Research to support single-gender ensembles
Date: December 1, 2015
Does anyone know any good research sources that support single-gender ensembles?
I am putting together a presentation for my Board of Education to change the current structure of the choral program at the high school. Right now, there are three, similarly sized, mixed ensembles at the high school, and the 7th and 8th grade choirs are mixed as well. These students are desparately in need of learning correct vocal technique (this is my first year in this district). I believe it will be easier and more effective for me to teach techinque (and other things) to single-gendered ensembles. Because of the middle school schedule, it can't happen at that level, so my thought is to take the two younger mixed groups at the high school and turn them into men's and women's groups, leaving the top ensemble mixed.
Any insight or suggestions would be appreciated! Thanks.
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