The two main components of any successful rehearsal are the planning/execution of the director and the planning/execution of the students.
Sight-singing is a core element in my choral program. The development of sight-singing comes after several other individual skills have
Rounds are an excellent learning tool and performance vehicle for choirs of all levels. Even refined high school choirs can
We had one year end abruptly followed by another year of complete turmoil. What will this school year bring us?
If your concert season is over and you still have weeks of rehearsals left, you have a great opportunity; there's
Closing out the school year is always tough, especially this year. What do we do after our concert season is
What is a Self-Selected Choir? A self-selected choir is any choir where students of all ability levels can participate. A
Head to Head: Choral Tracks vs Kinnision Choral Co. If your choir is interested in finding a permanent solution to
Why is Choral Clarity choosing to partner with Kinnison Choral Co. and how can you benefit? Over the past
Choral rehearsal tracks, for many of us, have been indispensable throughout the pandemic, but I believe they will play an
Anybody can be taught to match pitch, almost instantly, in 5 simple steps. This entire process takes a maximum of
In more than two decades of teaching at the same high school, I've had less than a dozen African American
Do you have 2 minutes a day to devote to sight-singing? If so this approach could work well for you,
Dear Smartmusic, After 10 years, you have worn me out and I'm leaving you. Sincerely, Former Smartmusic Advocate & Cheerleader
Most of us had absolutely no opinion on "the value of VIRTUAL CHOIRS" until two weeks ago; since then, we
Sight Reading Factory is a fantastic resource to use at home, especially during a potential period of online learning. My
I came across a post in a very prominent choral director's Facebook group that asks: “What are your simple, short
Let's face it, sight-singing can get boring and/or stale in choir rehearsals. The more we do it, the more they
Caroling Day is my choir's favorite day of the year. We carol every year, the day before the Winter Break.
The most fun day of the entire year for my high school choir is Caroling Day. On this special day, we
When it comes to rehearsals immediately following a concert, there are two things that irritate me beyond belief: When teachers
17 (Last Minute) Things to Avoid - to Ensure a Smooth Concert! We've just spent many months learning notes and
I hope you are reading this blog after my previous BLOG about why we must retire the Hallelujah Chorus. Prefacing
Believe it or not, most of what our audience members see and hear have nothing to do with how well
The vacation is so clearly here and everyone has one foot out the door. We may have just held our
There's plenty of high-quality choral music available for the holiday season. A large work such as Pinkham's "Christmas Cantata" or
Don't get rid of the previous director's alumni piece, even if you hate it. Even if it's a disaster. At
I've seen many Facebook posts asking the question of whether Sight Reading Factory or Smart Music is preferred for sight-singing.
There are 4 tangible steps that can be taken to develop EVERY singer's ear, and in turn, develop their singing
Why should we take the time to write a choir handbook? A handbook may seem like a tedious booklet
Creating a contemporary A-Cappella group can be the best thing that has ever happened to your traditional high school choral
A wise man once told me to never believe anything you hear and only half of what you see. Your
If you've always wanted to have a choir filled with singers who can sight-sing, this blog post is for you!