|Comment: Re: SSAA or SSA piece that will WOW audience|
July 10, 2014
|You want WOW you have to do Aglepta by Arne Mellnas:
sung by Vesna: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jQjNH6WqaFg
sung by University of Miami https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AQuIIHOLFu0
Very multicultural, very amazing!
|Community Forum Post: Add your Support Please|
July 9, 2014
|Sheet music plus is asking for our opinion. Editors be sure to comment your support or questions in the community forum. Keeping up a relationship with these guys is good for CCMC and they are offering an excellent service.
|Community Forum Post: FInale Conversion Help Please|
June 24, 2014
|I managed to rescue some old compositions from my grape iMac. They were created in 3.5.2 and Finale 2000. I was able to open and save them as .mus files through Finale Notebook 2007 on a G4 laptop running OS 9 in Classic mode. I can save them as PDFs but how can I convert them to something Fin...|
|Community Forum Post: Epic of Gilgamesh Sung in Ancient Sumerian|
June 19, 2014
|This post is especially for Jaakko Mäntyjärvi, Nick Page and any world music lovers. The composer is Peter Pringle. This guy is really amazing. Check out his YouTube Channel!
Here's another one:
|Community Forum Post: Moderation and Ideas|
June 18, 2014
|As summer hits me in a couple days, I am often away from my computer for days at a time. If you notice you have a blue "Moderate" tab on the colored tabs near the top of any ChoralNet screen and it is blinking, please feel free to click on it and approve any messages for our community. All first ...|
|Community Forum Post: Early Summer Check In|
June 18, 2014
|We have gained some new members since our last check-in so I wanted to give them a chance to share what they have coming up or recently accomplished. If anyone has any performances, commissions, recordings etc. to share with us please do. Links to YouTube or other recordings would be very helpfu...|
|Forum message: Mission Statements for non-profits: What's Yours?|
June 15, 2014
What is your mission statement? A friend recently linked a useful article in the composer's community where I have been seeking assistance. http://www.nonprofithub.org/featured/nonprofit-mission-statements-good-and-bad-examples/
After reading that and the very consice ...|
|Community Forum Post: A Word that Describes a Community|
June 9, 2014
|I need a word or two that describes what is unique about a community gathered for a common purpose, life experience or need. Communities like CCMC, youth incarcerated and living in a prison, those affected by a natural disaster etc.
What is a word that sums up the uniqueness of a community...|
|Comment: Re: Advertizing on Facebook? Video Raises Questions|
June 8, 2014
|The last video burried the lead. You have about 6 seconds to hook a YouTube audience if you want them to watch and share. Your product looks great but the presentation either sounded like the video ads that used to come as previews to a children's video in the 1990's or an infomercial and I doubt y...|
|Community Forum Post: Devaluation of Education Affecting Student Concert Attendance?|
June 3, 2014
|Is anyone else experiencing a huge change in attendance of your singers at school concerts. Attendance by my students and even by my regularly practicing choir members is at an abysmal 33% for the last several events. I have never had this problem before and am worried it is a symptom of a dev...|
|Comment: Re: Children's Choir songs about STARS|
June 3, 2014
|Yes, Greg Bartholomew wrote We Are the Dust of Stars for my school choir last year. It is a fine piece. Singing the two parts is a bit of a stretch for most elementary choirs yet would be an appropriate challenge for high school girls.
|Community Forum Post: Digital Print Profit Comparison|
June 2, 2014
|I just looked through Sheet Music Plus's digital publishing program for composers. They offer 45% of the sale back to the composer. How does that compare to JW Pepper's?
Here's where I was Looking.
|Community Forum Post: Repertoire Post Easter|
May 26, 2014
|Things got a little tight around Easter. We rehearse on Sunday so no rehearsal Easter Day puts us behind. We ended up revisiting some standards of our repertoire. Here's what we did the past two weeks:
Lord of the Universe by Stan Pethel and Julie Myers SATB and Piano http://www.jwpepper.c...|
|Community: CCMC Editors|
May 24, 2014
|A meeting place for the editors of the Composers of Choral Music Community on ChoralNet
|Comment: Re: One Hit Wonders|
May 20, 2014
|Bainton's And I Saw A New Heaven|
|Community Forum Post: Cascadia's Curse, Readers Take Note|
May 19, 2014
One of our members steathily writing under the pen name of J.A.Charnov has just published an ebook for the Kindle. I don't have a Kindle but I bought it anyway and can read it in my browser. Show your support and have a read, it is only $2.99 which is qu...|
|Community Forum Post: "Unfinished Melodies" a CCMC Collaboration|
May 14, 2014
|A CCMC Collaboration has lead to the premier of "Unfinished Melodies" by the Washington Park High School Concert Choir in Racine, WI. Robert Ross, Linda Marcus and I, with help from Ken Matejka wrote a piece in memory of those lost in the Newtown tragedy. I asked my music teaching colleagues if a...|
|Community Forum Post: End of the Year Check-In|
May 3, 2014
|As the concert year comes to a close, what works of yours are getting performed? Any new commissions for next year? Anyone recording your pieces? Any connections made through ChoralNet and the Composition Showcase? Don't be shy, let us know!
