By Ailisa Newhall, Commercial Music R&R Coordinator Our choir members bring a rich culture of music with them from the first day they step into our rehearsal. To encourage singers to share their own music, we need to foster a safe and supportive rehearsal environment. All music, from classical to commercial, must be held equally … Continue reading Fostering Mutual Respect with Your Choir Members
by Brian Mitchell, President-Elect, WA-ACDA When I try to explain the importance of a choral experience, I find my mind fires off like a lightning storm, shooting around from thought to thought. It bounces from all of the amazing new brain research to the encouraging information coming from the National Endowment of the Arts on … Continue reading Why Music? The Importance of Music in America
Or, no one can avoid getting older, but everyone can prevent premature vocal aging by maintaining vocal and physical conditioning. April Brookins Duvic, Presenter - Vocal Music Program Director - Clark College Music Department Four years ago I presented a session entitled, "The Aging Voice – We've All Got One! (Or will someday, if we … Continue reading Training for a Lifetime of singing!
Our colleague, Joel Ulrich, writes his final letter (for the time being) from his role as R&S Chair for Music in Worship as his term of office expires. Thank you, Joel, for your service and dedication to ACDA! Dear Music in Worship Colleagues, Two articles from the June/July Choral Journal discuss aspects that relate directly … Continue reading Wise Words from Joel Ulrich, R&S Chair for Music in Worship as his term of office expires