Wednesday, September 20, 2023 Building audiences. It is something we all must take time to do. It can be a little scary as we have to look honestly in the mirror and ask, what are we marketing and is it working? The great news, audience building is really a combination of advocating for your […]
by Dr. Jeffery Wall During our monthly Advocacy and Collaboration Committee meetings we always talk about unique collaborations or transfers we hear or see from our colleagues as a way to spark ideas or celebrate what folks are doing. What’s a transfer? According to the recent book by Jessica Nápoles and Rebecca B. MacLeod, […]
By: Emily Crowe Sobotko What does it mean when we say, “Let’s be each other’s audiences?” To put it simply, it means that you show up for others and they show up for you. By building up our community, especially through collaboration and advocacy, we broaden our perspectives and ultimately learn from and celebrate others […]
Rock around the clock… Ain’t nothin’ but a hound dog… Lollipop, lollipop… Crawfish pie, filé gumbo—just a few of the iconic lyrics of the 1940s and 50s, a Golden Age of music! While we all weren’t coming of age during that time period, we all have experienced our own “Golden Decade” or two in our […]
The Music Department is an alternate universe where pupils are often unrecognizable from who they are outside of it. The shy become confident. The agitated become calm. The lonely become included. The quiet become heard. And the lost become found. Music reveals the real child. Vaughan Fleischfresser You probably recognize this colleague just by looking at him […]
As we put the pandemic further and further in our rearview, many of us are confronted with new realities related to how, when and WHY we need to advocate for our programs, our profession and our art form. For example, I have found myself needing to have more conversations with school board members, administrators, parents and even colleagues about the value of a robust and rigorous music education. In this posting, I am going to direct you to TWO recent Choralosophy conversations which approach the topic of Advocacy.