - 50 seasons in David Geffen Hall, with additional concerts at Carnegie Hall. It presents a broad repertory of choral-orchestral works; seldom-performed works from many stylistic periods; opera-in-concert; American music theatre; and contemporary works, including commissions by the Chorale for its Lincoln Center Season. In addition to its David Geffen Hall series, the Chorale has toured nationally; presented 19 summer seasons of New York Festival of American Music Theater concerts in Lincoln Center's Damrosch Park and parks throughout the New York area; concert tours of New York State and New York City; vocal-instrumental chamber music series, and Concerts for Young People. The National Chorale is a leader in the development of choral singing in the New York City area. The New York Times calls the National Chorale "one of the most firmly established professional choral groups in the country." For 50 years, the Chorale has also presented vocal music education programs for NYC public schools, developing singing participation and future audiences for choral and vocal music. National Chorale's contracts with the NYC Department of Education provide year-long artist-in-residence programs for elementary, middle and high schools throughout the city. The Chorale regularly tours New York area schools, presenting concerts and choral workshops; and will present the popular 25th annual New York City High School Choral Festival, the 8th annual Elementary School Choral Festival and 5th annual Middle School Choral Festival in April and May 2018, with 36 participating high school, elementary and middle school choirs and more than 2,700 student singers from all five Boroughs of the City. The Chorale also has a major Partnership with the NYC Professional Performing Arts High School in Manhattan, now in its 8th year, where a team of Chorale artist/teachers lead and develop the PPAS Vocal/Choral Program daily throughout the school year. The PPAS Choir will perform at Lincoln Center at each National Chorale performance during the 2017-2018 Season. Everett McCorvey is in his fourth season as the Artistic Director of the National Chorale. Vocal Excellence is a hallmark of Dr. McCorvey's work with professional choirs and with professional singers in concerts, masterclasses and workshops throughout the world. Over a span of over 35 years, Dr. McCorvey has engaged choirs and audiences on 4 continents in moving and dynamic experiences with his unique and committed interpretation of choral music of all genres. Dr. McCorvey is also the founder and Music Director of the American Spiritual Ensemble, a group of 24 professional singers performing spirituals and other compositions of African-American composers. He is a frequent advisory panelist and on-site reviewer for the National Endowment for the Arts in Washington, D.C. and he has served on the Boards of the National Assembly of State Arts Agencies, National Opera Association and the Kentucky Arts Council. Dr. McCorvey has recently been invited to serve as a jurist on the Opera For All Voices initiative established by San Francisco Opera and Santa Fe Opera. The panel will review new operatic works for the industry with the goal of bringing new audiences to opera. On working with the National Chorale, Dr. McCorvey said "Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of great choral singing with the National Chorale is indeed an honor and a privilege. It is my fervent hope that we can continue to sing, share and experience the goodness of humanity through music and learn of each other better through sharing in the arts."
Jan-19-18 12:00 AM National Chorale’s 50th Anniversary Online Auction National Chorale's 50th Anniversary Online Auction is live now through April 12, 2018, with new items added weekly! Bidding is now open at www.nationalchorale50thanniversary.org. Some highlights from the auction include: Private Lodge for one week in the Poconos (sleeps up to 14) 1914 Adirondack style house with six bedrooms and a sleeping porch that sleeps 14 on the three mile long Pocono Lake located in a private community. Accommodations include week long stay between Labor Day and June 15, and use of private boat located on private dock. Children and pets welcome. Value $3,000 Six ON STAGE Tickets to Handel's Messiah Sing-In on December 15, 2017 This is a once-in-a -lifetime "bucket list" experience! You and five lucky friends will get Stage Seating at National Chorale's 50th Annual Handel's Messiah Sing-In David Geffen Hall Lincoln Center as you attend the National Chorale's Holiday Season event on Friday, December 15, 2017 at 7:30 pm. These tickets will provide seating for you and 5 of your guests ON STAGE at Lincoln Center to sing in a chorus of almost 3,000 voices. Sit with Sing-In conductors and professional singers to celebrate the Chorale's 50th Anniversary and celebrate choral music! Value $1,200 Cooperstown