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Music About Music

May 19, 2010

It seems that composers, publishers, and conductors alike are drawn to music about music. Many composers past and contemporary have written music setting texts about music. Each year, several new works that fall into this category are released. This issue, I offer for your consideration a few ideas of choral works with texts about music. […]

2010, January

January 20, 2010

Los Angles Master Chorale High School Choir FestivalFounded by the Master Chorale Associates in 1989, the 21st Annual High School Choir Festival will be held on April 16, 2010 and will bring together more than 25 schools and 900 students for a day of singing under the baton of music director Grant Gershon. This year, […]

The Singing Team

July 28, 2009

Friday night lights, the thrill of the Final Four, the new billion-dollar Yankee Stadium. Team sports have a larger-than-life place in American culture. This is nurtured from our earliest days in school, and it contributes to social and ethical development in our children. But there is another “team” that is equally important one without a […]

A Choir Takes Flight

March 11, 2008

In 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 […]

Today’s Students, Tomorrow’s Audience

February 27, 2007

As symphony orchestras and choruses across the United States have been facing diminishing audiences in recent years, an intriguing study has come to the forefront to shed light on some of the reasons behind this alarming trend. According to a recent article in the Wall Street Journal, “it was in 1994 when the James S. […]

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