Festival Season

For high schools across the country, January brings the end of Christmas music and the beginning of Festival Season.

Time to take a closer look at the adjudication rubric, reincorporate daily sight reading, and polish a couple of pieces to an absolute shine. Right?


Continue to make music the point. Take your choir as far as you can, but never in the service of a rating. Make music, and who cares about the numbers?

Teach your students to make music and to recognize excellence. Use the rubric to start a discussion about your daily music-making. But never put the number first.

Happy first day back!

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