Stick Time: What Can Junior High School Singers Do?
Date: June 6, 2012
What can junior high school singers do? Well, if this sample from a recent ACDA division conference is an indication, the answer is a resounding, ANYTHING! They are singing a work from the standard repertoire (clearly edited for these developing voices) and doing so with musicality, blend, balance, poise, and healthy use of the voice. Along the way, I am confident they have learned the history of the composer and the work, something about the classical period, and a lot about proper singing technique. As a result, here they are, singing by invitation at an ACDA conference.
What can YOUR junior high school singers do? Or your high school singers? Or your small college singers? Or your church choir?