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Hocus Pocus: 12 Tricks for Rehearsal Focus

March 28, 2017 -

Choral Clarity Presents: It’s so easy to allow daily rehearsals to become repetitive and automatic. When we become repetitive, our choir tends to move into automatic pilot; students learn to anticipate exactly what is going to happen and end up focusing less and less. This then leads to decreased retention from rehearsal to rehearsal. Here are 12 Tricks

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A Christmas Carol

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The ACDA Honor Choir made up of the top high school singers from all across the U.S. came together in Washington, D.C. for three days of rehearsals, sightseeing, and a sold-out concert in Old Town Alexandria before departing on a concert tour of Prague, Salzburg, and Vienna. All of the concert venues were at full capacity and people were turned away at both the kick-off concert in Alexandria and at the first concert in Prague! Other highlights include a wonderful exchange with a school just outside of Salzburg, impromptu singing at various sights along the Sound of Music Tour, and a workshop and concert with Insingizi, a trio from Zimbabwe based in Vienna. Post-tour communication with ACDA include reports of strong friendships forged during the tour and plans for choir members to reconnect at upcoming regional conferences.

Standing room only audience at Prague’s gorgeous St. Nicholas Church.

Standing room only audience at Prague’s gorgeous St. Nicholas Church.

Hello from Karlstejn Castle, Prague!

Hello from Karlstejn Castle, Prague!

School exchange in Traunstein, Germany, just over the border in Salzburg.

School exchange in Traunstein, Germany, just over the border in Salzburg.

Last stop Vienna with a workshop and concert in the gothic Minoritenkirche.

Last stop Vienna with a workshop and concert in the gothic Minoritenkirche.


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