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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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Richard Gill

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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Technology + Vocal Music = Virtual Choir

I know you probably have already seen the two virtual choirs from over the last year and a half by Eric Whitacre, but I still wanted to share two of the coolest things on the internet. The first video is of Eric Whitacre’s Virtual Choir performing “Lux Aurumque.” The performance includes 185 singers from 12 […]

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Bobby McFerrin

Notes and Neurons: The Brain on Music

A video of Bobby McFerrin “hacking” the minds of a crowd has made its rounds on the internet. In reality it is a fascinating look at how the body and mind are linked in the production of music. So here it is: This is only a portion of a fascinating forum on how the brain […]

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