Artistic and Effective Conducting: Part 2

Artistic and Effective Conducting by: Dr. Ryan Kelly and Dr. Jason Paulk Part two in a series – previous parts can be viewed here.       Score Study that…

Fall Concert Time, Already?

  Fall is approaching! At this time of year, your rehearsals are well underway, and many of your ensembles are preparing for an upcoming Fall Concert. There are MANY themes…

20 Important Benefits of Music In Our Schools

20 Important Benefits of Music In Our Schools This article originally appeared on the Bachelors Degree website.  Nearly everyone enjoys music, whether by listening to it, singing, or playing an instrument. But…

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Conducting — Letting Go of Bad Habits

Conducting—Letting Go of Bad Habits By NAfME Member Michael Murphy The choral music educator’s job, according to Michael Murphy, “while rewarding, is a complex one. Sometimes it seems that managing…

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Making a Case for Chorus

Making a Case for Chorus “Of the educators who said that their school has no choir program today, 31% said their school used to have such a program.”– from Making the Case…

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Bridging Genre Gaps

“I work with popular and country music in general music as a bridge to help students listen to music with more understanding because it’s part of meeting students where they…