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Universal Music Education

February 17, 2020

As we enter the third decade of the twenty-first century, the time has come for music educators to stop pussyfooting around and advocate for universal music education. Indeed, it is long past time. We should stop wasting valuable time – time that belongs to us and to the children in our care – and we […]

A Guide To Microphone Types

There are three types of microphones, each with a different design philosophy and each with a different sound, which can sometimes make one type work better than another in certain applications.

Sing and Rejoice!

History and Tradition at St. Olaf Choir.

Disney Songs in the Curriculum: The Bare Necessities

Disney songs can be powerful in the music curriculum. They are rich resources that can enliven learning, contain powerful messages and lessons and help engage students in an important part of popular culture.

A Better Approach to a Bid Process

The email arrived on a Monday. “Dear Travel Planner:” These never end well. They were requesting an itinerary and price quote for a five-day trip flying cross-country to New York City. Four months from now. A specific checklist that had very few actual activities, leaving a large amount of open time to fill…and a list […]

Three Unique Choirs Whose Praises We Sing

Have you ever stopped to think about the many different types of choirs and choruses that exist? Here are three of my favorites…

Unforgettable Extension Opportunities for Your Choirs

Having an outstanding choir program is half the battle. The other half is keeping the students, and yourself, encouraged and engaged year in and year out. Fortunately, there are some great extension opportunities available to your choirs. Let’s outline a few. Electrify Your Choir Rockstar Laura Kaye has created a program where you can bring […]

Pro Tips for Getting Grants!

Here are some hot tips (and some NOT tips) from someone who’s won half a BILLION (with a B!) dollars in grant funding.

Music and the 16 Habits of Mind: Persisting and More

The 16 Habits of Mind can be used to enhance mastery of music concepts, techniques and skills.

Mix and Match

A simple way of rewriting parts that allows us directors to adjust a score for changing circumstances.

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