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LIFE IN THE MIDDLE (OR, ENJOYING A GOOD PICARDY THIRD) STRATEGIES FOR LIVING LARGE IN A YOUNG TEEN WORLD Anthony Sears, presenter KY ACDA Summer Conference.

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1 LIFE IN THE MIDDLE (OR, ENJOYING A GOOD PICARDY THIRD) STRATEGIES FOR LIVING LARGE IN A YOUNG TEEN WORLD Anthony Sears, presenter KY ACDA Summer Conference Louisville, KY July 14, 2014

2 LIFE IN THE MIDDLE How do YOU live large in this middle microcosm? The #1 way to be successful is to… BE EDUCATED! 1) Constantly check ranges Apps to help: (Android) Da Tuner Lite, Musical Piano Free, Pitch Lab (Apple) Pitch Me! $2.99, Pitch Perfect for iOS (free)

3 2) Be aware of what is readily available to you. a) Working with Adolescent Voices by John CookseyJohn Cooksey The Boy’s Changing Voice by Terry Barham and Darolyne L. NelsonTerry Barham and Darolyne L. Nelson b) Finding Ophelia’s Voice, Opening Ophelia’s Heart by Lynne GackleLynne Gackle c) The Gordon Institute for Music Learning d) Cambiata Institute of America e) for activities and games!www.teacherspayteachers.com

4 3) Search high and low for the best literature. “Make your lit fit your choir, not your choir fit your lit!” SOURCES: a) (bottom of the page- “State and Festival Lists”)www.jwpepper.com b) – Repertoire and Standards tab (Junior High/ Middle School)www.acda.org c) (resources tab, forums, search)www.choralnet.org d) Look for reputable publishers (Boosey and Hawkes, Earthsongs, G. Schirmer, ECS, Santa Barbara Music Publishing, Colla Voce, Alliance Music, Walton Music, Pavane Publishing, BriLee, Carl Fischer)Boosey and Hawkes, Earthsongs ECSSanta Barbara Music PublishingColla VoceAlliance Music Walton Music, Pavane PublishingBriLee and not-so-familiar publishers (Cambiata Press, Independent Classical Music Publishers)Cambiata PressIndependent e) 4) NEVER STOP LEARNING!!

5 How do we get our middle school choir to live large? GIVE YOUR CHOIR…. PURPOSE SUCCESS VISIBILITY STRUCTURE POWER strong musical VOCABULARY and solid MUSICIANSHIP LOVE TRUTH MOMENTS YOU

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