|Community Forum Post: ChoralNet Front Page PEEPS® Choir|
April 15, 2014
|Hey, they put a pic of my teaching partner's choir immortalized in PEEPS® on the front page of ChoralNet. I am included standing comfortably outside of the box LOL! Click on it to go to Our Musical Life Inc's blog for more details and pics. You can zoom in there close enough to read the kids' n...|
|Comment: Re: 501h vs 501c3 Which is Better?|
April 8, 2014
Thanks for your knowledge on this topic. Your link led me t other useful info as well. I now get that 501h is not an organization type. I believe our board is simply desiring to have clear limits even though we do not intend to do any political activity. I don't see that it wo...|
|Community Forum Post: 60x60 Project, Rob Voisey and Vox Novus|
April 7, 2014
|I have been working on finding people and projects that might be inerested in or of interest to our community. I found Rob and his 60x60 project and asked him for more info. This guy is an innovator and has a lot to say about promoting new music. His projects could involve our memb...|
|Community Forum Post: CCMC Composers Performed at North Central ACDA Convention|
April 4, 2014
|My teaching partner took off most of the week earlier this month and attended the North Central ACDA Convention. I asked him to bring me the programs. These are the CCMC composers that were performed and who performed their works. I wasn't there but I expect they went well, the...|
|Comment: Re: What Fair Use Is (and Isn't)|
April 4, 2014
|Excellent article. Thanks for putting this on ChoralBlog!
|Community Forum Post: Musical Theater Category on Showcase?|
April 2, 2014
|How many of you have a musical sitting on your hard drive?
I know Wallace De Pue created the first ever Barbershop Opera called "Something Special" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=On_hEils-AY
I know Mike O'Mara has at least one musical.
Anyone else? Do we need a category?
|Forum message: 501h vs 501c3 Which is Better?|
March 30, 2014
|Hey ChoralNet, the non-profit I started is making our final organizational decision before turning in our paperwork. We are deciding between 501c3 and 501h organizatin. We have been advised to go with the later. I am concerned because a grant I was looking at said only 501c3s could apply. ...|
|Community Forum Post: Burned Out! What To Do Now?|
March 30, 2014
|A member of our community and I were discussing the struggles of life and how life can sometimes wear you down and non-musical things can snuff the flame of creativity.
What strategies have worked for you when the desire to create seems to have disappeared?
|Community Forum Post: Repertoire Lent 4 2014|
March 30, 2014
|We sang a well received piece today called Love Lifted Me arr. Joseph Martin. https://www.jwpepper.com/Love-Lifted-Me/3110079.item#.UzhgRCSRI68 It is for SATB, Flute and piano. We are blessed with an excellent flutist. The only thing I don't like is that the flute part is not all in the score, r...|
|Community Forum Post: Who Has Been Talking?|
March 27, 2014
|With the purging of so many ChoralNet users including members of our community, I have gotten a bit obsessed with knowing who is still here and who is missing. I looked through forum posts to see how many friends have been relabled as "Archive User" and found one. At least thos...|
|Picture: Wordle 3-27-14|
March 26, 2014
|Community Forum Post: Tagging on ChoralNet|
March 24, 2014
|If you guys are hanging out on ChoralNet outside of our community and see a post that is appropriate for our community, please click on the tag button at the bottom of the post. I have had increasingly less time to read posts and therefore haven't been tagging anything.
|Community Forum Post: Repertoire Lent 3 2014|
March 23, 2014
|We performed Crystal River SATB and piano by Heather Sorenson and Julie Myers today http://www.jwpepper.com/Crystal-River/10367655.item#.Uy8ZBK1dWSc. It has an opening and ending solo part that we had our three young singers sing. Our one tenor was out and I couldn't sing tenor well today as I h...|
|Community Forum Post: Signing Your Posts|
March 22, 2014
|In light of the recent user purge on ChoralNet I am encouraging members to sign their posts. I know some people feel it is vanity to include your title or website under what you write but I think it helps. It helps me know more about a person, it will help with SEO, it helps provide access to y...|
|Community Forum Post: The Great Purge|
March 22, 2014
|I appreciate all the work that is done for us by ACDA staff members.
Not meaning to complain but I feel the purging of ChoralNet accounts was a big mistake. The Composers of Choral Music (CCMC) dropped 300 users, that's 60% of our users and I do not believe these were mostly phantom, dupli...|
|Community Forum Post: Latin Text Resource|
March 21, 2014
|Are you all familiar with the "Translations and Annotations of Choral Repertoire volume 1: Sacred Latin Texts?" http://www.amazon.com/Translations-Annotations-Choral-Repertoire-Sacred/dp/0962153214
I just listened to a new piece in Latin on the showcase. Being old sc...|
|Community Forum Post: Sunday Repertoire Sharing Lent 2 2014|
March 16, 2014
What a treat today, almost all of our members showed up. We had 6 sopranos! Ah, the little things in life...
