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. Following is a list of the articles in the Summer 2021 issue!
What My Choral Director Really Taught Me by John Petzet
Choral music educators teach more than just music. The author of this article discusses how through the art of music, conductors are teaching poetry and literature, critical thinking, empathy and understanding, foreign language, and more.
Maintaining Boys’ Interest in Singing by Terry Barham
This article presents suggestions for maintaining boys’ interest in singing, beginning with the conductor’s attitude, resilience, and rehearsal atmosphere.
What’s in a Name? One Ensemble’s Journey Toward a More Inclusive Identity by Dominique Petite
The author of this article shares their story of working with administration and current and past ensemble members to change their ensemble name from “Women’s Ensemble” to “Bella Voce.”
Gestural Techniques that Communicate Beautiful Singing by Derrick Thompson
This article provides a perspective on how a choral conductor communicates beautiful singing.
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