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  • Navigating Copyright During COVID By Chrissy Swearingen

    Choral Director Magazine | February 12, 2021In addition to dealing with school budget cuts and how to teach kids remotely and/or in person during this pandemic, music teachers are now having to navigate the changing world of copyright licensing. Read More...
  • Performance Based Assessments: Enhancing Effectiveness

    Choral Director Magazine | November 30, 2020Several considerations to ensure performance-based assessments yield more than just a data point for accountability. Read More...
  • #TeachersAreEssential: Music Educators are #CriticallyVital

    Choral Director Magazine | August 19, 2020The need for the arts in every life we serve is vital, and you are the dedicated “composer” of each classroom or rehearsal session Read More...
  • What Community Chorus Leaders Should Be Doing Right Now

    Choral Director Magazine | May 27, 2020A few key takeaways on what community choral leaders should be doing to prepare for the year ahead. Read More...
  • Should You Write That Letter of Recommendation?

    Choral Director Magazine | March 18, 2020A 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. Read More...
  • Impart Your Love of Music to Your Students

    Choral Director Magazine | August 28, 2019As educators, it is incumbent upon us to communicate the emotional (if not therapeutic) value of music to those we teach. Read More...
  • 2019 Resolutions for the New School Year

    Choral Director Magazine | August 28, 2019With the school year now beginning, it’s a good time to make some resolutions—school year resolutions. Read More...
  • 10 Rules for Overcoming Stage Fright

    Choral Director Magazine | March 15, 2019Many 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 […] Read More...
  • College Music Internships

    Choral Director Magazine | February 26, 2019An internship can be one of the most rewarding experiences of a college education.  Read More...
  • Making the Dash Count

    Choral Director Magazine | December 19, 2018“Your life is just two dates separated by a dash...Make that dash count.” Read More...
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