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Teaching Choral Music AND piano, theory, history, etc.
I teach in a private school with about 375, 9-12 grade students. I teach two periods of choir every day and one group voice class. I also teach group piano, music history, music appreciation and AP music theory. I want to see if anyone else out there has a similar schedule. My friends who teach in the surrounding […]
Voice Training CD’s ?
Greetings all I had one of my HS tenors ask me if there were some good voice training CD’s that he could use while driving in the car and thought I’d ask here for some recommendations. Doing a quick search there are many out there but I’d like to know if there are […]
Professor emeritus inducted into music educators’ hall of fame
Don Collins, professor emeritus of choral music education at the University of Central Arkansas, is basking now in the glow of an award he recently received – induction into the Hall of Fame of the Arkansas Music Educators Association, presented in recognition of his outstanding support and contributions to music education. People who recognize his […]
Mass for male voices : Josquin Desprez and Morales
Thank you for everyone who gave me ideas for liturgical music for male voices ! I still have two questions : I am looking for the Missa Ave Maria by Cr. de Morales and the Missa Mater Patris by Josquin Desprez (I know this was published in 1966 by Schirmer New York, but can’t find it anywhere). Any music lovers […]
how can I help singers sing musically?
I work with a group of talented high school singers. What can I do to help them sing phrases more musically? I’m sure there are ways to do this through movement but I don’t have examples to follow. I welcome advice and suggestions for resources.
Looking for HS chamber choir festival piece…
Repertoire for Festival Anthem with brass, handbells & treble choir
Friends, I am seeking repertoire that might be termed festival hymn anthems for SATB choir with brass, handbells, children’s choir and congregation. Every spring we combine these forces in worship and I’m looking for more rep ideas for full collaboration. If you are a composer, I’m interested in commissioning, as well. Thank you […]
Suggestions for Secular Unison/2 part children’s chorus
I direct a small community chorus which gives yearly concerts. We had a small children’s chorus sing with us last year. I need ideas for music for the youth, ages K-8th grade. Last year they sang “Inch Worm” and sang with the adults on “Jeremiah Was A Bullfrog” which was fun for us all. I […]
cuts in Elijah
I’m under pressure to cut my upcoming performance of Elijah down to c.100mins. Can this be done while retaining the work’s overall balance, musical and narrative integrity? Any suggestions welcome. Thanks.
Choir loft chairs
We are replacing loft chairs. We want wood, with cushioned seats. Sturdiness and longevity are important. Any suggestions? I don’t want to spend the $ for Wenger Symphony chairs. Other ideas?