Category Archives: Teaching Chorus

Recital Programs!

As a creative person, I do enjoy making an attractive product like a recital program, but sometimes they are a pain.¬†Below you will find a link to purchase some I have created, if you do not want to go through … Continue reading

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Colorful Clef Mnemonics

I know what some of you will say: “Don’t use mnemonics! It’s terrible!” While I do try to get students to memorize each note, or at least one starting note, sometimes a student needs the mnemonic to help them remember. … Continue reading

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Simple Music Symbols Quiz

This is a quiz appropriate for probably 3rd-6th beginners to music. I’ve realized that most kids easily get basic symbols confused, and often do not know the name of the symbols they are reading. This assessment gives some brief explanation … Continue reading

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Vocal Technique Tips

I found this article the other day, which goes over some interesting vocal techniques and links for other tips. DISCLAIMER: I have not read through all of the tips on this website and so cannot confirm their validity or safety. … Continue reading

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SOVT, Vocal Development, and…Straws??

Hello everyone! I recently had a student with an emergency situation: she woke up with no voice! This is a little girl (11) who might as well have been born on the stage — she sings all the time! And … Continue reading

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Article: Teacher NOSE Best – dealing with nasality in singing.

An excellent article¬† from the “Vocal Process” blog, written by Jeremy Fisher, on how to remove that gross nasal sound from your choir or soloist. http://vocalprocess.co.uk/nasality-in-singing/ Enjoy!

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Selecting Choral Literature

Selecting literature for your music ensemble may be one of the most important tasks you do at the beginning of the school year, and also one of the most difficult and time-consuming. Guest clinician Jason Locker presents some things to … Continue reading

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