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Field School Boys’ Choir Agreements 2015-16

This year members of the Field School Boys' Choir signed an agreement as part of their commitment to the team. Here it is. We are a non-auditioned middle school boys' choir with 31 members, grades 5th-8th, performing in the community approximately … [Read more...]

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Beginning year 3 of an a cappella boys’ choir: Integrity

  First class of Field School Boys' Choir 2015-16 was great. We are 29 singers strong as we enter our third year of the program. We will be using The 8 Keys of Excellence as a tool for contextualizing the school mission of "developing … [Read more...]

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Singing Workshop – Antigua, Guatemala October 25, 2014

Les espero en sábado el 25 de octubre en Antigua, Guatemala - un taller de cantos, gratis, abiertos a todos. Detalles aquí/Details here sábado, el 25 de octubre 10-11am Monumento a Rafael Landivar 5 calle poniente No … [Read more...]

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Singing Camp – In preparation for tomorrow

Singers, I'm SO excited to have you all together tomorrow. I will be picking up a few watermelons from the fruit stands today on my way home for us to eat. They are so good!! Now is the time show up and just be yourself and have FUN exploring … [Read more...]

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Singing Camp – playing to your strengths

Singers, when we start camp Tuesday you will need to be prepared to play to each other's strengths. Since we'll just be meeting each other you'll need to quickly be able to get to know each other. I encourage you to be up front with what you love … [Read more...]

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Singing Camp – 6 Voice Arrangement

Singers, I'm here at the beach and about to head out to swim. So this will be quick. Today I want you to hear a 6-person semi-professional college a cappella group singing Bruno Mars. - 1 guy soloist - 1 guy beatboxer - 2 gal harmonies - 2 guy … [Read more...]

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Singing Camp – Taking It Back

Hi Singers. Today you have a shorter listening assignment - I want to introduce you to the world of Motown. Now, I'm no expert on music history. But The Temptations are a wonderful, wonderful group from the 60s and I bet you'll recognize this famous … [Read more...]

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Singing Camp – Think of the Same Song Differently

Part of the beauty of arranging a song is the chance to reinvent the song. As we head towards Singing Camp next Tuesday, I want you to start getting creative with how you hear a song and how literal you need to be (or don't need to be) when you … [Read more...]

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Singing Camp – Hit the Replay Button

Hey singers. So, confession, if you don't know this about me already, I really love pop music. I am a slightly obsessive radio listener. I like to play games with myself like, what song do I think the DJ has cued up next for us in his database of the … [Read more...]

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Singing Camp Prep – Beginning to Hear Beyond the Melody Line

  Next week I'm running a singing camp for the first time with some awesome middle school singers - hey you guys! Their singular goal over the course of three mornings is pick a pop song of their choosing, compose their own a cappella … [Read more...]