“The real art of conducting consists in transitions.” Gustav Mahler We are all back—or just about back—to work this fall; time to do what we do. And just what is it that we do? Chorus America has released their latest report which may help us actually understand what we do,
“It is no use walking anywhere to preach unless our walking is our preaching.” Francis of Assisi I receive quite a few emails with people’s thoughts about my Choral Ethics project. Some folks tell me they are not exactly sure what Choral Ethics is, but will know it when they
Choral Clarity Presents: Rehearsal Rules and Procedures are extremely important; choosing the RIGHT rules, which may differ from choir to choir, will set a positive and productive learning environment for each and every student. Regardless of which rules best suit your ensemble, “Be Respectful” is a BAD REHEARSAL RULE FIND OUT WHY!
“Habits change into character.” Ovid Many of us, especially in community-based programs, complain we don’t have enough singers to do the repertoire we really want to do. If we are a mixed group, we long for more tenors or baritones or basses but don’t seem to retain them when we