Choral Clarity blog posts address a number of topics that have interested and helped me at just the right times. Adam posts articles that are relevant to the time of year and it is always nice to see their headlines pop up in my e-mail inbox. His writing comes from a unique perspective and approach that choral teachers may not have considered before; its refreshing to read opinions and insights that do not sound like every other article of its nature. Now that Choral Clarity has become a Facebook group, the benefits have expanded. When you have a question, a wondering, need an opinion, or simply want to share a proud moment in your choral music teaching career, it is wonderful to have a platform to do so, no matter what point you are at in your teaching career.
The thing that keeps me coming back to Choral Clarity is the RELEVANCE of the content to my day-to-day teaching. Adam Paltrowitz has a keen sense of what choral music educators struggle with throughout the year and he delivers timely content to meet those needs. Specific and practical would be two words that could describe much of what is presented. The blogs and resources often challenge me to think more critically about the “why” behind the “what” that we get to do each week with our students. Overall, I feel equipped by Choral Clarity to not only do my job better, but to actually become a better person in the process. Grateful for this awesome resource!
I am a former student leader and conductor of Adam Paltrowitz’s self-select high school choral program, so I can attest that the strategies and step-by-step procedures detailed in the Choral Clarity Blog lead to student empowerment. Now that I am a professional music educator building my own choral program, I turn to the Choral Clarity Blog frequently for practical tips and philosophical inspiration. This website is an invaluable resource for any choral director who dreams of fostering an inclusive choral classroom but seeks guidance on how this dream can come to fruition.