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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 […]
Would the work, Nihilo, be pronounced, “Nee-kee-loh”? by virtue of Mihi, being pronounced, “Mee-kee.” Dean M. Estabrook
Is it overly strict for a voice teacher to disallow altos from singing above top-space C? A fellow voice instructor in my community has a set of “alto belters” (her designation) in the cast of the high school musical for which I am Music Director. She does not allow them to sing D’s or E’s at […]
The American Choral Directors Association is pleased to announce Dr. Terre Johnson’s appointment to the position of ACDA’s National Chair for Music in Worship leadership. ACDA’s structure focuses on specific areas of choral concentration and administration, repertoire, and standards, and Music in Worship is one of these important areas. ACDA’s Executive Committee reviewed a large […]