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The last ChoralNet board meeting had a historic feeling to it. At least, it did for me. I’ve only served on the board for a few years, but I have admired the people that started and maintained ChoralNet for many years. A quick recap: ChoralNet started because Jim Feiszli saw an opportunity – […]
(click here for a bigger picture) It snowed in Birmingham yesterday and we all went predictably crazy. Here in the south, we dismiss school at the mere suggestion of snow, not the actuality of it. My school isn’t dismissing class, however. I heard on the radio this morning that there was a run […]
My good friend Don Oglesby visited Birmingham over the Christmas break and told me about this new site on the Masses of Joseph Haydn. It is a promotional website about a new book described this way by the authors:: In the first comprehensive study in almost three-quarters of a century of all Joseph Haydn’s […]
Technology for the choral conductor . . . a great post here about obsolete technologies we should kill in 2010.
My wife got me a Kindle for Christmas. I love it. I can’t tell if it is because I love the technology or because I love reading – I think it is because this particular type of technology is invisible most of the time – I am just reconnecting with my love of reading. […]
The future of choral networking. On Monday December 28 the ChoralNet Board of Directors unanimously approved a motion to dissolve the non-profit corporation ChoralNet, Inc. and merge ChoralNet operations with the American Choral Directors Association effective January 1, 2010. What does this mean for you? It means that the 20,000 or so ACDA members […]
I love this scene – thanks to Martin Banner for reminding me of it and apologies if I’ve already put it up here before!
This news from Washington DC: Washington, widely regarded as the choral capital of the nation, lost two of its large choruses in May. Both the Maryland Chorus, a largely non-student organization of the University of Maryland School of Music, and the Master Chorale, one of the city’s four large symphonic choruses, were compelled to shut […]
Very cool: Bob Chilcott has composed a ringtone for ACDA as we enter our 51st choral year as an Association, and it is FREE to ACDA members and available now for downloading. To DOWNLOAD your free SSAATTBB ACDA Ringtone, simply LOGIN with your membership number, or Renew/Join ACDA. The Ringtone, along with the "ACDA […]