How many students drop choir before they even get to us? They’re currently singing in middle school, yet they won’t appear in our class the very next year. or They’re currently singing with the other teacher, but they are choosing to drop instead of joining our choir. Fortunately, there are things we can do to get those lost students back […]
Are you stressing about your choir enrollment numbers for next year? Are you constantly recruiting because so many students have chosen not to continue? A successful choral program is built upon the retention and continuation and of it’s members. In order for students to continue, we must figure out how to keep them from DROPPING OUT! Find out […]
Many of us are consumed with recruiting new members into our choral program. We feel like we have to recruit like crazy, especially because we can’t count on our current students continuing next year. If you find yourself going into “Recruitment-Panic” Mode, I have an alternative approach: Don’t Recruit New Members Until You’ve Done This First……..
Being observed can be terrifying. If you are applying for a new choral job, there’s a good chance you will be asked to give a “demo” lesson in front of your future administrators. For those of you who are settled into a job, an observation is probably still likely to shake you up a bit. Here are: 14 Mistakes Choral DirectorsMake […]
Do you need more rehearsal time? Who doesn’t? I can’t give you more minutes with your students but I can offer some tips to gain rehearsal time. Here are: 10 Tips for GainingRehearsal Time
Do you have a Choir Midterm? If you don’t, there’s no need to worry! It’s not too late and we have you covered. This choir midterm will not take up any class time, won’t burden your students in any way, and it will be a clear assessment of how well they are performing in class. Here is: YOUR […]
For more than a decade, my rehearsal approach for the month of January could be simply described as: NO CHORAL MUSIC! Let’s give them a Choral break! What should we do instead? I’m going to share my January approach, the approach I use every year with my high school choirs! Here is: My “NO CHORAL MUSIC in JANUARY” […]
For many of us, the New Year brings about a desire to make sudden changes to our choral program. Before you decide WHAT changes you wish to make, I suggest you read this post to determine if THOSE specific changes are worth your time and effort. Read This BEFORE Making New Year’s Changes
Many of us have resolutions in our personal lives, but do we make them at work? I have 3 New Year’s CHOIR resolutions for 2019 This blog explains my 3 CHOIR resolutions, and WHY I’ve chosen them. Do they resonate with you too? Or will they inspire you to come up with your own?
Why do we go caroling? How can we be most impactful to both our community members and our singers? How can we spread the most spread joy? Here is the blog post: 15 Tips for Caroling with Seasonal Spirit & Maximum Impact