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  • Creating Their Own Legacy: Milwaukee High School of the Arts Choral Program

    Choral Director Magazine | September 16, 2008Since 1991, Raymond Roberts has been at the helm of the highly successful choral program at the Milwaukee (Wis.) High School of the Arts. His choirs have performed at numerous state and regional music conferences, as well as with the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra. Roberts has received recognition from the Wisconsin Choral Director’s Association as an […] Read More...
  • The Up-and-Coming Choirs of Bonner Springs

    Choral Director Magazine | July 14, 2008This May, Brian J. White completed his fifth year as the choral director of Bonner Springs (Kan.) High School and his fourth as the school’s music department chair. Under Brian’s watch, the choirs have grown immensely, swelling from the 85 kids he had when he arrived fresh out of university to the over 250 students […] Read More...
  • A Choir Takes Flight

    Choral Director Magazine | March 11, 2008In the spring of 2000, Kathleen Kane, the choir director at Roosevelt High School in Wyandotte, Mich., hosted a German high school choir touring the US. Though her students and their German guests worked together in the classroom for just a few days, Mrs. Kane struck up a friendship with maestro Bernd Spitzbarth. That brief […] Read More...
  • Show Choir: Enhancing Singing through Movement

    Choral Director Magazine | November 15, 2007photo #169; stevemarselstudio.com Often a controversial topic among choral purists, show choir has been steadily gaining popularity across the country as a viable outlet for musical and artistic creativity. Charlene Dalrymple of Oliver Ames (N. Easton, Mass.) High School caught the bug at an early age and is now in her third decade of promoting […] Read More...
  • Stars Across the Choral Universe

    Choral Director Magazine | September 6, 2007In 2007, Cherry Hill (N.J.) High School West broke new ground by becoming the first school to field back-to-back winners at the International A Capella High School Championships. However, the triumphant 11-voice male ensemble, Men of Note, is far from the only group happening at this hotbed for choral achievement: the larger mixed choir, West […] Read More...
  • Bringing Passion to Work

    Choral Director Magazine | July 6, 2007The choral department at Winton Woods High School in Cincinnati, Ohio has garnered awards and accolades to rival any program in the country. But one recognition that longtime director David Bell received this past May was truly remarkable. Every spring, Winton Woods holds an awards ceremony to honor the top 16 scholars in the graduating […] Read More...
  • Will Breytspraak: Giving a Kid a Chance

    Choral Director Magazine | April 10, 2007The best way to learn is often by doing and hands-on experience can provide insight that might never come from simply being taught. The opportunity to get your feet wet doing something you love, however, can be hard to come by. For Will Breytspraak, the big break came as a high school senior when his […] Read More...
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