The cover article of the current March 2018 issue of Choral Journal highlights William Grant Still’s eighteen-minute choral-orchestral work …And They Lynched Him on a Tree. The cover artwork depicts the story of this piece with a powerful contrast of dark and light, a parallel to Still’s scoring for White
By Barry Peterson, United Filmworks With the advent of smart phone video cameras and the option for most anyone to post videos publicly, this post is a chance to learn some basics about video content from a professional. Have you created choral videos yourself? What tips can you share? This
*The following article was written by Ernst’s wife, Ellen Bacon. firstname.lastname@example.org In the mid-20th century, American composer Ernst Bacon (1898-1990) was well known. His Symphony in D Minor was awarded a Pulitzer Scholarship in 1932. In the ’30s, he was appointed head of the WPA Federal Music Project in San Francisco
For motivated choir directors, a new year brings fresh ideas and a new start. But I urge you to read this blog before you dive in with a new approach, new policies, or a special concert idea. Don’t Make Any New Year’s Changes UNTIL You Read This! NO New
Don’t miss the latest edition of Sharp Notes! The staff at the ACDA National Office send their season’s greetings to you and your family this holiday season.
By Nick Burdick If a good music education teaches students how to think like musicians, then our rehearsals should teach our students how to practice like musicians. Good practice habits can be used in any context, even outside of music, so it pays off to teach them explicitly. It can
“I am grateful for what I am and have. My thanksgiving is perpetual.” Henry David Thoreau As I begin preparations to cook another huge Thanksgiving Day meal, I am more thankful than usual this year. It’s been a rough fall for our family but things are looking a bit better.
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