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#TeachersAreEssential: Music Educators are #CriticallyVital

August 19, 2020

The need for the arts in every life we serve is vital, and you are the dedicated “composer” of each classroom or rehearsal session

What Community Chorus Leaders Should Be Doing Right Now

May 27, 2020

A few key takeaways on what community choral leaders should be doing to prepare for the year ahead.

Should You Write That Letter of Recommendation?

March 18, 2020

A list of criteria you may want to consider in determining if a student deserves a letter of recommendation, and if so, how complimentary it should be.

Impart Your Love of Music to Your Students

August 28, 2019

As educators, it is incumbent upon us to communicate the emotional (if not therapeutic) value of music to those we teach.

2019 Resolutions for the New School Year

With the school year now beginning, it’s a good time to make some resolutions—school year resolutions.

10 Rules for Overcoming Stage Fright

March 15, 2019

Many years ago, when I was a junior in high school, our concert band director who was my private clarinet teacher, told me at a lesson that I had pretty much nailed Carl Maria von Weber’s Concertino for Clarinet. He said that he had the concert band score to the piece and would like me […]

College Music Internships

February 26, 2019

An internship can be one of the most rewarding experiences of a college education. 

Making the Dash Count

December 19, 2018

“Your life is just two dates separated by a dash…Make that dash count.”

So How Do I Learn More?

May 1, 2017

By John DeFerraro Over the course of this issue of Choral Director, we have laid the foundation for how you can approach the contemporary a cappella world, from specific rehearsal tips, to arranging advice, and exemplary recordings that are inspirational! However, the next step you should take is to connect yourself to the a cappella […]

The ESSA and What It Means for Music and Arts Education

March 20, 2017

A look at Every Student Succeeds Act and what it means for the arts in our schools.

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