Weekend Excursion Lovely Cooperstown, NY is best known as the home of the Baseball Hall of Fame, and it is also the home of the Glimmerglass Opera Company. The donors write: "Be our guests for an amazing weekend in the Mohawk Valley. We will provide accommodations for four (one double and two single beds) in our Victorian home in historic Richfield Springs, New York. Package includes four tickets to any Glimmerglass Festival production on the weekends of 7/7,14, or 28, as well as free admission to the Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in Cooperstown, NY." Alternatively, for devoted baseball junkies, the house is available for the Hall of Fame Induction Weekend, but you'll miss the Festival. Value: $1,500-2,000 Four VIP Tickets to "Good Morning America" Four lucky individuals will have the opportunity for special seating in the studio audience for ABC's "Good Morning America". The VIP tickets include a behind-the-scenes look into the production of the show. You pick the date and reserve your seats. Value: Priceless Among many other possibilities! The National Chorale is devoted to inspiring diverse audiences through education and performance and increasing awareness of music's power to engage and inform through artistic expression. Celebrate excellence in music education and performance by supporting the Chorale. For further information about National Chorale or on any of the lots, please email music@nationalchorale.org. NATIONAL CHORALE'S 2017-2018 SEASON CONTINUES WITH: December 15, 2017 Handel's Messiah Sing-In March 16, 2018 Angela Rice - Thy Will Be Done, An Easter Oratorio New York Premiere featuring tenor Gregory Turay April 13, 2018 Beethoven's Symphony #9 and Ralph Vaughan Williams - Serenade to Music ABOUT THE NATIONAL CHORALE The National Chorale, New York's premier professional choral company, is celebrating its 50thLincoln Center Season at David Geffen Hall, previously Avery Fisher Hall, with its continuing series of choral orchestral masterworks and 20th century American Classics. Founded in 1967, the National Chorale is the only professional choral company in the United States to have established and maintained an annual subscription season in the major New York City concert halls - 50 seasons in David Geffen Hall, with additional concerts at Carnegie Hall. It presents a broad repertory of choral-orchestral works; seldom-performed works from many stylistic periods; opera-in-concert; American music theatre; and contemporary works, including commissions by the Chorale for its Lincoln Center Season. In addition to its David Geffen Hall series, the Chorale has toured nationally; presented 19 summer seasons of New York Festival of American Music Theater concerts in Lincoln Center's Damrosch Park and parks throughout the New York area; concert tours of New York State and New York City; vocal-instrumental chamber music series, and Concerts for Young People. The National Chorale is a leader in the development of choral singing in the New York City area. The New York Times calls the National Chorale "one of the most firmly established professional choral groups in the country." For 50 years, the Chorale has also presented vocal music education programs for NYC public schools, developing singing participation and future audiences for choral and vocal music. National Chorale's contracts with the NYC Department of Education provide year-long artist-in-residence programs for elementary, middle and high schools throughout the city. The Chorale regularly tours New York area schools, presenting concerts and choral workshops; and will present the popular 25th annual New York City High School Choral Festival, the 8th annual Elementary School Choral Festival and 5th annual Middle School Choral Festival in April and May 2018, with 36 participating high school, elementary and middle school choirs and more than 2,700 student singers from all five Boroughs of the City. The Chorale also has a major Partnership with the NYC Professional Performing Arts High School in Manhattan, now in its 8th year, where a team of Chorale artist/teachers lead and develop the PPAS Vocal/Choral Program daily throughout the school year. The PPAS Choir will perform at Lincoln Center at each National Chorale performance during the 2017-2018 Season. Everett McCorvey is in his fourth season as the Artistic Director of the National Chorale. Vocal Excellence is a hallmark of Dr. McCorvey's work with professional choirs and with professional singers in concerts, masterclasses and workshops throughout the world. Over a span of over 35 years, Dr. McCorvey has engaged choirs and audiences on 4 continents in moving and dynamic experiences with his unique and committed interpretation of choral music of all genres. Dr. McCorvey is also the founder and Music Director of the American Spiritual Ensemble, a group of 24 professional singers performing spirituals