American Choral Directors Association
This week on Going Beyond Words and ACDA Radio, Host Stan Schmidt Presents a SPECIAL EDITION featuring a Jazz Requiem by Swedish Composer Nils Lindberg. When listening to the Compositions and arrangements of Nils Lindberg, it soon becomes evident that his musical roots are from his native Dalarna, the traditional
Choral Clarity Blog Presents: Our seniors are done. They have no reason to try. They have already been accepted into college. Many of their “core” subject teachers have given up on them, putting on movies instead of attempting to teach them. Don’t allow SENOIRITIS to infect your entire ensemble! Here are
This week on Going Beyond Words and ACDA Radio, Host Stan Schmidt Presents music for Passion Sunday and Holy Week. During the visit you will enjoy music from JS Bach, Howard Hanson, Charles Gounod, John Goss, David Naylor, John McCabe, Maximilian Steinberg and two wonderful Hymns. Choral groups include The
Choral Clarity Blog Presents: As we move closer to our Spring concerts, many of us believe a memorized concert will make for a better performance. How we teach and run daily rehearsals greatly impacts our students’ ability to be responsive to our conducting, sing freely, and be communicative. How Students
This week on Going Beyond Words and ACDA Radio, Host Stan Schmidt continues the serious listening for the Lenten Season and takes you on a soul searching journey through choral music. Using Da Pacem Domine by Gesualdo and Pärt to surround the hour of music, you will hear The beatitudes
Choral Clarity Blog Presents: Rubrics have a place in the performing music classroom, but they should not be used to recognize achievement. They must be used properly and give every student the opportunity to be successful. Don’t Use Rubrics Unless Everyone Can Succeed
This week on Going Beyond Words and ACDA Radio, Host Stan Schmidt continues the serious listening for the Lenten Season. Taking the texts Libera Nos, How Long O Lord? And De Profundis you will encounter music by John Sheppard, an unaccompanied gem by Johann Michael Haydn, Antonio Vivaldi’s Crucifixus, the stunning cry for help from Egil Hovland plus the Agnus dei by Samuel Barber.
Choral Clarity Blog Presents: In recent years, rubrics have become a popular trend for assessing student achievement; they have been the common grading tool at most choral and solo festivals for as long as any of us can remember. While rubrics can be useful, they also present several pitfalls thats can severely impact the long-term growth
This week on Going Beyond Words and ACDA Radio, Host Stan Schmidt continues with some interesting listening with two versions of Ave Verum Corpus, one by Francis Poulenc and the other by Mozart. Then for the first time, music from a new CD titled “Far In the Heavens – The Choral Music of Stephen Paulus” offered by the True Concord Voices and Orchestra from Arizona led by Eric Holton.
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