The parent ensemble of our organization, Singers Companye, consists of 50 singers, 42 of whom have professional degrees in music. Thirty-five of our singers are music teachers. The genesis of Singers Companye was the need and desire for well-trained vocal musicians to continue to challenge themselves as performers. Given that nucleus of trained singers/conductors, the Choral Associates Program came into being. The goal was to provide access to a fine choir for area conductors to participate in warm-up and rehearsal techniques, conducting masterclasses, repertoire building, and vocal technique. The associates also share responsibility for the men's and women's ensembles of Singers Companye. Such valuable experience grows to an even greater purpose as those teachers take the experience of Singers Companye back into their respective vocal programs.