Less Is More: Choosing Beginning Jazz Lit

by Charlotte Reese, R&S Chair for Vocal Jazz I grew up as a band kid and started singing jazz in college. I love the harmonies and singing those tight sax voicings. The trade off, however, is a load of time in the practice room pounding away at disjunct alto parts until they stick. When I … Continue reading Less Is More: Choosing Beginning Jazz Lit

Auditioning Your Choirs

by Joel Karn, R&S Chair for Women's Choruses The day I post the list of my choirs for the next school year is a day mixed with both celebration and sadness among my students. Many shed tears of joy because they've made it into the group they've longed to be in, while a few others … Continue reading Auditioning Your Choirs

Informative and fun; the WA ACDA/NKE workshop of January, 2014

by Darcy Morrissey, R&S Chair, Children and Community Youth Choirs Fifty-three choral directors attended this informative and fun workshop that centered on twenty-two unison/two part octavos by master classical composers. The workshop was held Saturday, January 19th, at the Meridian Park Elementary School in Shoreline. Presenters were Darcy Morrissey, Brad Wills, Leora Schwitters, Richard Nance, … Continue reading Informative and fun; the WA ACDA/NKE workshop of January, 2014

Interview with Lynne Gackle: Summer Institute Sessions (Part 2 of 2)

By Aimee Mell, Unison Editor We're so thrilled to have Dr. Lynne Gackle of Baylor University as our headliner for this year's Summer Institute. Read on to learn more details about her sessions on the adolescent female voice. AM: Could you please give us a preview of the sessions you’ll be leading at our summer … Continue reading Interview with Lynne Gackle: Summer Institute Sessions (Part 2 of 2)