▲ We’ve all experienced attrition in our music programs. Our choirs have dwindled, gotten older, gotten unbalanced. The handbell choir goes into a panic when one person gets sick. Retirees move away to the Promised Land. Children are off playing sports. Musical instruments go unused. How have you adapted? What creative remedies have you cooked up? Let’s share our ideas, our successes, our flops in an open forum. There will be lots to discuss! Registration is open.
▲ There is no denying that we work in a noisy environment. A full organ, a resounding chorus, blaring trumpets, opera-trained soloists -- all are inspiring but they do present a workplace hazard when rehearsing and performing in close proximity. How can we protect our hearing from damage in these situations? What are the signs of hearing loss? When should our hearing be tested? Why are hearing aids important? How can hearing aids help in various acoustical settings? How can we help our choir members with hearing aids? Registration is open.
▲ Saturday Sharing is a series of free, once-a-month, one hour conversations on topics of interest to church musicians and others. Saturdays at 12 pm ET / 9 am PT on Zoom. Watch for upcoming topics.
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Royalties for Spirituals: Where Are We Now? - February 2024
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