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  • Learn Their Names First

    Choral Director Magazine | September 5, 2017By Walter Bitner I urge every teacher who works with groups of children to do this. At the beginning of the school year, or whenever you are beginning to work with a group of students you do not know for the first time – or perhaps a group that is a new constellation, some of […] Read More...
  • The Rhinoceros

    Choral Director Magazine | May 1, 2017Or why you shouldn’t always tell your students the truth. Read More...
  • Sumer Is Icumen In (Summer is Here)

    Choral Director Magazine | March 20, 2017Songs about the seasons help children connect with the natural world. Read More...
  • The Count

    Choral Director Magazine | January 13, 2017The Count is a concentration exercise - a group activity - that I used with my student ensembles in the last few minutes before going on stage for a performance. Read More...
  • Wholehearted Attention

    Choral Director Magazine | December 13, 2016Something fundamentally different about the process of music-making is of immense value. Read More...
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