“I am grateful for what I am and have. My thanksgiving is perpetual.” Henry David Thoreau I always try to be grateful. In this season of Thanksgiving, I am more grateful than usual. Perhaps our world is in upheaval but there is one thing I know for sure; there is plenty more Good than there […]
This week on GBW and ACDA Radio/ChoralNet host Stan Schmidt brings to the forefront the music of Gerald Finzi (1901-1956) with a Shakespeare song from his collection called Let Garlands Bring written for the birthday of Ralph Vaughan Williams on his birthday, October 12, 1942. Then you will enjoy three selections from his Op 17 […]
What is the difference between rehearsal, the work accomplished corporately when the ensemble is gathered, and practice, the individual preparation each member engages between rehearsals? I believe the distinction to be a critically important one, especially in the world of excellent church choirs and high-achieving volunteer choruses.
The December 2015 issue of Choral Journal featured an interesting conversation with top conductors and singers in the United States. The panel included four conductors—Simon Carrington, Joshua Habermann, Simon Halsey, and Craig Hella Johnson—and five singers—Dashon Burton, Esteli Gomez, Kathryn Lewek, Kelley O’Connor, and Kyle Stegall. The author asked the panel questions about, among others, what qualities […]
Do you have “Tone-Deaf” Singers? Well, chances are you don’t, even if you think you do. Find out how to first assessand then train all singers to match pitch Here is: “Tone-Deaf” is an Excuse….not a Diagnosis
#34: Friday, November 16, 2018
“Winter Lullaby” by PINKZEBRA
2-part, piano (optional strings)
This sweet lullaby “combines snapshots of winter scenes with the sentimentality of life’s fleeting moments,” and is a perfect winter addition for your beginner women’s/treble ensemble.
“…A person can develop ‘la grippe.’” From Adelaide’s Lament It is mid-November in the Midwest and you know what that means. A few leaves still cling to branches after their brethren have made a truly lovely, colorful exit. Birds are gathering on trees and powerlines to migrate en masse as soon as it turns cold […]
This week on Going Beyond Words and ACDA Radio/ChoralNet, host Stan Schmidt invites you to take time to pause and remember those members of the Jewish community of Pittsburgh who were killed while attending worship in their synagogue. The sacred side of the classical repertory does not offer a great deal that speaks directly to […]
ACDA’s annual free summer workshop and festival listing will appear in the April issue of Choral Journal for events taking place May 1 – Sept 1, 2019. Submissions are due by January 15 to *protected email*. Please format your submission as follows: Date of EventEvent TitleLocation1-2 sentence description of the eventContact nameContact email/phone *This is a text listing only. If […]
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 […]