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GUEST BLOG POST: ON PROGRAMMING, PART 3

This is the final installment in a 3-part series, the first two of which can be found here and here. In these articles, we discussed some of the challenges presented by the task of

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GUEST BLOG POST: ON PROGRAMMING, PART 2

In the first article of this 3-part series, we discussed some of the factors conductors must consider when assembling a program that is compelling, coherent, and musically

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GUEST BLOG POST: ON PROGRAMMING, PART 1

Of the many hats choral conductors wear, one of the more challenging ones to put on is that of programmer. In many respects, programming a concert is similar to the act of

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THE SEE-A-DOT CATALOG: SACRED PIECES

Religion and choir go together like peanut butter and jelly: the Western choral tradition has its roots in medieval Gregorian chant and mutated over time to include polyphony and

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THE SEE-A-DOT CATALOG: INSTRUMENTAL SOLOS

Our last blog post focused on pieces in our catalog with featured vocal solos, but we also carry a number of pieces featuring obligato instrumental parts as well. There are many

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THE SEE-A-DOT CATALOG: VOCAL SOLOS

In the See-A-Dot catalog, there are many great vocal solos for soloists in your vocal ensemble or choir, and now you can search for pieces with vocal solos on our Octavos page!

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ACDA Conference Edition

Confession: This is going to be my first ACDA National Conference. I’m feeling pretty excited about it and look forward to spending a week geeking out on my favorite subject with

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SEEKING PROFESSIONAL SINGERS FOR OUR 2015 CATALOG RELEASE CONCERT (NEW YORK, NY)

See-A-Dot Music Publishing is seeking 12 professional choral singers (3 of each voice type) for its 2015 Catalog Release Concert!

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Join us at ACDA!

I hope y’all have had a restful winter break and are ready to come back to your ensembles with renewed energy and enthusiasm. I know I was happy to take a break after the chaos of

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Programming Concerts With A Me$$age

Many choral directors have something to say to the world, though we don’t often use the concert hall as a pulpit. Audiences don’t much like being preached at, though they do like

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5 Tips for Commissioning New Music on a Small Budget

I can’t stress enough the importance of commissioning for composers. Based on my experience, those who make their living as composers do so by writing music, not selling their

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Fresh Choral Voices Found Here! PROJECT: ENCORE™

It was on the heels of our return from the invitational tour to Austria in 2008, to perform the European premiere of Randall Svane’s marvelous Mass for unaccompanied choir during

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September Newsletter: Programming your concert like a dinner party

I’ve always loved September. I think it’s because my inner geek gets excited about school starting. I’m sure most of us find ourselves standing in front of the classroom instead of

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How to Program a Concert: Planning a Full-Course Meal

One of the most important tasks for choral conductors is selecting repertoire for their choral ensembles. The vast amount of repertoire combined with numerous considerations for

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In Defense of New Music Publishing

I’m sure you’ve read about the evils of publishing companies, record labels, and the music industry at large. I recently came across some posts which made me wonder,

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Thank You! Celebrating one year of amazing new choral music

In 2007 I conducted my first ensemble and quickly learned how frustrating it can be to find great new music for a choir.

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August 2014 Newsletter – Shaping Choral Experiences for Women

It’s coming up on the end of the summer, and for many of us that means finishing our programs for the coming year.

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Shaping choral experiences for women: texts, the color palette, and building community

We sing to feel the most alive, the most vibrant, the most spiritual, and the most complete.

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