My only full ensemble class only meets at 7:10 a.m.- help. me. please.
Date: June 25, 2015
As you have gathered from the title of this post, I have one academic (they are graded) large group ensemble in new school I am teaching at in the fall; yes, the class meets, 5 days a week, at 7:10-7:55 a.m. This is not a co or an extra curricular ensemble, this IS the choral program right now. Collgeaues, administration, community, and students all want to build the choir program up; I signed on to help them get there. I am gathering knowledge/research/data to support moving it into the school day with the "other" academic classes.
I am trying to gather hard data regarding, what we all already know as trained professionals, the times of day which best facilitate/support learning the performance art of vocal music.
1) Has any one seen a study, has done, or is doing a study supporting best practices for the time of day our students vocalize?
2) Are there any resources that you all might know about where I can gather information regarding the science behind WHY we know that singing so early is not the best way to teach our students healthy vocal technique?
I thank you for reading this post and any information you might be able to give or point me towards!
THANK YOU FOR ALL YOU DO!
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