Monthly Archives: August 2015

the hanging tree

I believe that choirs learn more from performing than the pitches and rhythms required to sing an individual piece of repertoire. Every piece of music teaches much more than the piece itself, even more than the music itself. I’m teaching … Continue reading

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Lighting a Candle

When I first started the blog, I intended to include some discussion of books about conducting; but I ended up talking about the work of conducting so much that I never got around to the books about it. But I … Continue reading

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lessons from looking

In a less-common-than-I’d-care-to-admit moment of following my own advice, I sang in a choir last week. It was the first time I have sung in a choir purely for fun with no leadership responsibilities whatsoever since 1997. I have my … Continue reading

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