Valentine’s Day is a special day for those who are “in love” and can be a miserable day for those who feel all alone. During our choir rehearsal, nobody should feel alone. We can spread love throughout our room and make everyone feel special, while being super-productive. Choir Valentine’s Day! 11 Loving & Creative Ideas for […]
Performance Assessments are necessary in most secondary-level ensembles but these assessments do not need to evoke fear in our singers, nor should they feel punitive in their nature. Here are 8 tips to make your performance assessments rewarding for you and your students: 8 Tips for Giving Performance Assessments in Choir I hope you […]
Our choir is made up of individuals. Do you want a practical and powerful way to reach all of your singers individually, AT ONCE? 12 Reasons To Give Every Choir Member A Solo! Find out this secret, and the 12 reasons why it works.
If you use this midterm as a basis to determine the success of your choir, I guarantee you will get an accurate read on your students’ progress and the potential for future results. The Ultimate Choir Midterm Exam This 9 question exam will take less than 5 minutes and can be done without paper […]
Our students have just come off the high of their winter concert, followed by a well-deserved break. Now they are back to regular seats, marking music, starting all over again and waiting their turn to be attended to. Here are some unique tips and strategies for making January a productive and exciting month for our students. […]
CAUTION: DO NOT HAND OUT CONCERT MUSIC FOR YOUR SPRING PROGRAM. It could be hazardous to your program! I know you may be excited to start on new repertoire, but I urge you to slow down! Read this BEFORE handing out new music! Read this BEFORE handing out new music!
Most of us make New Year’s Resolutions but we make them as choral directors? Last year, I published a blog with my 11 Choral Resolutions for 2017. I have republished my 11 resolutions along with the concluding results. You may find these results surprising. What goals do you have for next year? What do you intend […]
Use the 5 “E”s It can be quite frustrating when we have prepared for months, have a perfect balance, exact riser alignment and then students don’t show up to the concert. Sometimes we are provided with advanced notice and other times we find out the day of, or they just don’t even show up. It’s […]
Don’t let a well-prepared musical program turn into an average concert in the eyes of an audience member. I’ve made my list, will you check it twice? If your concert is coming up next week, this week, or even TONIGHT, these 17 things should be on your RADAR! 17 (Last Minute) Things to Avoid – […]
Choral Clarity Blog Presents: Do you want your singers to maximize their caroling experience? If you do, these 14 tips will be impactful! 14 Tips for Choir Caroling with Seasonal Spirit It’s not what we do….it’s how and why we do it! Make this activity even more meaningful! 14 Tips for Choir Caroling with Seasonal Spirit P.S. If you […]