and other compositions of African-American composers. He is a frequent advisory panelist and on-site reviewer for the National Endowment for the Arts in Washington, D.C. and he has served on the Boards of the National Assembly of State Arts Agencies, National Opera Association and the Kentucky Arts Council. Dr. McCorvey has recently been invited to serve as a jurist on the Opera For All Voices initiative established by San Francisco Opera and Santa Fe Opera. The panel will review new operatic works for the industry with the goal of bringing new audiences to opera. On working with the National Chorale, Dr. McCorvey said "Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of great choral singing with the National Chorale is indeed an honor and a privilege. It is my fervent hope that we can continue to sing, share and experience the goodness of humanity through music and learn of each other better through sharing in the arts."
Jan-19-18 12:00 AM National Chorale’s 50th Anniversary Online Auction National Chorale's 50th Anniversary Online Auction is live now through April 12, 2018, with new items added weekly! Bidding is now open at www.nationalchorale50thanniversary.org. Some highlights from the auction include: Private Lodge for one week in the Poconos (sleeps up to 14) 1914 Adirondack style house with six bedrooms and a sleeping porch that sleeps 14 on the three mile long Pocono Lake located in a private community. Accommodations include week long stay between Labor Day and June 15, and use of private boat located on private dock. Children and pets welcome. Value $3,000 Six ON STAGE Tickets to Handel's Messiah Sing-In on December 15, 2017 This is a once-in-a -lifetime "bucket list" experience! You and five lucky friends will get Stage Seating at National Chorale's 50th Annual Handel's Messiah Sing-In David Geffen Hall Lincoln Center as you attend the National Chorale's Holiday Season event on Friday, December 15, 2017 at 7:30 pm. These tickets will provide seating for you and 5 of your guests ON STAGE at Lincoln Center to sing in a chorus of almost 3,000 voices. Sit with Sing-In conductors and professional singers to celebrate the Chorale's 50th Anniversary and celebrate choral music! Value $1,200 Cooperstown Weekend Excursion Lovely Cooperstown, NY is best known as the home of the Baseball Hall of Fame, and it is also the home of the Glimmerglass Opera Company. The donors write: "Be our guests for an amazing weekend in the Mohawk Valley. We will provide accommodations for four (one double and two single beds) in our Victorian home in historic Richfield Springs, New York. Package includes four tickets to any Glimmerglass Festival production on the weekends of 7/7,14, or 28, as well as free admission to the Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in Cooperstown, NY." Alternatively, for devoted baseball junkies, the house is available for the Hall of Fame Induction Weekend, but you'll miss the Festival. Value: $1,500-2,000 Four VIP Tickets to "Good Morning America" Four lucky individuals will have the opportunity for special seating in the studio audience for ABC's "Good Morning America". The VIP tickets include a behind-the-scenes look into the production of the show. You pick the date and reserve your seats. Value: Priceless Among many other possibilities! The National Chorale is devoted to inspiring diverse audiences through education and performance and increasing awareness of music's power to engage and inform through artistic expression. Celebrate excellence in music education and performance by supporting the Chorale. For further information about National Chorale or on any of the lots, please email music@nationalchorale.org. NATIONAL CHORALE'S 2017-2018 SEASON CONTINUES WITH: December 15, 2017 Handel's Messiah Sing-In March 16, 2018 Angela Rice - Thy Will Be Done, An Easter Oratorio New York Premiere featuring tenor Gregory Turay April 13, 2018 Beethoven's Symphony #9 and Ralph Vaughan Williams - Serenade to Music ABOUT THE NATIONAL CHORALE The National Chorale, New York's premier professional choral company, is celebrating its 50thLincoln Center Season at David Geffen Hall, previously Avery Fisher Hall, with its continuing series of choral orchestral masterworks and 20th century American Classics. Founded in 1967, the National Chorale is the only professional choral company in the United States to have established and maintained an annual subscription season in the major New York City concert halls - 50 seasons in David Geffen Hall, with additional concerts at Carnegie Hall. It presents a broad repertory of choral-orchestral works; seldom-performed works from many stylistic periods; opera-in-concert; American music theatre; and contemporary works, including commissions by the Chorale for its Lincoln Center Season. In addition to its David Geffen Hall series, the Chorale has toured nationally; presented 19 