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Running Successful Sectionals

by Sean Landers, Music in Worship Chair When was the last time you ran a sectional with one of your choirs?At what phase in your rehearsal process did you incorporate this best practice? Sectionals are a valuable tool to use at all phases of repertoire learning.However,in his 1980 article about sectionals, Timothy Mount implies that less […]

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Essential Repertoire: Old Gems, Choral Treasures, and Chestnuts

by David Giessow, College, University & Two-Year College Chair At recent ACDA concert sessions we have been dazzled and impressed by extremely talented conductors leading premier performances of newly composed repertoire. This certainly illustrates part of the mission of ACDA: to be an advocate for excellent composers and to educate audiences about the accessibility of new music. […]

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Massachusetts ACDA Summer Conference 2013 SATB Reading Session

Mallorie Chernin, Amherst College; mchernin@amherst.edu Sheila Heffernon, Northfield Mount Hermon School; sheffernon@nmhschool.org IN FLANDERS FIELDS, Christine Donkin (award winning Canadian composer and music educator as well as a creator of Tonic Tutor, a great web site for teaching ear training and theory). Text: poem by Lt.-Col. John McCrae (1872-1918) Performing forces: SATB, a cappella Publisher: […]

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High School Festival Sings Mozart at UMass

High School Choirs Massachusetts ACDA Josh Nannestad, High School R&S Chair January, 2013 On October 27 hundreds of young musicians gathered to perform together under the auspices of MassACDA. After superb performances by the University of Massachusetts Chamber Choir and University Chorale, 100 high school singers and their directors joined the UMass singers, the UMass […]

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2012 Summer Conference Notes – High School

High School Choirs Massachusetts ACDA Josh Nannestad, High School R&S Chair July 2012 Greetings to the 20 or so high school conductors who I met at the 2012 MassACDA Summer Conference!  We had a productive discussion of ways that we might use the website to better share repertoire ideas. I will work on making a […]

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