2018 MMEA CLINIC SESSION HANDOUTS-CHORAL
2018 Clinic session handouts
“Adjudicator Training” – Vocal
Open to any music educator but is geared specifically to the vocal music educator.
Completion of this session is necessary in order for your name to appear on the MSHSAA Certified Adjudicators List to judge at the MSHSAA District Solo/Small Ensemble and/or State Large Group Music Festivals.
FYI: First Year Intensity – Vocal: “Sight Reading, Recruitment, Management and More – Help for First Year (and beyond) Choir Teachers”
Sight Reading, Recruitment, Management and More: Help for First Year (and beyond) Choir Teachers: Veteran teachers share ideas and teaching strategies with students and new teachers to help mentor and guide those new to music education.
Choral Reading Session (Treble Choirs & Men’s Choirs)
A reading session of music for treble choirs and men’s choirs featuring scores of varying difficulty and voicings. From two-part for four-part and beyond, this session will be most appropriate for middle school choirs and above and will highlight both new releases from various publishers and older favorites.
Choral Reading Session (Mixed Voices)
A reading session of music for mixed-voice choirs featuring scores of varying difficulty and voicings. This session will be most appropriate for advanced middle school choirs through university choirs and will highlight both new releases from various publishers and older favorites.
Meet the All-State Choir Conductor: “Building Sound and Spirit: Discovering the Voice of the Choir”
Voice Science can aid the conductor in training the voice in a choral setting, the results of which create the foundation of the sound and spirit of the choir.
Norris, J. Reese
Using tried and true exercises and materials, this session will provide suggestions for how to design the daily rehearsal to sequentially develop aural skills, tone, and music literacy over the course of the year; in a way that connects with middle school singers. The session will also explore techniques for the effective management of the male ensemble, voice classification, and creating esprit de corp and recruitment.
In any given rehearsal, singers may be learning notes, rhythms, text, historical and cultural information, music theory concepts, and more. This session will explore current thinking in how people earn best, including concepts of recognition and recall, rich contextualization, collaborative/social learning, and metacognition. Participants will experience these concepts in action, as they learn how to help singers
learn more efficiently and remember more effectively.
We all know that teaching choir goes far beyond teaching notes, rhythms, and good diction. We also have the responsibility to help our singers develop as people. This session will explore specific ways to use team building activities and leadership development within the daily rehearsal and/or weekend retreat to intentionally impact the personal qualities in positive ways and enhance the overall culture of your choir without sacrificing the quality of your artistic product.