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  • 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...
  • “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...
  • Filling up the Cup

    SBO Staff | January 20, 2010This latest Choral Director reader survey tackles the issue of fundraising, often a thorny subject among educators. Whether you agree that extracurricular events like festivals and performance tours should be funded by the district or not, for most directors who hope to provide such opportunities for their students, fundraising is simply a way of life, […] Read More...
  • I Grant You Three Wishes

    SBO Staff | September 30, 2009If only procuring funding for a school music program were as easy as rubbing an old oil lamp and bossing around a startled genie. Of course, there’s much more to it than that, especially in these trying times. Yet, beyond the bake sales and spaghetti dinners, the fundraising concerts and carwashes, there lurks a mysterious […] Read More...
  • Song and the Stage

    SBO Staff | January 23, 2009Aside from the standard choral department offerings, vocal music often manifests itself in productions that might fall under the umbrella of the Theatre Arts. These can range from show choir to musicals, from dinner theatre to variety-type school plays, and more. Some of these productions are lead by a drama teacher and housed in a […] Read More...
  • Annual Check Up

    SBO Staff | September 16, 2008From mounting pressures brought on by national education reforms to a tightening economy and the ensuing shrinking school budgets, there’s a lot for music educators to think about when it comes to surviving in our nation’s schools. Yet, any reader of this publication would argue that the survival of choral curriculums is imperative to a […] Read More...
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