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January 2011

January 19, 2011

Yamaha’s Pocketrak Portable Recorder Yamaha’s new Pocketrak portable recorders can slip into a shirt pocket. The Pocketrak C 24 and W24 are hi-fi, lightweight, small-profile recorders. The C24 is smaller than the W24, which features two stereo microphones, a wireless remote control, and other features for pro recording on the fly. Both models come with […]

The Other Side of Glee

September 28, 2010

I finally have a choir class at the middle school that feeds my high school; this is the first time I have had a feeder program. On the first day of class last year at the middle school, the kids asked me if I watch “Glee.” I told them I didn’t, because I am not […]

“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 […]

Choral Music Makes it Big on the Little Screen

May 19, 2010

Wondering about what kind of exposure vocal music is receiving during primetime these days? The answer is “an awful lot.” Between “Glee,” “Clash of the Choirs,” “American Idol,” “The Sing-Off,” and the upcoming “Makin’ the Choir,” it seems that vocal-music-oriented television programming has never been more popular. While “American Idol” has been producing big ratings […]

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