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  • Five Key Acoustical Concepts for Choral Rehearsal Rooms

    SBO Staff | November 25, 2013Five key acoustical concepts and their relevance towards your best performance. Read More...
  • Fundraising

    SBO Staff | October 24, 2013Raising Funds Through Events Read More...
  • Report: Finding Fundraising Success

    SBO Staff | September 20, 2011When it comes time to think about fundraising, it’s crucial to consider which campaigns might work best in a particular community and when and for how long to run fundraisers, while bearing in mind the ever-important what-not-to-do check list. Read More...
  • Report: Singing in the Windy City

    SBO Staff | June 9, 2011Over 5,000 educators, students, exhibitors and choral music lovers gathered from March 9-12 in Chicago, Illinois for the bi-annual ACDA National Conference. Four days of concerts, information sessions, exhibits, showcases and networking made clear that the world of choral music is as strong as the people who intend to keep it that way – and that’s a good thing! Read More...
  • It’s Easier Than You Think

    SBO Staff | September 28, 2010For those who have never done it, the idea of applying for and writing a grant can be daunting and intimidating all of that paperwork, writing, and valuable time spent. How does one convince an organization that their program is a worthy investment of time and money? Should the grant writer take a cerebral approach […] Read More...
  • The Latest in Choral Fashion

    SBO Staff | August 17, 2010Just as there are often dramatic differences between the presentations of a show choir, an a cappella group, and a concert choir, appropriate concert-wear for vocal groups likewise comes in many shapes and sizes. With an eye on staying hip to the latest designs and trends in choral fashion, Choral Director reached out to some […] Read More...
  • Travel: Where There’s a Will#149;

    SBO Staff | May 19, 2010Traveling with a performance group is often one of the most memorable and exciting aspects of a school music program, for students and directors alike. The opportunity to set a goal far in advance, and then put in the hours of preparation to actually achieve that goal serves to bring a group together like little […] Read More...
  • Profile of an Arts-Supporting Community: Richmond, Kentucky

    SBO Staff | December 8, 2009One cannot escape the barrage of news headlines reporting that nearly everywhere, states, communities and public school systems are feeling the wrath from the harshest economic storm to hit the nation since the Great Depression. Faced with shrinking revenues and higher operational costs, many public school systems have resorted to reducing or eliminating their band, […] Read More...
  • School Music Programs Weather the Down Economy

    SBO Staff | September 30, 2009In Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, the Liberty High School orchestra, band, and choir struggle to keep the winds, strings, percussion, and voices on the stage and in the classroom. Students are stuck wearing old, worn uniforms. The school’s instrument repair budget has been cut by thousands, and forget about seeing any new instruments. The band cannot order […] Read More...
  • ACDA2009: The Show Goes On

    SBO Staff | July 28, 2009The American Choral Director’s Association national convention took place in Oklahoma City, Okla., from March 4-7, 2009, transforming this quiet Midwest city into a haven for vocal music teachers replete with a bustling exhibit hall, on-site clinics, workshops, and outstanding performances. Teachers, performers, choral enthusiasts, and choral music industry insiders came from across the globe […] Read More...
  • ACDA Convention Miami Heat

    SBO Staff | May 7, 2007The 2007 ACDA National Convention, held in Miami from March 7 – 10, saw choral musicians and educators from across the country gather to share ideas, learn from one another, and celebrate the culture of vocal music. Attendees enjoyed a program that included performances by eminent choirs and clinics led by distinguished scholars and industry […] Read More...
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