By Tom Price, Sechrist Travel The following is an edited version of a post originally appearing on Sechrist Travel’s newest blog series Modern Measures. To view the full post, visit https://sechristtravel.com/2017/11/07/dr-john-leavitt/. Recently, Sechrist Travel had the honor of speaking with a man who, although well-known and admired, humbly spoke of music
I recently saw a post from a frustrated teacher with the following information: *Very talented kids *Won’t stop talking *Leave their seats *Distract each other *Off Topic *Ignore procedures like raising your hand *Don’t come in quietly *Takes forever to get things done *They are sensitive The teacher was thinking
Much of this week’s post is excerpted from the first installment of Music Within Reach, but I feel compelled from time to time to remind myself of why I am on a crusade for accessibility in choral music. The following, for me, sums it up. There is no shortage of stellar choral
Are you ever going to grow up? Suggestions for the Middle School Teacher I was on the phone with one of my dearest friends from my college days at UNC-Greensboro recently. I don’t recall what we were talking about, but all of the sudden, she said to me while laughing, “Are
This week on ACDA Radio, ChoralNet and Going Beyond Words, you will enjoy a 180 degree turn as host Stan Schmidt gives you a quiz about an amazing American composer. He was born in 1893 and wrote hit after hit with a great number of his compositions finding their way
Thanks for listening to our U.S. broadcast premiere last week. If you missed it, look for the Going Beyond Words post for August 30 and relive Oratorium Nativitatis by Damijan Močnik. Next for your listening interest, Stan Schmidt, host for Going Beyond Words on ACDA Radio and ChoralNet, adds another
By Richard Clark In their simplest form, choir robes and choral garments have been in existence since antiquity. The notion of a uniformed collective of singers extends almost as far back as civilization itself to the Ancient Greeks, as portrayed on classic ceramics and earthenware. The format of figures wearing
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!
“Theater people are always pining and agonizing because they’re afraid that they’ll be forgotten. And in America they’re quite right. They will be.” Agnes de Mille Today we revisit two Choral Ethics stories. One is a follow-up with a happier ending. And the other is not totally a happy ending.
I have been most fortunate in that, during the course of writing Music Within Reach, many readers have suggested attainable pieces that have worked for their choirs and several composers have sent some of their own works that they think fit the bill. On occasion, I would like to take