by Stuart Hunt The Concise Oxford Dictionary defines music as “the art of combining vocal or instrumental sounds (or both) to produce beauty of form, harmony, and expression of emotion.“1 To that is often added, something like the following: Sounds and silences organized in time. A pattern of regular or irregular pulses, some stronger some […]
By Stuart Hunt, with additional comments by Geoffrey Boers The landscape is looking as if we may again be meeting in person in the autumn. While tentative, this may be a rare opportunity to reset and, hopefully, to celebrate. There are many details and technical solutions to solve before we all feel comfortable and safe, […]
By Stuart Hunt Why your students will love you for raising the bar I struggle writing this. My passion for building musicianship drove me to create a business whose sole focus is to address literacy in the three parts of sight-reading: counting interval recognition part-singing For me it is both imperative for our students who […]
The August 2019 issue of Choral Journal is now available online! This issue was a focus on sacred music and features an article written by Rachel Carlson titled “Sight-Reading Insights from Professional Choral Singing: How They Learned and Implications for the Choral Classroom.” Below is an excerpt of the article, and you can read it in its entirety […]
Your weakest sight-singers may be keeping a “secret” from you. Once we become detectives and uncover their “secret”, they will have the ability to become great sight-singers. Find out: The “Secret” Your Weakest Sight-Singers May Be Hiding
Do your students FEAR Sight-Singing? Have you tried to make it fun, but it just isn’t working? Is sight-singing a drain on your students, your rehearsal, and your prep time? If so, I have some suggestions! Here is my latest blog post! 8 Keys to Turn Sight-Singing Fear into Fun!