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World Choral Day is December 9

November 29, 2012

World Choral Day (WCD) is celebrated on the 2nd Sunday in December: this year December 9.

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.

2011 Director’s Resource Guide

June 9, 2011

The 2011 CD Director’s Resource Guide provides instant access to the services and products choral directors need and use. The following organizations, companies, and institutions include award manufacturers, music camp organizations, music education software developers, tour and travel consultants, trade organizations, uniform designers and distributors, and much more. With listings conveniently arranged alphabetically by category, […]

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 […]

“Glee” and the Real Music Classroom

August 17, 2010

Whether you like it or not, the recent boom in television shows and movies that focus on school music groups is undeniable. Shows like “Glee” and movies like High School Musical have been extraordinarily successful, and such programming shows no sign of abating in popularity. This recent trend begs some interesting questions: Do these shows […]

2010 Director’s Resource Guide

May 20, 2010

The 2010 CD Director’s Resource Guide provides instant access to the services and products choral directors need and use. The following organizations, companies, and institutions include award manufacturers, music camp organizations, music education software developers, tour and travel consultants, trade organizations, uniform designers and distributors, and much more. With listings conveniently arranged alphabetically by category, […]

Looking Forward

January 20, 2010

As we usher in the new year and the start of a new decade, threats to our national security and economic stability stream across the headlines with alarming regularity. Yet, in the face of such uncertainty, music continues to yield a singular and unique power to bring people together and lift our spirits. In tribute […]

Solving the What-to-Wear Dilemma

July 28, 2009

Oh no! The concert starts in two hours and I don’t know what to wear!” Fortunately, the vast majority of choir students aren’t faced with this predicament, as most choral directors require that their students wear mandated performance attire, whether that be robes, tuxes and dresses, or even simply matching t-shirts. Taking the guesswork out […]

2009 Director’s Resource Guide

Choral Directors’ 2009 Director’s Resource Guide puts all of the organizations, companies, and institutions that offer the services and products vocal music educators need and use right at your fingertips. Look up a single company, or browse listings to find award manufacturers, music camp and festival organizations, fundraising product providers, music publishers, music education software […]

Song and the Stage

January 23, 2009

Aside from the standard choral department offerings, vocal music often manifests itself in productions that might fall under the umbrella of the Theatre Arts. These can range from show choir to musicals, from dinner theatre to variety-type school plays, and more. Some of these productions are lead by a drama teacher and housed in a […]

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