summer seasons of New York Festival of American Music Theater concerts in Lincoln Center's Damrosch Park and parks throughout the New York area; concert tours of New York State and New York City; vocal-instrumental chamber music series, and Concerts for Young People. The National Chorale is a leader in the development of choral singing in the New York City area. The New York Times calls the National Chorale "one of the most firmly established professional choral groups in the country." For 50 years, the Chorale has also presented vocal music education programs for NYC public schools, developing singing participation and future audiences for choral and vocal music. National Chorale's contracts with the NYC Department of Education provide year-long artist-in-residence programs for elementary, middle and high schools throughout the city. The Chorale regularly tours New York area schools, presenting concerts and choral workshops; and will present the popular 25th annual New York City High School Choral Festival, the 8th annual Elementary School Choral Festival and 5th annual Middle School Choral Festival in April and May 2018, with 36 participating high school, elementary and middle school choirs and more than 2,700 student singers from all five Boroughs of the City. The Chorale also has a major Partnership with the NYC Professional Performing Arts High School in Manhattan, now in its 8th year, where a team of Chorale artist/teachers lead and develop the PPAS Vocal/Choral Program daily throughout the school year. The PPAS Choir will perform at Lincoln Center at each National Chorale performance during the 2017-2018 Season. Everett McCorvey is in his fourth season as the Artistic Director of the National Chorale. Vocal Excellence is a hallmark of Dr. McCorvey's work with professional choirs and with professional singers in concerts, masterclasses and workshops throughout the world. Over a span of over 35 years, Dr. McCorvey has engaged choirs and audiences on 4 continents in moving and dynamic experiences with his unique and committed interpretation of choral music of all genres. Dr. McCorvey is also the founder and Music Director of the American Spiritual Ensemble, a group of 24 professional singers performing spirituals and other compositions of African-American composers. He is a frequent advisory panelist and on-site reviewer for the National Endowment for the Arts in Washington, D.C. and he has served on the Boards of the National Assembly of State Arts Agencies, National Opera Association and the Kentucky Arts Council. Dr. McCorvey has recently been invited to serve as a jurist on the Opera For All Voices initiative established by San Francisco Opera and Santa Fe Opera. The panel will review new operatic works for the industry with the goal of bringing new audiences to opera. On working with the National Chorale, Dr. McCorvey said "Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of great choral singing with the National Chorale is indeed an honor and a privilege. It is my fervent hope that we can continue to sing, share and experience the goodness of humanity through music and learn of each other better through sharing in the arts."
Jan-19-18 12:00 AM National Chorale’s 50th Anniversary Online Auction National Chorale's 50th Anniversary Online Auction is live now through April 12, 2018, with new items added weekly! Bidding is now open at www.nationalchorale50thanniversary.org. Some highlights from the auction include: Private Lodge for one week in the Poconos (sleeps up to 14) 1914 Adirondack style house with six bedrooms and a sleeping porch that sleeps 14 on the three mile long Pocono Lake located in a private community. Accommodations include week long stay between Labor Day and June 15, and use of private boat located on private dock. Children and pets welcome. Value $3,000 Six ON STAGE Tickets to Handel's Messiah Sing-In on December 15, 2017 This is a once-in-a -lifetime "bucket list" experience! You and five lucky friends will get Stage Seating at National Chorale's 50th Annual Handel's Messiah Sing-In David Geffen Hall Lincoln Center as you attend the National Chorale's Holiday Season event on Friday, December 15, 2017 at 7:30 pm. These tickets will provide seating for you and 5 of your guests ON STAGE at Lincoln Center to sing in a chorus of almost 3,000 voices. Sit with Sing-In conductors and professional singers to celebrate the Chorale's 50th Anniversary and celebrate choral music! Value $1,200 Cooperstown Weekend Excursion Lovely Cooperstown, NY is best known as the home of the Baseball Hall of Fame, and it is also the home of the Glimmerglass Opera Company. The donors write: "Be our guests for an amazing weekend in the Mohawk Valley. We will provide accommodations for four (one double and two single beds) in our Victorian home in historic Richfield Springs, New York. Package includes four tickets to any Glimmerglass