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  • Inspiration

    Choral Director Magazine | August 28, 2019In the contemporary climate of data-driven education, you don’t hear much about inspiration in the popular rhetoric about music education and its role and purpose in the lives of children. But in fact, the music teacher’s most important responsibility is to inspire his or her students. Read More...
  • The Cards

    Choral Director Magazine | May 9, 2019Around the country, the school year is coming to a close. For high school students, spring break is fast becoming a distant memory as students complete projects and write papers, cram for end of course tests, Advanced Placement exams, and  finals. Performing arts programs, too, are in the last stages of preparation for the final […] Read More...
  • How Great is the Pleasure, or, Love and Music

    Choral Director Magazine | February 26, 2019A lovely eighteenth century canon you can make a staple of your school choirs’ repertoire. Read More...
  • What Your Students Will Remember

    Choral Director Magazine | December 19, 2018They may forget what you said, but they will never forget how you made them feel. Read More...
  • Personent Hodie

    Choral Director Magazine | November 16, 2018A closer look at “Personent Hodie”, a medieval Christmas carol. Read More...
  • Solfege with Amadeus

    Choral Director Magazine | September 5, 2018A Nashville School of the Arts project to learn as many choruses as possible from the Mozart Requiem in four months and then perform them en masse at a spring concert. Read More...
  • Teaching Modes and Exercises with Solfege

    Choral Director Magazine | May 7, 2018Part 4 in Walter Bitner's series on teaching solfege. Read More...
  • Teaching Music with Solfège – Part 3

    Choral Director Magazine | March 16, 2018This is a simple but somewhat thorough description of the syllables for movable do solfège with la-based minor and how I applied them in my work as a teacher. Read More...
  • The Legacy of Guido d’Arezzo – Solfège, Part 2

    Choral Director Magazine | December 1, 2017Solfège, a practical method for teaching sight-singing, and the oldest and most widely used system for teaching the ability to read music in the world. Read More...
  • The Joy of Solfège

    Choral Director Magazine | October 30, 2017This time of year, my thoughts to the wonders of solfège. Read More...
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