I get a new choir room! What do I NEED?
Date: February 20, 2012
I am fortunate to be in a school where the music department is getting an upgrade. We (the orchestra director, band director, theater directer, and myself, the choir director) have been asked our input and get to meet weekly with the architect until it is finalized. Our rooms are being moved into larger rooms that will get renovated in whatever way we ask. So, community of experience, what do I need in this room? Already on the floorplan is a SMARTboard, non-carpeted floors, a mirrored wall with curtain, platforms, chairs, 2 practice rooms and plenty of storage. What else do I need? I currently have a "soundboard" that needs an upgrade, and I would like some sound equipment installed in the room to record the students during rehearsals. Suggestions on this? Also, I'm sure I'm missing something major (or even minor - it can't hurt to ask!)
Also, in a meeting I did bring up that in an ideal world we'd have a fully-equipped Mac MIDI-lab with 24 workstations. It is now on the blueprints! I'm ready to ask away!
Thank you for your input,
Mrs. Emily McDuffee
Southport High School