Archive | Children’s & Community Youth Choirs

The Spring 2016 edition of ChorTeach is now online!

Below you’ll find the articles included in the spring edition of ChorTeach.  To read them, go to www.acda.org/publications and scroll down to ChorTeach. ChorTeach is ACDA’s online magazine for choral director/music educators who are searching for answers and need fresh ideas or techniques to meet practical needs. Contents: The Shy Non-Singer – Elementary Teachers Take Note! […]

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The Fall 2015 edition of ChorTeach is now available

Below you’ll find the articles included in the spring edition of ChorTeach.  To read them, go to www.acda.org/publications and scroll down to ChorTeach. ChorTeach is ACDA’s online magazine for choral director/music educators who are searching for answers and need fresh ideas or techniques to meet practical needs. Contents: All of My Singers. Correct? by Colleen Whidden […]

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2016 Big Sing Dates announced!

Mark your calendars for the BIG SINGS 2016 Non-competitive, Adjudicated Youth and Children’s Choir Festivals. Co-sponsored by the Massachusetts American Choral Directors Association and the Kodály Music Institute Participating choirs will have the opportunity to shine in short, individual performances, to listen to, and appreciate the performances of other choirs, and to join together in singing a celebratory, combined final selection. […]

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The Spring 2015 edition of ChorTeach is now available

Below you’ll find the articles included in the spring edition of ChorTeach.  To read them, go to www.acda.org/publications and scroll down to ChorTeach. ChorTeach is ACDA’s online magazine for choral director/music educators who are searching for answers and need fresh ideas or techniques to meet practical needs. Contents: The Role Trust Plays in Musical Rehearsals by […]

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Choral Opportunities: MMEA 2015 Conference

by Faith Lueth, MMEA Liaison The 2015 conference for the Massachusetts Music Educators Association (March 19-21 at the Seaport Hotel and World Trade Center) has much to offer choral musicians. There are three days packed with a variety of choral offerings that include informative sessions, insightful rehearsals, and performances. The conductor for this year’s All-State Chorus is Rollo Dilworth. […]

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The Care and Preservation of the Voice

by Tony Thornton, MassACDA President-Elect As conductors and singers, we work very hard over a period of weeks to prepare for performance. Concert week may include additional rehearsals and certainly a dress rehearsal. This added stress can cause the immune system to weaken, making the body susceptible to illness; it would be a pity to […]

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Giving Voice to Female Conductors and Composers

by Lindsay Pope, Women’s Choirs Chair This past fall, I attended a conductors and composers forum at a nearby college. When it was time for the students to pose questions, one student remarked, “I am an aspiring composer. I cannot help but notice that of this entire panel, everyone save one composer is male. What […]

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More Quality Literature That Is Accessible! – 2014

The following repertoire was presented at the Elementary School Choral Reading Session at the MMEA All-State Conference in Boston on March 20, 2014 by Charlotte Brumit, Mass ACDA Children’s & Community Youth Choir R & S Chair (American Choral Directors Association, MA Chapter) and Martha Sandman Holmes, President, BAKE (Boston Area Kodaly Educators). “Our children’s choirs deserve to sing […]

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More Quality Literature That Is Accessible! – 2013

The following repertoire was presented at the Elementary School Choral Reading Session at the MMEA All-State Conference in Boston on February 28, 2013 by Charlotte Brumit, Mass ACDA Children’s & Community Youth Choir R & S Chair (American Choral Directors Association, MA Chapter) and Martha Sandman Holmes, President, BAKE (Boston Area Kodaly Educators). “Our children’s […]

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