If you are looking for some great ways to enrich your choir’s experience, I suggest you read my latest blog post: 11 Awesome Performing/Traveling Opportunities that are not crazy $$$ There are some great ideas that cost very little money and can be MORE impactful and LESS expensive than participation
18 Tips to Prevent Teacher Burnout Some of the same things we do to be vested in our program leads us down the path of no return: the path to burning out. Over time, the energy and enthusiasm that pushes us through the extra rehearsals, extra concerts, and community events
Does every student who enters your choir for the first time have a path provided for long-term success? Does EVERY STUDENT have both the ability and opportunity to thrive within your program not just one year, but for the entirety of their high school career? The 4-Year Learning Plan & The Differentiated Learning
Do you want to be the choir director that has taught for 20+ years, or the choir director that has taught 1 year 20+ times? Is every year the same for your repeating choir members or do they experience greater opportunity, higher levels of learning, and deeper meaning with each
Dear fellow choral directors, We’ve just spent an entire year building our choir only to find out a large number of key members will not be continuing….. It’s probably NOT our fault, But it IS our problem to solve! Here are 12 Tips to Keep Them from Dropping Choir! 12 Tips
For many of us, we have our eye set on next year’s enrollment. Recruitment seems to become a key part of our job. Before you put on your recruitment hat, I urge you to read: Don’t Recruit New Members Until You’ve Done This First… Don’t Recruit New Members
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.