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Conrad von Zabern’s De modo bene cantandi and Early Choral Pedagogy by Sion M. Honea
This is a study based on the first complete English translation of Conrad von Zabern’s De modo bene cantandi on choral and vocal pedagogy. Written in 1473, this treatise is not only still relevant for choral performance today, it also provides insight into historical performance. Von Zabern’s experience as a pedagogue also makes much of his treatise valuable for ensemble management and leadership.
A Master of Styles: The Choral Music of William Bolcom by Vaughn Roste
This is an overview of the choral music of William Bolcom. Bolcom has composed in all genres, and he is the recipient of the 1988 Pulitzer Prize for Music. This is the fi rst article published on this composer in Choral Journal and focuses on Bolcom’s twenty-two choral works.
Repertoire at ACDA National Conferences: 1960-2017 by Robert J. Ward and Leila Heil
Authors Robert Ward and Leila Heil have researched and categorized the repertoire performed at every national ACDA conference from 1960 through the most recent 2017 event in Minneapolis, organizing the nearly 4,000 works into a table that shows the frequency and percentages of literature performed by decade, time period, and genre.
The Choral Process: Enhancing the Success of Students with Disabilities within the Choral Structure by Emily Guthe
The Choral Journal is sharing a reprint of an article that was originally published in the Iowa Choral Directors Association’s publication, Sounding Board, on enhancing the success of students with disabilities.
Life after Retirement: Not Retirement, but Redirection! by Linda Lovaas
This article is part on an ongoing column series written by and for retired choral conductors. See the August 2015 issue for the first installment of this series. If you are a retired ACDA member and would like to contribute to this column, please get in touch with me at .
Step by Step: Collegiate Choral Auditions by Frank F. Eychaner
Choral auditions are an extremely valuable tool that can lay the foundation for an future success an ensemble may experience. The author of this article shares his own audition form that he uses primarily for collegiate choral auditions and discusses various aspects of conducting a useful and smooth audition process.