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  • “Has to Be Better Than Last Year” – MI Retailers Look to Capitalize on a Return to In-Person, Classroom Schooling

    Christian Wissmuller | September 6, 2021The 2020 academic year was challenging in a number of respects (maybe you noticed?) and school music programs – and the MI dealers who serve them – felt the crunch. While there are, unfortunately, signs that we’re all not quite in the clear and “back to normal” yet, it nonetheless seems probable that in most […] Read More...
  • Survey: Summer Camps & Workshops

    SBO Staff | January 21, 2013A look at the Impact of of Camps and Workshops... Read More...
  • Survey: Choral Accompaniment

    SBO Staff | December 4, 2012A look at trends in choral accompaniments. Read More...
  • Obstacles and Lifelines

    SBO Staff | October 2, 2012Surviving in vocal music education isn’t easy. This aims to uncover the elements most critical for survival and success. Read More...
  • Tape’s Rolling!

    SBO Staff | July 30, 2012Survey: Recording Audio & Video Read More...
  • Survey: Mentorship

    SBO Staff | September 20, 2011 Based on this recent reader survey on the topic, it seems that mentorship among vocal music educators is alive and well, with some 94 percent of responding choral directors indicating that they currently mentor other educators, while almost two thirds have a mentor themselves. Read More...
  • Survey: Back to School

    SBO Staff | August 2, 2011While the annual summer break offers both teachers and students a welcome respite from the grind of the academic year, it is also a unique opportunity for finding new music, professional development, strategic long-term planning, and other critical tasks and activities that might be difficult to fit into the cramped mid-year schedule. Read More...
  • Top 10 Travel Destinations

    SBO Staff | March 22, 2011“So much to see, so little time to see it,” goes the age-old saying. And it’s true: it’s a big world out there, full of opportunity to learn and explore. For school choral groups, there is no single “right” or “wrong” place for an ensemble trip or performance tour. (Actually, there may be a wrong […] Read More...
  • Finding the Right Fit

    SBO Staff | January 19, 2011Just as school music programs come in all shapes in sizes, so too do the extracurricular offerings for students looking to spend their summers singing. Although there may be tremendous variety in summer camps and workshops for vocal music students, each with a great number of obvious benefits, this recent CD reader survey indicates that […] Read More...
  • The Ingredients for a Great Festival Experience

    SBO Staff | December 2, 2010From local events in high school auditoriums to national and international gatherings in venerated concert halls, vocal music festivals come in all manner of shapes and sizes. While there are some universal elements that students can enjoy, such as the camaraderie of their singing peers, the experience of hearing other groups perform, and the chance […] Read More...
  • State of the Choral Nation: Assessment and Survival Tips

    SBO Staff | September 28, 2010In spite of some of the obvious benefits of a life in vocal music education such as the sense of fulfillment after a day spent sharing the joys and complexities of music with eager students the going isn’t always easy for school choral directors. With that in mind, it can be invaluable, on occasion, to […] Read More...
  • “Glee” and the Real Music Classroom

    SBO Staff | August 17, 2010Whether you like it or not, the recent boom in television shows and movies that focus on school music groups is undeniable. Shows like “Glee” and movies like High School Musical have been extraordinarily successful, and such programming shows no sign of abating in popularity. This recent trend begs some interesting questions: Do these shows […] Read More...
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