Culturally Responsive Teaching in Urban Choral Education: Tips on Repertoire, Resources, and Relationship
By Emily Halbert Culturally Responsive Teaching is the buzz phrase for teaching in the 21st century, not just in general education, in choral music education as well. When I entered the choral conducting profession, I knew there would be a disconnect between my education, experiences, and the communities I desired to teach. Thankfully, my teacher […]
By Erika Lockwood Don’t you just love summer? In May and June, I dream about all of the things I will accomplish during summer break – gardening, trips, relaxing with a good book, being outdoors, organizing my choral library. I’m sure I’m not alone in longing for more time to get organized with my music, […]
By Lynn Swanson This post launches a new Tuesday ChoralNet blog entitled Developing Voices, a team effort by Lynn Swanson, Jamea Sale, Jennifer Berroth, and Melissa Shallberg. The blog is meant to offer insight gained from research and experience on how voices should develop in a healthy manner for the whole of our lives. You […]
By Jonathan Babcock, DMA, Texas State University Throughout my years as a student, I was always drawn to opportunities to lead and contribute to my musical community. As a high schooler, I was thrilled to be elected the president of the school marching band. The process of being elected by my peers, provided this lanky, […]
By Nick Burdick If a good music education teaches students how to think like musicians, then our rehearsals should teach our students how to practice like musicians. Good practice habits can be used in any context, even outside of music, so it pays off to teach them explicitly. It can also make our rehearsals more […]
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Sundra Flansburg, ACDA’s Director of Membership Development, provides some insight into the changes happening around ChoralNet!