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Choir Music Works To Bridge Community Divide

Jun 20th, 2018 | By | Category: Adult choirs, African American choirs, AME choirs, Choirs, Gospel Choirs, Indiana Choir, New Orleans choirs, Protestant choirs, www.choir21.com

As our country continues to struggle with racial tensions and political divides seem to grow ever wider, the Castlewood Singers are working to bridge our differences through the universal language of musical expression. The Historic St. James AME Church, http://www.stjamesameno.com/, is the oldest protestant African American church in New Orleans and they recently hosted the Indianapolis […]



Garment Racks Etc. – Keeping Choir Clothing Looking Its Best

Jun 20th, 2017 | By | Category: Adult choirs, by Michael Leppert, Catholic choirs, Catholic High School choirs, Chamber Choir, Children's Choir, Childrens choirs, Church Choir dresses, Etc., Garment care, http://www.garmentrack.com/, Performance clothing care

http://www.garmentrack.com/ by Michael Leppert Maintenance of performance clothing is one of the most important logistical procedures of choir support personnel. No matter how musical a group may sound, a slovenly appearance can ruin the overall impression of their concerts. Choir members should look as professional as possible at every performance. Garment Racks Etc. is a […]



Metropolitan Youth Orchestras of Central Alabama

May 23rd, 2017 | By | Category: Alabama Youth Orchestras, Birmingham Youth Orchestras, Community youth orchestras, musicians ages 6 to 18, MYOCA, non-profit youth orchestras, Youth Orchestras

http://www.myorch.org/ Metropolitan Youth Orchestras of Central Alabama (MYOCA) is a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation dedicated to making music instruction and ensemble playing available to all, thereby developing character and sense of community. We offer opportunities tailored for the performance level and maturity of musicians ages 6 to 18, including group lessons on orchestral instruments and piano offered […]



Sight-singing – the Most Important Skill for Choral Singers

May 23rd, 2017 | By | Category: Adult choirs, Blog, Boy Choir, Catholic choirs, Chamber Choir, Childrens choirs, Choirs, Composers, Ear training, Internet resources, Kids choirs, Movable Do, Music Education, Music Instruction, Music Theory, Musical skill development, Sight-singing, Solfeggio

http://www.choir21.com/ Sight-singing or what most people think of as “reading music” is the most important skill a choral singer can possess. Sight-singing is best learned and practiced using Solfeggio or Solfege (soul fedge), with movable Do (dough) — also known as “Do-Re-Mi, etc.” This system applies each of the generic syllables to a particular tone […]



Berks (County) Youth Chorus in Reading, PA Announces May, 2017 Auditions

Mar 28th, 2017 | By | Category: Auditions, Berks Youth Chorus, Blog, Children's Choir, Community Choir, Free music education, Free music resource, High school choirs, Home page, Music Education, Music Instruction, Music Student Resources, Pennsylvania Youth Choir, Reading Pennsylvania Chorus, Reviews, Scholarship Winners, Scholarships, Vocal Instruction, vocal performance, Voice, www.choir21.com

http://www.berksyouthchorus.org/ Berks Youth Chorus (BYC), a three-group premier children/youth choral organization will hold auditions in May, 2017, for the upcoming concert season – its 26th — funded by the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, and the Reading Musical Foundation. A scholarship program will make it possible for many aspiring choral singers to receive tuition scholarships, […]



Sujoy Strings – Record-keeping & Planning for String Players & Teachers

Feb 17th, 2017 | By | Category: Cello Students Resources, Emerson Sandow review, Music Education, Music Instruction, Music Student Resources, Music Teacher Resources, Reviews, String Players Resources, Sujoy Spencer, Violin Student Resources

Ms. Sujoy Spencer www.sujoystrings.com sujoy740@aol.com 470-223-2342 by Emerson Sandow As the parent of a former ‘cello player and friend of many string players, keeping a student’s lesson materials, practice schedule and milestones is a frantic job – on top of teaching all of the elements of string method. An experienced and farsighted string teacher of […]



Chattanooga Girls Choir Celebrates Its 30th Year

Nov 22nd, 2016 | By | Category: Blog, Children's Choir, Choral Conductor, Community Choir, Female Choirs, Girls Choir, High school choirs, Home page, Tennessee Choirs

http://www.chattanoogagirlschoir.org/ The Chattanooga Girls Choir in East Tennessee, is celebrating its 30th year of fine vocal music education and numerous opportunities to perform to young ladies, grades 1 to 12, in the Chattanooga area. The Girls Choir was founded in 1987 and is actually six different choirs, arranged by grade level. The Concert Choir is […]



Windsong Feminist Chorus in Cleveland

Nov 21st, 2016 | By | Category: Adult choirs, Blog, Choral resource, Cleveland Choirs, Community Choir, Concerts, Female Choirs, Feminist Choirs, Lakewood choir, vocal performance, Women's Choirs

http://windsongchorus.org/ Cleveland, Ohio has always been a hot-bed of musical activity – both Classical and Pop, instrumental and vocal. So, it is fitting and to be expected that it would be home to a Feminist Chorus. Windsong is a vocal organization of women who offer empowerment through vocal performance that is conscientious and supportive to […]



Wahlert Catholic High School Choir Sings for Pope Francis

Nov 21st, 2016 | By | Category: Catholic choirs, Catholic High School choirs, High school choirs, Iowa Choirs, Papal Performance, Rome concert, vocal performance

http://www.holyfamilydbq.org/WCHS The 60-voice Dubuque, Iowa, Wahlert Catholic high school choir has been selected as the only American choir that will participate in the 300-singer performance in Rome at a Papal Mass on Sunday, November 27, 2016. The choir is under the direction of Aaron Behnke, who is as enthusiastic about the journey as his singers. […]



Caroline Soderlund Honored As 2016 Music Teacher of the Year

Nov 21st, 2016 | By | Category: Alaska Choirs, Conductor, High school choirs, www.choir21.com

A Fairbanks, Alaska choir teacher of over 30 years’ experience has been honored as the 2016 Music Teacher of the Year. Ms. Caroline Soderlund received the honor in Anchorage during the state-wide choir Music Concert. Ms. Soderlund was also there with her choir, of course. She teaches in three different schools, including Lathrop High School […]