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Hi everyone, I will be teaching a college undergraduate music education course called “Keyboard in the Classroom.” There is no previous syllabus for this course, and this course meets once per week for 80 minutes. The students taking this class will have passed their piano proficiency, and can be a mix of vocal and […]
Has anyone used the Hal Leonard book “Choir Director Plan-It” for organizing and planning? Wondering if anyone has tried it and what he/she thought. Thank you.
I have transcribed the Soweto Gospel Choir’s performance of the traditional song,” Senteng Sediba”. Although they are aware and supportive of my project, they are unable to help. The words from their website do not completely line up with the notation as there are a few extra phrases sung in the performance. I’m looking for someone to […]
The music staff in our district are considering performing in a recital with a few friends and family members. I would like to know if anyone else has tried this and if you have any suggestions.
I am trying to find some possible meanings to the text of this song, “The Voice” by Brendan Graham. The Celtic Women sing it, and it’s beautiful. I’m just not exactly sure what to tell my students about the meaning of the words. Anyone out there used this, and what did you tell your students? […]
In a secondary school setting…a student run group wants to scan & pdf an octavo for the other members (20 or so) to learn the music. Is it illegal or are there restrictions for them doing this? Thanks.
Hi all, As one of probably many of you out there who works both as a public school choir director & church choir director… I find the yearly spring children’s musical fast approaching. We have done many of those pre-packaged $8.95 musicals you’ll find on JWpepper…(“Daniel in the Lion’s Den” or “Elijah-God’s Prophet” are a […]
I am a life-long member of choruses and glee clubs — including nearly 32 years with the University Glee Club of New York City (http://www.ugcofnyc.org). In addition, as a professional concert whistler, I am always happy to see new works being created using a whistler, thereby recognizing the legitimacy of our musical art form. I […]
Greetings. I’m about to establish a small a cappella vocal ensemble (mixed), either 12 or 16 voices. I was planning on 16 but now am thinking I might well prefer only 12 voices. I have a few questions for those of you who have worked with small ensembles or else are inherently wise and […]