We sang The Cross by Craig Courtney SATB and piano. It is an excellent #3 difficulty piece. There are a couple of naked unsupported entrances which I had to convince the accompa...|
|Community Forum Post: Can't Log In to ChoralNet?|
March 16, 2014
|ACDA staff recently did a purge of inactive users. We lost 300 members as a result. Were you deleted by mistake?
Make a new account here: http://www.choralnet.com/new/user or contact the webmastwr here: http://www.choralnet.org/contact/admin to be reinstated. I'm not sure what advantage t...|
|Community Forum Post: The Plan|
March 14, 2014
Thanks for all you three have already contributed to the community. I am finding it harder and harder to meet my deadlines as my family time commitment has increased. One daughter is a senior in high school and two others are now active in martial arts. My free time has gone o...|
|Community Forum Post: Welcome New Editor John Ward|
March 14, 2014
|Please welcome John Ward as our newest official permanent editor. John joins Greg Bartholomew, Ray Braswell and me as the editorial staff. John has been a part of this since the start, creating the interface to the showcase descriptions. He has been working on a new landing page. Check it ou...|
|Community Forum Post: Welcome New Editor Ray Braswell|
March 9, 2014
|Please welcome Ray Braswell as a new permanent editor of the Composers of Choral Music Communtiy. Ray joins Greg Bartholomew and me on the editorial team. He has graciously volunteerred to handle updating the editors notes for the Silver Platter Awards and to keep the SIlver Platter Page current...|
|Community Forum Post: Sunday Repertoire Sharing 3-9-14|
March 9, 2014
|This community was temporarily taken down. It's back but we lost the last several posts. Feel free to re-share what you have performed recently or just continue on from here.
Lutheran Church of the Resurrection in Racine, WI performed an excellent selection today. Hymn of Mercy by Eilee...|
|Community Forum Post: Re: Kate Rusby Arrangements|
March 6, 2014
|I think I received good news from Pure Records regarding arranging Kate Rusby's music. You more experienced composers who have arranged other people's work may need to share some of your insight.
They told me that Kate's music is handled by a rights agency called...|
|Community Forum Post: Late Winter Check In|
March 5, 2014
|What have you written since Christmas? Have you been busy?
Any performances happen you can share about?
Any performances pending?
Time to encourage and inspire by sharing your successes!
Video and audio links are strongly encouraged. New members, feel free to go back as far...|
|Community Forum Post: Finale 2014 Worth The Update?|
March 5, 2014
|I'm thinking about updating to Fianle 2014.
Has anyone taken the plunge?
What do you think?
I'm coming from 2012.
|Community Forum Post: Repertoire 3-2-14|
March 2, 2014
|So what did you sing today? How did it go?
We sang Fill This House With Grace by Joseph Martin for SATB and Piano. http://www.jwpepper.com/Fill-This-House-With-Grace/10310746.item#.UxOly_SwJlw
This was a 2 on the church choir difficulty scale. The harmonies are usually doubled ST and ...|
|Comment: Re: New Paid Choir in Detroit Metro Area|
February 25, 2014
|Congratulations Michael! This sounds like an incredible project. I wish you continued success! Please share a bit of what you created. Is it part of a non-profit, LLC or related to another business?
Our Musical Life Inc.
|Community Forum Post: Repertoire 2-23-14|
February 23, 2014
|What was your repertoire selection this week?
Hi everyone, time to share out what your choir sang this week.
We sang a new favorite. I recently bought Lord of the Universe by Julie Myers and Stan Pethel from Hal Leonard http://www.jwpepper.com/Lord-of-the-Universe/10080733.item#.UwqCI_R...|
|Comment: Re: 25% off custom recording of your new choral compositions from ChoralTracks.com|
February 20, 2014
|Thank-you for your work Matt. Your recordings are a collassal improvement over computer generated recordings! Though I would rather have VocalEssence or the Cascadian Chorale record every piece our composers write, until they come a-knocking, you will do nicely.
|Community Forum Post: Weekly Repertoire |
February 16, 2014
|Every Sunday I think about posting here. It would be valuable to me if members of this, the largest community on ChoralNet would share out the work(s) they just performed or have ready to go in their choir's folders. Share what info you can without spending too much time but the more the better...|
|Forum message: Advertizing on Facebook? Video Raises Questions|
February 11, 2014
|Is your choir advertizing on Facebook for members or performances? A recent YouTube video has me questioning the value. I would be interested in anecdotal success/failure stories. I have not researched this in depth but it is very provocative. The channel is a legit science and research site...|
|Comment: Re: Composition Spotlight: Aurora of the Soul|
February 10, 2014
|Link Problems in article:
The PDF is here: http://choralnet.org/paint/435017/Aurora+of+the+Soul.pdf
The AUDIO is http://choralnet.org/paint/435018/Aurora+of+the+Soul.mp3
I have no idea how these came up as an email!? Sorry for the inconvenience.