I have received a generous PD grant to use as I wish and would like some suggestions. I conduct children’s choruses but have no formal conducting training (my degrees are in voice performance and pedagogy.) Ideally, I’d like a workshop specific to children’s choirs that would allow me to practice
One of my choirs is approaching its 15th anniversary, and I’d like to celebrate the season in a variety of ways. One way we intend to highlight the choir’s history to invite alumni to sing a song with the current members during a concert. I’d love advice as to the
Hello all – would love to hear your favorite SAB songs for developing high school choirs (think mostly 9th and 10th graders with limited choral experience). Okay to add some more advanced pieces as well. But right now I am looking for beginning of the year stuff for my younger
I have a concept in mind… wondering if you have any suggestions for pieces… For our holiday concert next year, I’m thinking of following the storyline of “A Christmas Carol.” Not to turn it into a musical, so much as to reflect the ideas in the story with our music.
The ensemble of Schola Cantorum on Hudson will be including Stephen Paulus’ three-movement set of Hadewijch II texts, Embracing All, in its May concerts. We’ve been in communication with Stephen’s son, Andrew, regarding performance history, and he reports nothing in their records about performances of the set, though he believes
Our musical director travels 90 minutes each way for rehearsals. I’m investigating technology to reduce the travelling. We’re an adult community choir with mixed ability. We have rehearsal tracks. Here is one idea I’d appreciate comments on. And if you have other ideas that would be great. My observation is
Hi – I direct a community children’s choir for ages 8-14. Many of the kids read music really well with a few who are learning quickly but still have a ways to go. Here is my question. We are rehearsing Voice on the Wind by Sarah Quartel. There is a
So we just recently had some disappointing results at our FL District MPAs this past week. In my four years at my high school, we’ve only ever not gone to State with the advanced SATB group my first year and now again this year. While my women are attending State,
Does anyone know the background of ‘Come Sweetheart’ , a Macedonian folk-song either written by or arranged by Alojz Srebotnjak. Need the information for compare notes for a concert this Sunday 19th March. Thank you in advance.
Has anyone used the Tender Land Suite to accompany the SATB octavos of The Promise of Living and Stomp Your Foot with orchestra? I read an old David Griggs-Janower post that even though the words are not printed in the Suite, all lines up perfectly. Looking to perform these two