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Dr. Julian Bryson at the 2017 Intercollegiate Choral Festival

Click here to read about Dr. Julian Bryson’s (Curry College) first-hand account of his experience at the 2017 Intercollegiate Choral Festival, held at Endicott College on February 25th. Curry College was one of 5 colleges that participated in this festival that brings together collegiate choral ensembles to perform separately and together through a day of intensive […]

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The Winter 2017 edition of ChorTeach is now online

The winter edition of ChorTeach is now available online. Go to www.acda.org/publications, click on Choral Journal, then scroll down to ChorTeach logo. Contents: 1. A New Normal: Choral Culture as a Catalyst for Change by Sarah J. Graham 2. Preparation, Practice, Performance, and Pondering: A Different Approach to Score Preparation by Thomas Blue 3. Past, […]

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2017 Intercollegiate Choral Festival

2017 Intercollegiate Choral Festival February 25, 2017 (2/26 snow date) Endicott College, Beverly, MA African-American Choral Collage A Celebration of African-American Music Dr. Dennis Slaughter will lead the combined choruses in a chronological program of music in the African-American tradition, from work songs to contemporary gospel. This festival will give smaller college choirs and their members a chance […]

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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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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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Bibliography of Vocal Jazz and Aural Skill References and Resources

by Cathy Jensen-Hole, Vocal Jazz Chair Aebersold, J. and Aitken, G. (1983). Vocal jazz improvisation: an instrumental approach. Jazz Educators Journal, 15(3). Aitken, G. (1986). Sherrill Milnes: Baritone extraordinaire talks about vocal jazz. Jazz Educators Journal, 19(1), 19-20. Aitken, G. (1984). Rehearsal techniques. Jazz Educators Journal, 18(3), 56-58. Aitken, G. (1984). Rehearsal techniques. Jazz Educators […]

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