- December 14, 2018 at 11:53 am #584261
I was a piano major and band emphasis in college. While I took chorus in high school, I have very little training in teaching chorus. Because I have piano skills, I have been primarily offered chorus teaching jobs. I worked with elementary and middle school for a number of year because I knew I could do it with a basic knowledge of chorus and vocal music.
However, this year I was put in charge of our high school chorus and it is a different animal. I know the basics of improving diction, breathing, and support. However, I know very little about how to improve tone production, how to create a sound so that everyone has round vowels. I don’t know how or when to introduce raising their soft pallet. I don’t know how to get them to sing in tune if they’re not. I feel like there’s so much missing from my education and I need to figure out how to learn the minutiae that is so important for creating a great choral experience at this age. Please give me some tips and/or resources! Thank you!
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