ChorTeach is ACDA’s quarterly online publication, designed for those who work with singers of all levels. A full annotated ChorTeach index is available online at acda.org/chorteach. Over 160 articles are organized into seventeen categories. For submission information, to view the index, or to read the latest issue, visit acda.org/chorteach.
Volume 11, issue 1, is a special tenth anniversary issue for fall 2018 that highlights six previously published articles:
Dynamic (and Effective) Teaching with Junior High/Middle School Singers by Karen Sims, Fall, 2010
This article contains a list of tips for effective and dynamic teaching at the junior high/middle school level.
Creating and Sustaining Choral Programs in Today’s Churches by Greg Zielke, Spring, 2010
This article is a “thank you” to those who lead a church choir and an encouragement for those who do not want to consider starting one.
Recruiting Boys into Choirs – Techniques that Work by Jonathan Krinke, Summer, 2014
This article focuses on four target groups—MS boys, HS boys currently in choir, HS boys not currently in choir, and HS boys who have sung in the past but are not now singing—and provides recruiting suggestions and encouragement for recruitment.
Communicating with Parents – Help for Music Teachers by Susan Dill, Winter, 2015
This article includes communication strategies to help choir directors initiate and foster constructive communication with parents.
The Shy Non-Singer — Elementary Teachers Take Note! by Michele Hobizal, Spring 2016
This article shares activities and suggestions for vocal exploration that will turn even the shyest singer into one who auditions for next year’s school musical.
Relationships: Their Power and Importance by Jason Sickel, Fall, 2017
The author of this article, named 2017 Kansas Teacher of the Year, shares advice for how to build strong and lasting relationships with students and colleagues, including tools, ideas, and activities for the classroom.