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Items by Michael Monsen

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Comment: Re: Choir sound in the gym.
Since there is no auditorium currently in my district (and hasn't been for the last 9 years - since I got here) nearly every choir concert has been held in the HS gymnasium (we do Jazz night and pop night in the cafeteria).  I use risers and a shell and 2 condenser mics, with speakers on either sid...
Comment: Re: Solo/enemble pieces for a 12-16 member high school select ensemble
Have to agree with Jennifer.  A bit more info would help - however... "April is in my Mistress' Face" Morely "Weep, O Mine Eyes" John Bennett "If Ye Love Me"  Tallis   All found on CPDL.org -  several arrangements of each.  My students have had quite a bit of success with these in particu...
Comment: Re: HS Choir team-building and get acquainted activities
Check out Teampedia.net   Under the 'collaboration' section are games called "Silent Opera" (my favorite) and "Go!"   Really gets the kids thinking about communication - totally can tie in with what we do.    
Comment: Re: What is the most perfect piece of choral music ever composed? Opinions, please.
"Beati Quorum Via" - C.V. Stanford
Comment: Re: Eric Whitacre Suggestions?
I'd HIGHLY suggest "Seal Lullabye."  Gorgeous, accessible...my kids and I love it. Mike Monsen Selah, WA
Comment: Re: Major work for High School?
If you've got capable soloists (sounds like you do) the Schubert Mass in G is wonderful.  I know the Walla Walla, Wa High School performed the entire thing a couple years ago.  I've only done the "Kyrie" with my large group.  Not having an orchestra is a bit of a bummer, but the piano reduction s...