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Ethnic Multicultural Chair’s Blog

I am proposing a format for a Multicultural Choral Festival sponsored by NCDA as detailed below. Interested choirs would sign up to participate. Participating choirs would be paired up. During the Festival, each choir in the pairing would teach the other choir in the pair their one prepared multicultural song, including all other relevant cultural, historical, and language details. Then during the end of the day sharing/performance, both choirs in the pairing would sing together both songs. Sharing/performance would last as long as necessary to hear all songs taught performed. Schedule might look like this: 8:00 - 9:30 choir A teaches choir B song from Ecuador choir C teaches choir D a song from Hungary 9:45-10:15 - choir B teaches choir A song from Germany choir D teaches choir C a song from Ghana Snack break and mingling 11:00 - 12:00 - choir pairs rehearse and review as necessary including sharing of relevant cultural information 12:00 - 12:45 - lunch and mingling with all choirs 1:00 - 1:45 - final dress rehearsal of pairs together 2:00 - Sharing/performance. Each director and choir acts as the clinician and is responsible for the preparation and teaching of their one song. Also, a representative from each choir will present a short edutational cultural information speech before the performance of the song during the sharing/performance. Please comment to this blog post with your interest, any schedule suggestions, any format suggestions, or any other relevant topic suggestions. I am in discussion with a host site in Omaha. Site needs to be able to accomodate several large groups simultaneously and have a sufficiently large performance venue to hold all participating choirs for the sharing. Thanks, Colin Brown Ethnic & Multicultural Perspectives Chair

2014 Conference Ethnic Multicultural Reading session

July 13, 2014  |  (0) Comments  |  Ethnic Multicultural Chair 

  Here are some of the lesson plans I wrote to prepare these......

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Ethnic & Multicultural Choral Festival

July 25, 2013  |  (0) Comments  |  Ethnic Multicultural Chair 

I am proposing a format for a Multicultural Choral Festival sponsored by NCDA......

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Ethnic/Multicultural Test Post

July 6, 2013  |  (0) Comments  |  Ethnic Multicultural Chair 

Test post with some test content....

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