Posts filed under: concert

Don’t only teach your performers the lyrics and motions. Teach them performance etiquette. Here’s the rubric I use. Concert Etiquette Rubric 4 = Student consistently stood still on stage, participating, not talking to others, watching conductor. Student’s motions never disturbed...
“A painter paints his pictures on canvas. But musicians paint their pictures on silence. We provide the music, and you provide the silence.” – Leopold Stokowski, reprimanding a talkative audience OK, let’s face it: people (adults and children) don’t know...
Did I grab your attention? Well, I’m not sure how to write this post without offending anyone. So, I guess I will just run that risk. My other post about how to pick great repertoire is a good place to...
Great music brings out the artistry in you and the children. Children deserve the best! I have found that music teachers often pick music that is trite and not well-written. This is why I usually choose folk songs. I wrote...
My 4th & 5th grade Chorus meets once a week during mid-day recess. We have two sessions: Sept – Dec and Jan – Apr. We just started our second session, and these are the sign up sheets I use.    ...