What is your experience with Perfect Pitch? On Monday morning, I was on the treadmill running, and I came across this article about a child in Atlanta who has perfect pitch. I’ve always believed that perfect pitch was far more rare than some of us believe. Maybe it’s because mine isn’t perfect!
Reaching a global audience, by Deke Sharon Since the beginning of recorded history until the advent of recording, music was local, as sound waves could only travel as far as the breeze would carry them. Recordings and radio waves allowed music to travel through space and time, but recording and
“Gossip is the art of saying nothing in a way that leaves practically nothing unsaid.” Walter Winchell I hate gossip. In fact, I hate it so much when someone is spreading any ugly rumor; I refuse to acknowledge they’ve spoken. This doesn’t mean I don’t listen to gossip; I just
Pro Musica Chroma from Seattle Karen Thomas, Conductor; The University of Louisville Cardinal Singers Dr. Kent Hatteberg, Conductor ACDA National Convention, Dallas, March 2013
CHORAL CLARITY PRESENTS: Don’t even think about recruiting new choir members until you have successfully figured out how to keep the students you currently have. If we were carrying a bucket of water and there was a hole at the bottom, would we continue to add more and more water or would
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
Thinking beyond borders Every family has its lore- the stories that are told and retold at family gatherings. One of my parents’ favorites is how, when asked what I wanted for my 5th birthday, I told my mother in total earnestness that I wanted a passport and an atlas. To
This week, I made a couple of videos to share some ideas about what I’m doing to keep my students motivated as we prepare for our March adjudication. Click here for the rest!
“I never considered a difference of opinion in politics, in religion, in philosophy, as cause for withdrawing from a friend.” Thomas Jefferson In the last two weeks, I have had five people contact me about politics. I don’t mean friends or family or acquaintances sharing Facebook stuff but CHORAL DIRECTORS
Going Beyond Words w/ Stan Schmidt Show 2317 – In Memoriam Weston John Noble This week on Going Beyond Words, and ACDA Radio you should take time to listen to this very Special Edition as we all take time to remember another sustaining member of the ACDA and a true