Below is a preview of the articles you will find in the latest issue of ChorTeach, available to ACDA members online at acda.org/chorteach.
“The Role Music Plays in Racial Identity—One Conductor’s View” by Adan Alejandro Fernandez
The author of this article candidly shares his experience as a Latin music student and offers thoughts on racial identity in the choral music classroom.
“Choral Repertoire for Mixed Choir Every Conductor Should be Aware of—with One Men’s Part” by Kevin Smith
Do you have an ensemble with a limited number of men or an imbalance between men and women? The author of this article discusses his favorite repertoire for mixed choir with one male part. The link to download a full list of repertoire is included.
“Score Preparation for Sacred Choral Music of the Renaissance” by Stefanie L. Cash
Preparing choirs for the performance of Renaissance choral music can be challenging. In this article, the author provides guidelines to assist in the preparation of sacred Renaissance choral music.
“Percussion for Choral Conductors” by Dustin Woodard
Percussion can sometimes be difficult to understand. The author of this article discusses topics including: stick and mallet choices, how to talk to percussionists, and tips on leading percussionists in the context of a choral rehearsal.