ChorTeach is ACDA’s quarterly publication for choral conductors and teachers at all levels. It is published online, and each issue contains four practical articles. If you are not already a member of ACDA, you can join as an Associate for $45 per year and receive access to ChorTeach and the Choral Journal online.
Last year I created an annotated ChorTeach index (found here) with seventeen categories for classification. The articles found in the “Recruiting” category are below. To find any of these articles, click here and use the dropdown menu.
“Male Chorus: Recruit, Maintain, and Develop” by Mark Cotter; Vol 3. Issue 3, Spring 2011
The author of this article shares ideas and activities for working with male singers, specifically at the high school level.
“Mission Impossible? or How Best to Recruit and Retain Junior High Male Chorus Members” by Suzanne Callahan; Vol 8. Issue 2, Winter 2016
This article offers tips and tricks the author has used for successful recruiting and retaining of junior high male chorus members.
“Recruiting Boys into Choirs—Techniques that Work” by Jonathan Krinke; Vol 6. Issue 4, Summer 2014
This article focuses on four target groups—MS boys, HS boys currently in choir, HS boys not currently in choir, and HS boys who have sung in the past but are not now singing—and provides practical recruiting suggestions and encouragement for growing the number of males in your middle school and high school choirs.
“Recruiting Singers With No Feeder Program? Yes, You Can” by Dana Alexander; Vol 3. Issue 4, Summer 2011
The author of this article shares ideas for recruiting at the high school level even though there are no “feeder” schools.
“Recruiting, Training, and Mentoring Choral Music Educators to Make a Difference: An Interview with Anton Armstrong and Lynn Brinckmeyer” by Kirk Aamot; Vol 7. Issue 1, Fall 2014
In this article, Anton Armstrong and Lynn Brinckmeyer discuss what they have learned through many years teaching and training singers of all ages.
Find these (and more!) ChorTeach articles here.