ChorTeach is ACDA’s quarterly online publication, designed for those who work with singers of all levels but specifically K-12 and community choirs. A full annotated ChorTeach index is available online at acda.org/publications/chorteach. Over 160 articles are organized into seventeen categories. For more information, email or visit acda.org/chorteach. Following is an excerpt from an article in the current Winter 2022 issue compiled by Cheryl McIntyre titled “K-12 Teaching: Resources and Inspiration from Northwestern ACDA Members.”
*This is a selection of content from this article. Read the full list at acda.org/chorteach and choose the Winter 2022 issue. You must be an ACDA member and logged into the website with your username and password.
Center, North Dakota
Online curriculum Quaver Music.
The YouTube channel Musication for playing instruments to interactive videos. https://www.youtube.com/c/musication
Beth’s Notes is a great site that gives access to tons of songs and games that go with them. https://www.bethsnotesplus.com
Musictheory.net is a great platform for teaching theory. It has content lesson and exercises that go along with the lessons. https://www.musictheory.net
I have used flipgrid (especially during online learning times) to have kids turn in playing tests. I even used it for fifth- and sixth-grade band because it is an easy platform. https://info.flipgrid.com
Bismarck, North Dakota
I have used Sight-Reading Factory online and the Alfred “Sing at First Sight” series by Andy Beck, Karen Farnum Surmani, and Brian Lewis.
The Music K-8 Magazine has great unison, 2-part and sometimes 3-part music to sing, recorder music, boomwhacker music, etc. It also has seasonal music! https://www.musick8.com/html/whatsmk8.php
Fargo, North Dakota
Musictechteacher.com – lots of learning games
https://solfeg.io/ – pop music sing-a-long
Hazen, North Dakota
Chrome Music Lab – I usually use Song Maker when I want my fifth and sixth graders to compose without having to worry about using Finale or Sibelius. There are other options that can be used for all age ranges.
Trudy Fraase Wolf
Music and Library
Zeeland, North Dakota
I use “Ready to Read Music” and “60 Music Quizzes” by Jay Althouse. Also by Audrey J. Adair is “Basic Music Theory” and “Reading and Writing Music.” One resource that I use for my subs who might not be musically knowledgeable is “Accent in Composers” by Jay Althouse and Judith O’Reilly. It’s a mini history lesson on a composer complete with a CD of listening selections and a listening chart.