Festival production on the weekends of 7/7,14, or 28, as well as free admission to the Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in Cooperstown, NY." Alternatively, for devoted baseball junkies, the house is available for the Hall of Fame Induction Weekend, but you'll miss the Festival. Value: $1,500-2,000 Four VIP Tickets to "Good Morning America" Four lucky individuals will have the opportunity for special seating in the studio audience for ABC's "Good Morning America". The VIP tickets include a behind-the-scenes look into the production of the show. You pick the date and reserve your seats. Value: Priceless Among many other possibilities! The National Chorale is devoted to inspiring diverse audiences through education and performance and increasing awareness of music's power to engage and inform through artistic expression. Celebrate excellence in music education and performance by supporting the Chorale. For further information about National Chorale or on any of the lots, please email music@nationalchorale.org. NATIONAL CHORALE'S 2017-2018 SEASON CONTINUES WITH: December 15, 2017 Handel's Messiah Sing-In March 16, 2018 Angela Rice - Thy Will Be Done, An Easter Oratorio New York Premiere featuring tenor Gregory Turay April 13, 2018 Beethoven's Symphony #9 and Ralph Vaughan Williams - Serenade to Music ABOUT THE NATIONAL CHORALE The National Chorale, New York's premier professional choral company, is celebrating its 50thLincoln Center Season at David Geffen Hall, previously Avery Fisher Hall, with its continuing series of choral orchestral masterworks and 20th century American Classics. Founded in 1967, the National Chorale is the only professional choral company in the United States to have established and maintained an annual subscription season in the major New York City concert halls - 50 seasons in David Geffen Hall, with additional concerts at Carnegie Hall. It presents a broad repertory of choral-orchestral works; seldom-performed works from many stylistic periods; opera-in-concert; American music theatre; and contemporary works, including commissions by the Chorale for its Lincoln Center Season. In addition to its David Geffen Hall series, the Chorale has toured nationally; presented 19 summer seasons of New York Festival of American Music Theater concerts in Lincoln Center's Damrosch Park and parks throughout the New York area; concert tours of New York State and New York City; vocal-instrumental chamber music series, and Concerts for Young People. The National Chorale is a leader in the development of choral singing in the New York City area. The New York Times calls the National Chorale "one of the most firmly established professional choral groups in the country." For 50 years, the Chorale has also presented vocal music education programs for NYC public schools, developing singing participation and future audiences for choral and vocal music. National Chorale's contracts with the NYC Department of Education provide year-long artist-in-residence programs for elementary, middle and high schools throughout the city. The Chorale regularly tours New York area schools, presenting concerts and choral workshops; and will present the popular 25th annual New York City High School Choral Festival, the 8th annual Elementary School Choral Festival and 5th annual Middle School Choral Festival in April and May 2018, with 36 participating high school, elementary and middle school choirs and more than 2,700 student singers from all five Boroughs of the City. The Chorale also has a major Partnership with the NYC Professional Performing Arts High School in Manhattan, now in its 8th year, where a team of Chorale artist/teachers lead and develop the PPAS Vocal/Choral Program daily throughout the school year. The PPAS Choir will perform at Lincoln Center at each National Chorale performance during the 2017-2018 Season. Everett McCorvey is in his fourth season as the Artistic Director of the National Chorale. Vocal Excellence is a hallmark of Dr. McCorvey's work with professional choirs and with professional singers in concerts, masterclasses and workshops throughout the world. Over a span of over 35 years, Dr. McCorvey has engaged choirs and audiences on 4 continents in moving and dynamic experiences with his unique and committed interpretation of choral music of all genres. Dr. McCorvey is also the founder and Music Director of the American Spiritual Ensemble, a group of 24 professional singers performing spirituals and other compositions of African-American composers. He is a frequent advisory panelist and on-site reviewer for the National Endowment for the Arts in Washington, D.C. and he has served on the Boards of the National Assembly of State Arts Agencies, National Opera Association and the Kentucky Arts Council. Dr. McCorvey has recently been invited to serve as a jurist on the Opera For All Voices initiative established by San Francisco Opera and Santa Fe Opera. The panel will review new operatic works for the industry with the goal of bringing new audiences to opera. On working with the National Chorale, Dr. McCorvey said "Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of great choral singing with the National Chorale is indeed an honor and a privilege. It is my fervent hope that we can continue to sing, share and experience the goodness of humanity through music and learn of each other better through sharing in the arts."
