Practical Teaching Ideas for Today’s Music Educator

Welcome to ACDA’s online magazine for choral director/music educators who are searching for answers and need fresh ideas or techniques to meet practical needs.

ChorTeach, our name, is derived from the German word for chorus, chor. It is pronounced, as most of you know, like the word "core." ChorTeach is designed for those who work with amateur singers at all levels.

Do you have a favorite article from a previous state newsletter you would like to share with colleagues from around the world? Send it to Terry Barham, ChorTeach editor, with the following information: state newsletter title, volume and issue number, year, title of the article, author of the article, your name, and email address. Articles chosen for inclusion in ChorTeach can be reprinted only with permission of the parent state newsletter.

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To view all ChorTeach articles from the current issue dating back to 2008, click here. The current year is shown, and you can click on any title to download an article PDF. Or, use the drop-down menu option to choose a different year. 

Click here to view the ChorTeach index. You can search all articles by author name, title, or by category.