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Challenging, Frustrating, Depressing Encouraging, Disappointing, Intriguing. These are the words I frequently use to describe what it is like teaching high school vocal music during the pandemic. It has become quite evident in the last ten months that The Pre COVID traditional educational model is becoming outdated and may no longer be adequate for post-COVID […]
I received a new webcam from Santa this year (thanks, Santa!). My previous model worked fine but this one tracks my movements so whether I sit, stand, or go to my yoga mat, I can be seen fully by my students. Pretty cool, and certainly less distracting than constantly adjusting tech during rehearsal. But one thing a […]
This is a reminder that ACDA’s annual free summer workshop and festival listing will appear in the April issue of Choral Journal for events taking place May 1 – Sept 1, 2021. Submissions are due by January 15 to . Please format your submission as follows: Date of EventEvent TitleLocation (or if Virtual)1-2 sentence description of the eventContact nameContact email/phone *This is a text […]
#67: 2021: The Year Ahead.
What will 2021 bring? That’s an excellent question. But when the show does go on (and it will!), here are some uplifting repertoire favorites to rely on.
“This will be our reply to violence: to make music more intensely, more beautifully, more devotedly than ever before.” Leonard Bernstein Choral Potpourri/Choral Ethics has been running past December Blogs the last few weeks. This one is perhaps the MOST requested of all our Blogs. This year, it’s message is especially important. MLGA Have you […]
By Nancy Bos, Cate Frazier-Neely, and Joanne Bozeman Millions of women around the world are on the same path, and we no longer need to walk that path alone. Working together gives us a better understanding of the vocal issues women might face and how to minimize them. Singing during the years around menopause can […]
Our consumer culture has a strong tendency to overshadow other human values and reduce every aspect of human life and culture to an economic appraisal. This is as true of music as it is of anything else. I’ve thought about this a lot over the years and discussed it many times with students and colleagues. Recently it […]
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 an excerpt from an article in the current Winter […]
A Look Back at the Big Topics of 2020 2020 is coming to a close and I wanted to thank the readers and listeners here on ChoralNet, the Podcast channels, YouTube, or wherever you engage with Choralosophy content! This year has been year of growth for the show, and it wouldn’t have been possible without […]
“At Christmas play and make good cheer, for Christmas comes but once a year.” Thomas Tusser Today is Christmas Eve. If you had told me how we would be celebrating in 2020 around this time last year, I would have thought you were crazy. No family get-togethers? RIDICULOUS! No caroling or singing in public of […]