Choral Clarity with Adam Paltrowitz
Valentine’s Day is Here. Be impactful. Make this rehearsal special! It’s not too late!!!!! Here are 9 Last Minute, “on the fly” Ideas for Creating Choir Valentine’s Day: Every holiday or event is an opportunity to impact our students in a different way!
Valentine’s Day is a special day for those who are “in love” and can be a miserable day for those who feel all alone. During our choir rehearsal, nobody should feel alone. We can spread love throughout our room and make everyone feel special, while being super-productive. Choir Valentine’s Day!
Performance Assessments are necessary in most secondary-level ensembles but these assessments do not need to evoke fear in our singers, nor should they feel punitive in their nature. Here are 8 tips to make your performance assessments rewarding for you and your students: 8 Tips for Giving Performance Assessments
Our choir is made up of individuals. Do you want a practical and powerful way to reach all of your singers individually, AT ONCE? 12 Reasons To Give Every Choir Member A Solo! Find out this secret, and the 12 reasons why it works.
If you use this midterm as a basis to determine the success of your choir, I guarantee you will get an accurate read on your students’ progress and the potential for future results. The Ultimate Choir Midterm Exam This 9 question exam will take less than 5 minutes and
Our students have just come off the high of their winter concert, followed by a well-deserved break. Now they are back to regular seats, marking music, starting all over again and waiting their turn to be attended to. Here are some unique tips and strategies for making January a productive and
CAUTION: DO NOT HAND OUT CONCERT MUSIC FOR YOUR SPRING PROGRAM. It could be hazardous to your program! I know you may be excited to start on new repertoire, but I urge you to slow down! Read this BEFORE handing out new music! Read this BEFORE handing out new music!
Most of us make New Year’s Resolutions but we make them as choral directors? Last year, I published a blog with my 11 Choral Resolutions for 2017. I have republished my 11 resolutions along with the concluding results. You may find these results surprising. What goals do you have for next
Use the 5 “E”s It can be quite frustrating when we have prepared for months, have a perfect balance, exact riser alignment and then students don’t show up to the concert. Sometimes we are provided with advanced notice and other times we find out the day of, or they just
Don’t let a well-prepared musical program turn into an average concert in the eyes of an audience member. I’ve made my list, will you check it twice? If your concert is coming up next week, this week, or even TONIGHT, these 17 things should be on your RADAR! 17 (Last