“Being an accompanist is very selfless in many ways because you’re really just trying to elevate the singer and help them shine, ultimately.” Simon Helberg Last week, I shared stories from a few ChoralNetters about their holidays. This week, I have ChoralNetters chiming in about relationships between choral directors and their accompanists. If you noticed […]
In 2016 John Rutter released a CD called “John Rutter – Visions and Requiem 1986 (New Recording)” This week on GBW and ACDA Radio we will review the new recording of his “Requiem” using modern day Technology and also give a small hint as to the musical diversity of his creative genius. The first part […]
Singers are fortunate to have a traveling instrument requiring no special assembly or installation. Even so, it is helpful to understand the make-up of the singing apparatus.
The Human Larynx is the main structure of the human singing instrument.
ChorTeach is ACDA’s quarterly online publication, designed for those who work with singers of all levels. A full annotated ChorTeach index is available online at acda.org/chorteach. Over 160 articles are organized into seventeen categories. For submission information, to view the index, or to read the latest issue, visit acda.org/chorteach. Volume 11, issue 2 contains the following five […]
For more than a decade, my rehearsal approach for the month of January could be simply described as: NO CHORAL MUSIC! Let’s give them a Choral break! What should we do instead? I’m going to share my January approach, the approach I use every year with my high school choirs! Here is: My “NO CHORAL MUSIC in JANUARY” […]
By Molly McLinden Anyone who sings, whether as a soloist or chorister, knows that proper breathing is a major component to a reliable and healthy sound. If you don’t get a good breath, you may find yourself running out of air, straining, or having a weaker sound. There is a lot of information out there […]
“Be careful what you wish for because you will get it. Be even more careful what you work for because you will get it even more quickly.” Colin Cunningham Today’s blog is a little advice and some musings. I’ve received emails in the past few weeks from young choral musicians– singers, pianists, organists and directors—who […]
Going Beyond Words Host, Stan Schmidt invites you to meaningful expressions from the pen of French Culture. This week on ChoralNet and ACDA Radio can hear an hour of music from French Composers, one whom lived over 100 years, studied organ with César Franck and worked as a secretary to Charles Gounod. You can also […]
What was your first musical memory? Hearing Hank Williams singing Hey! Good Lookin’ – What ya got cookin’ on the radio, and then the great singing at my home church, Church of Christ. There was a lot of a cappella singing. I heard 4 part harmony from my earliest years and began to follow the hymn notation from about age 5 or 6.
The editors of the International Journal of Research in Choral Singing request nominations for membership on the Editorial Board (2019–2025). Nominees should hold a completed doctorate and have a record of research publications. Nominations must come from the nominator and include: 1) a letter of nomination that includes description of the nominee’s qualifications to evaluate quantitative and […]