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The straight-up choir officer election is a popularity contest, and a waste of many rehearsals. A balloted officer election is more effective but still very flawed.
Here’s a different approach: have a qualitative election ballot. Here are the two main goals
- This ballot is constructed in a way that provides important student input
- We gain the appropriate student input to determine the best choices in officers
For more information, check out the following resources:
Why Choir Elections Are A Bad Idea
10 Steps to Choosing the Right Choir Officers
Adam Paltrowitz is a master educator, composer, conductor, and clinician.
During his 20-year tenure as the Director of Choral Activities at Plainview-Old Bethpage John F. Kennedy High School in New York, his groups have toured throughout Europe, Canada, and the United States.
He also has pioneered a philosophy that every student is a soloist. Adam’s choral program has also gained great acclaim for the cultivation of eight student-run a-cappella ensembles; some of these ensembles have performed on national and local television programs. His compositions and arrangements have been performed by choirs around the world.
Adam earned his B.S. in music education from New York University, M.A. in vocal pedagogy from Columbia University – Teacher’s College, and Ed.M. choral conducting from Columbia University – Teacher’s College.
Adam resides in Manhattan with his wife, Blair Goldberg, a professional Broadway actress, and their daughter, Lyla.