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Building Choral Excellence (A Review)

Over my holiday break, I took the chance to read Building Choral Excellence: Teaching Sight-Singing in the Choral Rehearsal by Steven M. Demorest. Yes, you would guess correctly that it is about sight-singing, but not just that. Dr. Demorest provides a history of sight-singing in America, starting with the singing schools of New England and […]

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The Value of Music Education – Richard Gill

Thanks to Chad Criswell over at “MusicEdMagic” for posting this video from TEDxSydney. In this video Professor Richard Gill, the Music Director of the Victorian Opera Company, presents an inspiring talk about the value of music education. Some of the highlights that Prof. Gill offers include: All of that improvisation, all of that creativity… is […]

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Supply and Demand of Music Educators

Numbers from AAEE 2007 research show that supply and demand for music educators is generally well-balanced around the country, but certain regions have a somewhat shortage of music educators. The following regions have a somewhat shortage of music educators: Instrumental: the Northeast, the Rocky Mountains, the Great Plains, and the West Vocal: Alaska, the Northeast, […]

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