Students don’t seek unity in their algebra class. They don’t seek safety in chemistry, inspiration in social studies, or hope in their phys. ed. class.
They seek all of those things in choir. And more.
Judging from the increasing passion and divisiveness seen across our country, our kids will be in greater need for the healing that only choir can provide than ever before.
It is our joy and responsibility to create that safe space for reconciliation. It will not be easy.
It is also our responsibility to avoid expressing our political opinions to our students. That will really not be easy.
Choir directors, prepare yourselves. It is going to be a hard fall.