Friday, July 3, 2015

Community Connections in Ottawa: The Ottawa Choral Initiative

Well good morning dear friends,

It has been months that I've been formulating ideas for projects and think it is time they finally came to light.

My biggest project to date is something that has been on my mind for a long time and I can't help but feel inspired to make something of it.

After endlessly researching and chatting with colleagues about the choral community in Ottawa, I realized there are many ways to improve the communal experience in our beautiful Capital.

With over seventy (yes seventy!) Ottawa choirs, both community and semi-professional, it is hard to keep track of concerts, announcements, and even the simplest act of getting to know other fellow choral lovers!

With this in mind, I've decided to begin a project to raise awareness on the choral community in Ottawa and what we can do to make it the best it can be! It is called -

"The Ottawa Choral Initiative" 

The goal of this project is to form a focus group where we would conduct a SWOC analysis (strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, constraints), compile feedback through surveys and interviews and implement that information into a a study/report where we can provide constructive ways to make Ottawa a positive and thriving experience for both beginner and professional singers in choirs.

This initiative is very much in its first stages and I am still in the works of drafting strategies going forward and making this project a "thing".

So, my questions to you are -

What are your general thoughts on the choral community in Ottawa?

Would you be willing to participate in the focus group?

Can you help spread the word about this initiative?

What do you think about the project name? Any other ideas for a title?

Please send me a message either through social media and/or in the comment section below. Also don't forget to share this blog post with other choral lovers that may want to submit their feedback.

Any feedback is GOOD feedback!

And so, I leave you with this:

- Blonde in the Choir