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Vocal Health: How Choral Directors Can Help Students

October 2, 2018

One of the most important but sometimes overlooked jobs of a choral director is to help their students take care of their voices. With the stress of repertoire preparation and the other time-consuming aspects of our job, it can be something that we cognitively recognize but don’t necessarily have the time or energy to pursue. Our students, no matter the age, are going through critical times in their vocal development. We ask a lot of them vocally – range, projection, volume, facial expression, blend, tone, and many other skills – and we need to help them protect their voices and learn to care for them in a healthy way.

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Culture

Lesser-Known Stories About Leonard Bernstein: A Museum Tour

August 8, 2018

A large wall photo at a Philadelphia exhibition shows Leonard Bernstein during one of the most poignant days of his life – a day in 1948 when he conducted a concert with a small group of Holocaust survivors in Germany. The picture and the story behind the moment are part of the Leonard Bernstein: The Power of Music exhibit at the National Museum of American Jewish History. The presentation marks what would have been Bernstein’s 100th birthday in August 2018.

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A Classic Musical Returns Live!

December 2, 2013
Carrie Underwood in The Sound of Music

On December 5, NBC aired a live performance of the Rogers and Hammerstein classic. The Sound of Music cast may have changed, but the story is as lively and inspiring as ever. For those of you who might not be familiar with the full impact the show has had, here’s a little history:

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Broadway Comes to the Movies

August 25, 2011

I am among the fortunate who live close enough to New York to see a Broadway show, if not as often as I’d like, at least once in a while.  But there are a lot that I miss, and I’ve always wished I could see those shows, and have an affordable way to introduce my kids to my love of musical theater.

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