10 THINGS THAT TAKE O TALENT, BUT WILL GET YOU 100% RESPECT Being on Time Work Ethic Effort Body Language Energy Attitude Passion Being Coachable Doing Extra Being Prepared This is an awesome list floating around the internet! Do you want your students to Be Respectful? I know I do? I want them to respect each other, and […]
There are first-day pitfalls that we may not even realize are waiting for us. If you read this list, you are certain to have a more successful first day, and set up your year for success! Choral Clarity Blog Presents: 11 Things to Avoid Doing at the First Rehearsal
I know that summer time for many of us is a time to relax, rest up, and spend time with family, but….. There are tasks that we must complete prior to starting our school year. Even if we have completed these tasks in the past, it is important to reassess all 12 Summer “Do Nows” each […]
Do you have a Choir Handbook? Is it useful? Who reads it? If you want to know WHY you should have a handbook, and exactly WHAT should be in it, this blog post is for you! Choral Clarity Blog Presents: How to Write An Effective Choir Handbook –Everything you need to know!
Let’s discuss Contemporary A-Cappella as it relates to building a high school choral program. Check out Choral Clarity’s blog post: Is Modern “A-Cappella”Healthy or Harmfulto Building a High SchoolChoral Program?
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