Monthly Archives: March 2013

Choral Conducting: The Rules

I have written that there are only two rules for singing in a choir: 1. Always sing your best and 2. Do as you are told.  And Rule 1 is more important than Rule 2. It recently occurred to me that … Continue reading

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“Laudate Pueri”

ACDA is including my edition of “Laudate Pueri” at a reading session in Dallas this week, so just in case anybody is thinking of performing it (which you should!  It’s FABULOUS!), here are some things: There are a few typos/mistakes … Continue reading

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Advice and Observations on Transitioning Choral Leadership

Last time, I posted an account of the many, many choral transitions I’ve witnessed and in which I have participated.  Now, a few thoughts on what worked and what failed. Of course, I don’t know.  Nobody knows.  Because this isn’t a … Continue reading

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The announcement in my ChoralNet email this morning said, “American Boychoir in Transition.”  And I thought, “whew!  They know it’s a transition.  That will help them.” I’ve probably been involved with  more transitions of choral directors from more perspectives than … Continue reading

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