Jan-19-18 12:00 AM TRU VOICES New Plays Reading Series - Submission Deadline: 1/21 Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) is seeking submissions for a New Plays Reading Series in 2018 that will consist of two or three new works presented on consecutive Monday evenings in Manhattan. Application and guidelines are available at https://truonline.org/2018-play-guidelines/. Created to nurture producers as well as writers, TRU VOICES seeks producer-driven projects, and also matches writers with producers. Each reading is followed by a "Dollars and Sense" panel discussion with prominent New York producers, general managers and artistic directors focusing on potential venues, marketing and budgeting of the work. The purpose of the series is to help develop new plays, help producers develop the skills needed to produce new works, and foster the producer-writer relationship for future development beyond the series. According to TRU Literary Manager Cate Cammarata, "The TRU Voices Reading Series has been a recognized path of new play development. I am proud of our success in finding engaging new work and giving writers a crucial stepping-stone to productions in festivals (About Face NYMF 2008, OPA! MITF 2008, Volleygirls NYMF 2013, Appendage in the First Irish Festival 2016), regional theaters (Saint Heaven at Stamford Center for the Performing Arts 2006 and The Village Theater 2008, Hell Hole Honeys Alleyway Theatre 2010, Meester Amerika Garage Theater 2009, The Forgetting Curve Bridge Repertory Theater of Boston 2014, My Life is a Musical Bay Street Theater 2015), and Off-Broadway (The Great American Trailer Park Musical 2005, Taxi to Jannah 2003, Missives 2006, Pied-A-Terre 2007, The Assignment 2017, Echoes of Octavia due 2018). Radio Galaxy from the 2017 TRU Plays Series is currently under option by a commercial producer who was on the industry talkback panel." Theater companies and independent producers are invited to submit new work. TRU will provide the financial and physical resources for a developmental reading. Writers are invited to submit, and are strongly encouraged to find an experienced sponsoring producer for their work (although they may submit without a producer and TRU will try to find one if the show makes it to finals). TRU seeks a diversity of works, commercial as well as experimental or "non-traditional" (e.g. exhibiting non-linear structure, experimental format, unconventional themes, etc.), and shows with multi-racial significance, subject matter and/or cast. Minority playwrights will be given special consideration. Works may be as short as 75 minutes with no maximum length. However, you must be able to present in less than 90 minutes, with no more than 12 actors (doubling is acceptable). For more submission details, visit https://truonline.org/2018-play-guidelines/. Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) is the leading network for developing theater professionals, a twenty-five year old 501c3 nonprofit organization created to help producers produce, emerging theater companies to emerge healthily and all theater professionals to understand and navigate the business of the arts. Membership includes self-producing artists as well as career producers and theater companies. TRU publishes a community email newsletter of services, goods and productions; presents the TRU VOICES Annual New Play Reading Series and Annual New Musicals Reading Series, two new works series in which TRU underwrites developmental readings to nurture new shows as well as new producers for theater; offers a Producer Development & Mentorship Program whose mentors are among the most prominent producers and general managers in New York theater; and also presents Producer Boot Camp workshops to help aspirants develop the business skills they need. TRU serves writers through a Writer-Producer Speed Date, a Practical Playwriting Workshop, How to Write a Musical That Works and a Director-Writer Communications Lab; programs for actors include the Annual Combined Audition plus Resource Nights and "Speed Dating." Programs of Theater Resources Unlimited are supported in part by public funds awarded through the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature; and with support from the Montage Foundation. For more information about TRU membership and programs, visitwww.truonline.orgor call 212 714-7628.