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Survey: Summer Camps & Workshops

January 21, 2013

A look at the Impact of of Camps and Workshops…

Survey: Choral Accompaniment

December 4, 2012

A look at trends in choral accompaniments.

Obstacles and Lifelines

October 2, 2012

Surviving in vocal music education isn’t easy. This aims to uncover the elements most critical for survival and success.

Tape’s Rolling!

July 30, 2012

Survey: Recording Audio & Video

Survey: Mentorship

September 20, 2011

Based on this recent reader survey on the topic, it seems that mentorship among vocal music educators is alive and well, with some 94 percent of responding choral directors indicating that they currently mentor other educators, while almost two thirds have a mentor themselves.

Survey: Back to School

August 2, 2011

While the annual summer break offers both teachers and students a welcome respite from the grind of the academic year, it is also a unique opportunity for finding new music, professional development, strategic long-term planning, and other critical tasks and activities that might be difficult to fit into the cramped mid-year schedule.

Top 10 Travel Destinations

March 22, 2011

“So much to see, so little time to see it,” goes the age-old saying. And it’s true: it’s a big world out there, full of opportunity to learn and explore. For school choral groups, there is no single “right” or “wrong” place for an ensemble trip or performance tour. (Actually, there may be a wrong […]

Finding the Right Fit

January 19, 2011

Just as school music programs come in all shapes in sizes, so too do the extracurricular offerings for students looking to spend their summers singing. Although there may be tremendous variety in summer camps and workshops for vocal music students, each with a great number of obvious benefits, this recent CD reader survey indicates that […]

The Ingredients for a Great Festival Experience

December 2, 2010

From local events in high school auditoriums to national and international gatherings in venerated concert halls, vocal music festivals come in all manner of shapes and sizes. While there are some universal elements that students can enjoy, such as the camaraderie of their singing peers, the experience of hearing other groups perform, and the chance […]

State of the Choral Nation: Assessment and Survival Tips

September 28, 2010

In spite of some of the obvious benefits of a life in vocal music education such as the sense of fulfillment after a day spent sharing the joys and complexities of music with eager students the going isn’t always easy for school choral directors. With that in mind, it can be invaluable, on occasion, to […]

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