choral music

  • Survey: Choral Accompaniment

    SBO Staff | December 4, 2012A look at trends in choral accompaniments. Read More...
  • Warland Enters Classical Music Hall of Fame

    SBO Staff | November 29, 2012The American Classical Music Hall of Fame recently announced its 2012 class of inductees, and included among the eight was choral icon Dale Warland. Warland is a leading figure in the field of choral music. Read More...
  • Founder of the Choral Arts Society Retires

    SBO Staff | June 30, 2012Norman Scribner, founder of the prestigious Choral Arts Society of Washington D.C., as well as its artistic director for the past 47 years, is stepping down. 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...
  • March 2011

    SBO Staff | March 22, 2011Registration Open for 7th World Choir Games INTERKULTUR, the International Organizing Committee of the World Choir Games, has announced that the registration documents for the 7th World Choir Games in Cincinnati are now available to all amateur choirs, worldwide. For the first time in the history of the World Choir Games, the competition will be […] Read More...
  • May, 2010

    SBO Staff | May 20, 2010The Complete Choral Musician Workshop The Offstage Group will be host to music educators, musicians and, students at the 2010 Complete Choral Musician Workshop on June 27 30 in New York City. Emmy-nominated conductor and vocal educator, Judith Clurman, will lead the three-day intensive program. She will be joined by conductors, composers, scholars, choreographers, and […] Read More...
  • Choral Music Makes it Big on the Little Screen

    SBO Staff | May 19, 2010Wondering about what kind of exposure vocal music is receiving during primetime these days? The answer is “an awful lot.” Between “Glee,” “Clash of the Choirs,” “American Idol,” “The Sing-Off,” and the upcoming “Makin’ the Choir,” it seems that vocal-music-oriented television programming has never been more popular. While “American Idol” has been producing big ratings […] Read More...
  • Newer Music for Advanced Choirs

    SBO Staff | January 20, 2010We all know that sorting through the stacks of new choral music released each year can be a daunting and time-consuming task. While I often feature “tried-and-true” works in this column with a handful of standout pieces that fit a particular issue’s topic, for this issue I decided to focus entirely on recent releases. My […] Read More...
  • 2009, September

    SBO Staff | December 8, 2009New Choral Titles from Carl Fischer MusicCarl Fischer Music presents a wider variety of choral music for school, featuring some of the best known composers in choral literature, in addition to new writers. These new releases include folk songs from different countries, spirituals, new editions and arrangements of masterworks, and much more. Carl Fischer’s main […] Read More...
  • New Releases for All Ages

    SBO Staff | September 30, 2009In each article, regardless of topic, I try to feature old stand-bys, worthy pieces that have gone overlooked, as well as new releases. I recently wrote a series of columns highlighting choral music from history, which, by its very nature, neglected new releases. In an effort to achieve balance, I am turning my attention this […] Read More...
  • Uplifting Your Audience

    SBO Staff | September 30, 2009Programming concerts can be especially challenging for choirs, orchestras, and other ensembles in difficult economic times. While it may take some creativity to convince attendees hurt by the recession to pay for tickets, musical performances do have the power to raise the audience’s spirits. In school music programs, this may have a broader application that […] Read More...
  • Choosing the Best Recording Equipment Microphones

    SBO Staff | July 28, 2009So you want to record your choral group and don’t know where to start? With so many different types of equipment out there, recording may seem to be an overwhelming feat. CD recently caught up with a few experienced professionals who offered their expertise on microphones and other recording tools, as well as opinions on […] Read More...
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