Choral Clarity Blog presents: Students who self-assess will experience greater success in all that they do. Do you have your students self-assess their own rehearsal participation? This blog will explain HOW to get your students to self-assess what they doing. Find out: How to Self-Assess their Way toward Rehearsal Success
Week 31: Friday, October 19, 2018
“I Lift My Eyes” by Joan Szymko
Text: Psalm 121 & Thich Nhat Hanh
“I may be helping to bring harmony between people through my music.” Nat King Cole The world is crazy and times are tough. How do you cope when things turn difficult? Many people sing together. They join their worship community choir; serving their congregation as well as making themselves feel better by singing with others. […]
This week on GBW and ACDA Radio/ChoralNet host Stan Schmidt helps you experience a Mendelssohn Recital which includes a Prayer for Peace; five anthems for the seasons of the church year; Six Lieder from Op41 from a CD reviewed in the August edition of the Choral Journal; A Lenten exposure of a Suplication motet; Two […]
Why do we limit singing to just our choir room? Why put restrictions on it? Why not get creative and share what we know to be true with others? We have read the research that shows the tremendous benefits that learning to read music has on our brains and how it impacts our academic studies and test scores. We also know the benefits singing has on our well-being regarding our mental and physical health. But, did you know that singing helps most anyone that struggles with the ability to read? Singing can help with retention, speed and ability to digest content.
The November 2018 issue of Choral Journal contains an article titled “Ernest Bloch’s Sacred Service: A Personal Commentary on the Music and its Legacy” by Nick Strimple. Below is an excerpt of the article, and you can read it in its entirety in the November 2018 issue! Go to acda.org/choraljournal and click on the November […]
Choir Halloween is a great excuse for breaking up the monotony of “regular” rehearsals. If well-planned, this special rehearsal can be productive, creative, and serve as a way to infuse energy back into your program. Here are: 11 Choir Halloween Tricks (and Treats)
Week 30: Friday, October 12, 2018.
“To Make A Prairie” by Elizabeth Alexander. Text by Emily Dickinson. SSA, piano.
Determination. Mindfulness. Fortitude. Strength. Resilience. These ideas and more come to the surface when Elizabeth Alexander’s stirring music and Emily Dickinson’s inspirational text are paired together for this selection.
“People don’t slip. Time catches up with them.” Nat King Cole No one looks forward to leaving our profession or to having to tell someone they should leave. It’s a tough time everyone will face, sooner or later; we all just hope it will be much later. Today’s Choral Ethics Blog will look at three […]
This week on GBW and ACDA Radio/ChoralNet host Stan Schmidt takes a moment to tell you how Going Beyond Words Got Started and how he goes about putting each show together and then gives you’re an opportunity to listen to A Song of Praise by Beethoven conducted by Robert Shaw; A Prayer by Padre Pio […]