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#54: Friday, September 6, 2019.
“A Pavane for the Nursery” by Steven Sametz.
Text by William Jay Smith.
SSAA, a cappella.
As sit here watching my sleeping son, I am reminded of the beauty and the joy that comes from unconditional love. Sametz’ music and Smith’s text together put that feeling into existence as a song, and I look forward to introducing the piece to my choirs.
“We know that in September, we will wander through the warm winds of summer’s wreckage. We will welcome summer’s ghost.” Henry Rollins Welcome back! I hope you had a wonderful summer and are refreshed and ready to go. I also hope you enjoyed the Choral Potpourri/Choral Ethics repeats here on ChoralNet for the last two […]
ACDA Radio and ChoralNet Radio with host, Stan Schmidt, invites you another edition of one of the longest running choral radio programs in the country. On this broadcast we introduce a new series of recordings featuring the adored creativity of composer/conductor Dr. Dale Warland. You will hear the first of several new recordings called the […]
The newest issue of Choral Journal is available online. Following is a list of the articles you will find in this issue. ACDA members can log in with their username and password to view and download the newest edition. You can also read our electronic version. Below is a preview of the articles you will find in this […]
In this episode we parse our way through a Choral Journal Article from December of 2018 called “What is Written on our Choral Welcome Mats” with the author, Dr. John Perkins of Butler University. In the article, Dr. Perkins seeks to tie the tendency toward valuing a performance standard and competition in choral culture to […]
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On this broadcast of Going Beyond Words and ACDA Radio, host Stan Schmidt invites you to be part of a very special edition. You will hear the oratorio Women of Valor based on important Jewish women of the Old Testament. The composer is Andrea Clearfield. It is scored for two soprano soloists, narrator, and orchestra. […]
The August 2018 issue of Choral Journal one year ago featured an article from Carol Krueger and Jill Wilson titled “Foundations of Music Literacy: Jerome Bruner’s Contributions to Choral Music Education.” Below is an excerpt of the article, and you can read it in its entirety in the August 2018 issue! Go to acda.org/choraljournal and click “Search Archives.” Choose […]
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In this episode Marques and I discuss importance of the music of black composers that do NOT fit into categories of idiomatically black music like Gospel, Jazz and Spirituals. The conversation ranges from the social aspects at play in spreading the word about this music, all the way to what it’s like to be minority […]