Oklahoma City, OK: A Florida Southern College student, Kara Stacy, has won the American Choral Directors Association’s (ACDA) 2019 Raymond W. Brock Competition for Student Composers for her composition Shall I Compare Thee? “I am so incredibly honored to be presented with this award,” said Stacy. “The poem I used reappeared in my life after […]
ACDA recently named the student chapter at Ithaca College as its 2019 Outstanding Student Chapter. In announcing the award, Dr. David Edmonds, ACDA’s National R&R Chair for Student Activities, stated that Ithaca “continues a strong tradition of musical leadership and innovation and serves as a model of what student chapters can bring to our profession—they […]
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Host Stan Schmidt invites you to hear the U.S. broadcast premiere of Oratorium Nativitatis by Slovenian composer Damijan Močnik. This Going Beyond Words premiere is heard now on ACDA Radio and ChoralNet. Four years ago this talented composer allowed Going Beyond Words to premiere his Passion according to St. John. There are three important CDs to be heard on this broadcast. […]
Featuring the Riverside City College Chamber Singers directed by John Byun & The Atlanta Master Chorale guided by Eric Nelson recorded live at the ACDA National Convention March 2017 in Minneapolis
This week on ACDA Radio and ChoralNet, Going Beyond Words Host, Stan Schmidt invites you to an hour of music that is quiet with texts that can cause you to ponder why the world is so noisy when it dosen’t need to be. Composers represented are Kim André Arnesen, Wolfram Buchenberg, Patrick Hawes, Anthony Maglione […]
This week on Going Beyond Words and ACDA Radio, Host Stan Schmidt invites you to tune up your Banjo, Violin and String Bass and prepare yourselves for a musical treat based on some of this country’s most popular gospel and hymn melodies. “Come Away to the Skies: A High Lonesome Bluegrass Mass” by Wes Ramsey and Dr. Tim Sharp, Executive Director of the ACDA will be the feature work on the program.
Choral Clarity Blog Presents: While I love the concept of online choral publishing companies, self-publishing, and instantly downloadable sheet music, I tend to order choral sheet music from traditional brick and mortar publishing companies 95% of the time. I’m wondering if you are suffering from the same main issue as I am. My Problem with […]
How do we measure success? This, of course, is a lifelong question that stares us in the face every day. This article is far less philosophical, but does perhaps pose a way in which we should change the way we view success in terms of high school choral programs. Find out the 14″Secret” Indicators […]
Choral Clarity Blog Presents: Many of us think of the last day of class as a day of yearbook signing, collecting missing music, and a free period with lots of selfies. Sure, those things might happen during the last day of class, but making the final day meaningful is so important for building tradition within […]