In this interview, I get a chance to sit down with another choral blogger and content creator, Adam Paltrowitz, who is breaking new ground in the world of “self-selected” ensembles. This episode with make you think about the emphasis you choose to place on the choral “elite” at your school.
“Baseball is like church. Many attend, few understand.” Leo Durocher In the event you’ve been living under a rock, we here in Chicago are having a better than usual year, baseball-wise, and are pretty proud of it. I happen to (usually) cheer for Our Town’s other team but this year
Going Beyond Words w/ Stan Schmidt Show 3122: Choral Concert Live Going Beyond Words presents another broadcast in its series called Choral Concert Live. Featured this week are two high school choirs whose programs were presented at the ACDA North Central Division Conference in Sioux Falls, SD, February 2016. Featured on
In October 2015, the Choral Journal featured an article on the life and works of four female Canadian composers: Kathleen Allen, Sarah Quartel, Stephanie Martin, and Ramona Luengen. The choral culture of Canada is vibrant and diverse, and readers will appreciate the opportunity to read about the life and works
“Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.” Albert Camus Polly* and Paul* met when both were hired separately as section leaders for a famous chorus. (I won’t give a location, vague or otherwise, but can tell you it has been in existence for over a century.)
Show 2248 Listen – Hear… Going Beyond Words On ACDA Radio Theme: Choral Music That Comes In Sets This week on ACDA Radio and Going Beyond Words, host Stan Schmidt takes you on an hour exploration of choral music that comes in sets. There’s music by Benjamin Britten, Wilhelm Stenhammer, David Conte, and
The current issue of Choral Journal features an article on composer Kirke Mechem, who turned 91 earlier this year. Mechem has been called the “dean of American choral composers” and is still an active composer, adding to his impressive catalogue of over 250 works. This article provides readers with a
Betsy Cook Weber pops in to talk about being present as a choral director and planning for her upcoming ACDA National Conference performance. LISTEN HERE!
“You cannot create experience. You must undergo it.” Albert Camus Last week I wrote about one of my favorite YCMs (Young Church Musician). This week I’d like to introduce you to one of my favorite Older Church Musicians…maybe Experienced Church Musician is a better way of describing him! Martin*
Going Beyond Words w/ Stan Schmidt Show 2247 – Missa in Labore Requies This week on ACDA Radio, host Stan Schmidt takes you to the Muri Abbey in Switzerland as we explore echoes of the Gabrieli brothers through the Missa in Labore Requies by Baroque composer Georg Muffat. Written in 1690, this piece