Walking the Dog, and Singing Louder

December 19, 2018

Improvement doesn’t come from what’s EXPECTED, but what’s INSPECTED. 

If You’re Focused and You Know it Clap Your Hands

November 16, 2018

One of the main goals of a choir is SSS – Start together, Stay together, Stop together.

Start Your Season with Greater Awareness!

September 5, 2018

Some concepts that can help both you and your singers come into the start of the season with greater awareness.

3 Ways To Improve Your Phrasing

May 7, 2018

Hopefully these ideas can add new perspective to both your singers and your rehearsals.

Play Around with Ensemble Awareness

March 16, 2018

These things are practical and have proven to work!

If You Build It, They Will Come…

December 1, 2017

The reason we started our festival is simple – there weren’t any near us.

Battling Choral Entropy

October 30, 2017

Do you feel the effects of entropy on your music?

Practice vs. Practish

September 5, 2017

“There’s a big difference in the way people practice. Some people practice and some people practish.”

The Balancing Act

May 1, 2017

By Brody McDonald Most singers have the basic knowledge that they can’t sing every note the same way. Many high school singers are limited to a “concert choir” experience. They probably have made it as far as “solo vs. choir” or “moving parts sing louder.” These are good concepts. Combined with dynamics, they are a […]

Thoughts from the Road at ACDA National Convention

March 20, 2017

If you have not ever attended an ACDA National Convention, you should!

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