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Why contribute to Cantate?
— Share your wisdom, experience, and interests with your CCDA colleagues
— It looks great on a résumé or in your professional-development file
— It’s a lot of fun to see your name in print….and it’s not that hard!

What are we looking for?
— Profiles of people or institutions doing interesting, exciting things in the California choral world
— Interviews with California (or California-adjacent/California-related) choral figures
— Practical and how-to articles about musical and organizational techniques
— Research and scholarship in your area of interest
— News and notes on awards, grants, hirings, retirements, premieres, innovations, etc.
— High-quality photos from CCDA or ACDA events or of California choruses
— You tell us! Send us your creative ideas.

Okay, tell me more.
— We’re happy to consider work you’ve already written (but not published), or to receive proposals for articles you’d like to write.
— Students are strongly encouraged to contribute!
— Length may range from a few sentences for a news item to ~2,000 words for an in-depth article.
— If you’re a brilliant writer, great! If your prose needs a little help, don’t worry—that’s what the editors are for.
— If you’re submitting photos, send them digitally in high resolution, and include the names of anyone pictured.
— Deadlines: Aug. 15 for September issue; Nov. 1 for January issue; March 1 for May issue.

Send your submissions, your ideas, or your questions to Eliza Rubenstein, Cantate editor, at or!

Send news items—about hirings, retirements, commissions, awards, premieres, etc.—to your Regional Representative!

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