Choral Director

Do Ti Do Ti Do....
Choral Director (2015) Vol. 12, No. 6, pp. 20

 

Learning Music: In Praise of Print
Choral Director (2015) Vol. 12, No. 6, pp. 18

In Spring 2014, during the RPMDA national conference in Las Vegas, Nevada, RPMDA hosted a SupportMusic Coalition "mock policy debate" that featured Kevin Cranley, president and CEO of Willis Music Company (and publisher of the aforementioned John Thompson piano method!), ...

The Practical Conductor: You'll Grow Into It
Choral Director (2015) Vol. 12, No. 6, pp. 16

If runners were like the singers I encounter, then Olympians would sprint, and collegiate runners would run. The high school team would jog and the middle school team would walk.

Fifty Years of "The Sound of Music"--In the Choral Classroom: A Very Fine Place to Start
Choral Director (2015) Vol. 12, No. 6, pp. 10-12,14

After a half century, "The Sound of Music" is ever so popular in U.S. and world culture and is an ideal springboard for musical analysis. Introduction: "Let's start at the very beginning." Maria is supposed to be outside, away from ...

A Tattoo for the All American Chorus
Choral Director (2015) Vol. 12, No. 6, pp. 8-9

The Virginia International Tattoo (Tattoo), regarded as the most patriotic of the world's great tattoos, is the highpoint of each year's Festival, drawing 40,000+ patrons from almost every state in the nation and internationally. For its 20th season celebration in ...

Getting the Most Out of Your Festival Experience
Choral Director (2015) Vol. 12, No. 6, pp. 6-7

The students leap off of the bus, hurriedly grab (or toss) concert wear out of the bus bays and go dashing to a warm up room while organizing their music....all while harried chaperones and directors are prodding them to move ...

Credits
Choral Director (2015) Vol. 12, No. 6, pp. 4

 

Of Sticks, Stones, and Glass Houses
Choral Director (2015) Vol. 12, No. 6, pp. 4

For our sister publication, School Band & Orchestra, of which I am also the editor, I recently interviewed Liberty Devitto, a man who had a thirty-plus year run as the drummer for Billy Joel. Sure those dreams change over time, ...

Table of contents
Choral Director (2015) Vol. 12, No. 6, pp. 2

 

VOCAL TIP OF THE MONTH
Choral Director (2015) Vol. 12, No. 5, pp. 20