The August issue of Choral Journal is online and features an article titled “Inside the Choral Classroom: Advice for the First-Year Teacher.” You can read it in its entirety at acda.org/choraljournal. This is part 2 of a 3-part series and addresses the following questions:
Repertoire and Resources: Where can I find quality repertoire for the skill/size/balance of my choir? Where should I start when considering putting together a program?
Voice building: How do I build a strong choral sound in my choirs? What encouragement/advice/practical suggestions can I offer to students who might be struggling?
Organization/Recruitment: How do I stay organized when conducting multiple choirs? How do I maintain/recruit students to the choral program?
Silver Linings and COVID-19: What lessons have you learned from teaching during the pandemic? Is there anything you adapted that you will keep as we move forward? What advice would you give to a new choral teacher navigating social distancing and unfamiliar technology?
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