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 […]
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. […]
Dr. Iris Levine working with members of the Women’s Choir Dr. Eugene Rogers working with members of the Men’s Choir Combined Choirs at the 2014 MassACDA/UMass High School/Collegiate Choral Festival conducted by Tony Thornton.
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Mallorie Chernin, Amherst College; email@example.com Sheila Heffernon, Northfield Mount Hermon School; firstname.lastname@example.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: […]
The 2013 MassACDA/UMass High School and Collegiate Festival will be held on Saturday, Nov. 2nd. Your select high school musicians will rehearse and perform alongside the singers of UMass in two ensembles: The SSAA Festival Chorus, conducted by Lynnel Joy Jenkins of the Princeton Girlchoir The TTBB Festival Chorus, conducted by Scott Tucker of the […]
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 […]
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 […]