Everybody Sings Everything

Everybody Sings Everything

Since we know that the vocal midrange is the best place to begin, why assign a young singer to a certain part and keep them there for years?  By moving people around, we build their skills for the long-term.

The Road to Redemption

The Road to Redemption

Reflections on my residency with the Blue Valley Northwest Choirs and Symphonic Orchestra as they premiered Redemption Mass.

Best Kind of Busy

Best Kind of Busy

I'm busy, but the best kind of busy.  Sometimes, I need to remember why I do what I do, rather than just focusing on how little time I have to do it.

Wade in the Water

Wade in the Water

This jazz-inspired arrangement features a fantastic accompaniment that is written so that no improvisation is necessary (though in this style, it is always welcome).  A cambiata part is included, and the arrangement is designed for maximum flexibility--SA, SSA, TB, SAB, SACB, and unison are all possible.  I will donate half of my proceeds from this arrangement to the NAACP Legal Defense Fund.

Alabama Gal

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Alabama Gal

Alabama Gal combines the classic tune—originally known as Buffalo Gals, but who in Alabama wants to sing that?—with The Banjo and Morte! Lamentation by America's first rock star (aka composer), Louis Moreau Gottschalk (1829-1869).  It includes opportunities to learn about counting sixteenth notes, singing arpeggiated triads, changing tempos, and the wild story of Louis Moreau Gottschalk.  If you have a young choir and want to show off a fantastic accompanist, Alabama Gal is guaranteed to bring down the house!

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The Journey to Mass ACDA

Read about Julian's experience at Massachusetts ACDA, and how being a part of Triad: Boston's Choral Collective has influenced his teaching choices at Curry College.