Reply To: Contemporary music in the chorus classroom
Contemporary music can be a great way to generate excitement for your program and draw students who might not be interested otherwise. A great deal of student learning can take place in this genre, especially with the contemporary a cappella arrangements that are available now. As you have mentioned, care must be taken to ensure healthy vocal production in order to avoid excess tension in the voice. Student have a tendency to oversing, trying to push too much volume utilizing a vocal style that normally employs microphones.