Date: October 28, 2014
Hi, All. Anyone else let the students have a choice in the music for the year? I have been challenged by some of my more vocal students (haha...pun). They claim that if we sang "more fun songs" or "songs that are pretty" then more people would want to sing. I feel stuck between teaching them gorgious pieces, technically difficult pieces, etc. and singing "Omnia Sol" for the umpteenth time! I suppose I am defensive, but I just can't help to feel that area schools and other directors I know and admire, who also happen to have hugely successful programs, don't purchase 10 songs just so the choir can choose 5 to sing. Any thoughts would be helpful.
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