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Scott Tucker, Artistic Director

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I moved to Washington, D.C. in September 2012 when I began my tenure as Choral Arts' second Artistic Director. I continue to be in awe of the city's skyline: the Washington Monument, the Lincoln and Jefferson Memorials, the U.S. Capitol, the Kennedy Center. All of these structures are timeline representatives of what Abraham Lincoln called "the better angels of our nature." They are granite and marble expressions of our common humanity. Music, choral music in particular, communicates this truth in sound.

Our art form is rich with music that spans centuries and offers fresh creations from today's artists. We sing music across cultures, uniting us if only for a few moments. Choral music moves us: literally! It inspires us to tap our toes, clap, or hum. Choral music inspires connections: to ourselves, to each other, to the artists, and perhaps to a higher power. To me, choral music is about expressing community: It's about community engagement and community interconnectivity.

As an audience member, you are critical to the performance. When you actively listen to music, you are, in fact, making music with us. You are bringing it to life. You are making it happen. 

Because of its long history and because of who Founder and Artistic Director Norman Scribner was, Choral Arts has a strong feeling of family, which captures that sense of community interconnectivity in a very special way.

It is my pleasure to invite you to engage with Choral Arts. There are so many ways: Audition for the Choral Arts Chorus. Join Choral Arts Young Patrons. Enjoy a post-conference reception or the annual Holiday Gala and Concert, and by all means, join us for a concert: Listen with your mind and heart, and experience Choral Arts.

Get to Know Scott Tucker:
Interviews with WETA
May 29, 2015 - Choral Arts in China
April 12, 2015 - Scott Tucker on The Bells
June 6, 2014 - Made in America Concert
November 5, 2013 - Verdi Requiem

Scott Tucker on Auditions:  Part 1 and Part 2

"From Cornell to Choral Arts" by Patrick McCoy, Washington Life (April 2013)