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Jobs / Lincoln Consolidated School District
« Last post by tomstreet on May 25, 2014, 05:39:03 AM »
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Jobs / Midland
« Last post by tomstreet on May 16, 2014, 10:15:02 AM »
Midland Schools in Pleasant Plains, AR is hiring for a music position that includes K-12 general music, 6-12 instrumental music, and 7-12 choir.  Interested applicants should email or mail resumes to Donna Clark at Midland School District.  You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login or PO Box 630 Pleasant Plains, AR  72568.
Jobs / KIPP - Blytheville
« Last post by tomstreet on May 03, 2014, 05:24:58 AM »
KIPP Blytheville College Preparatory School is seeking a music educator who is deeply committed to providing high-quality, rigorous education to our each of our students. The current job listings can be found here:
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Responsibilities will include:

        Creating and implementing a performance-based general music curriculum for grades 4-6

        Designing a curriculum for a world-drumming performance class for 7-9 graders
        Conducting rehearsals for a 7-9th grade choir students ranging from beginning to advanced in skill level

Please contact School Director Maisie Wright @ You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login
Jobs / Lonoke Primary/Elementary
« Last post by tomstreet on May 01, 2014, 05:09:22 AM »
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Jobs / Marion Middle School
« Last post by tomstreet on April 10, 2014, 08:13:53 AM »
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General Discussion / Choir Rehearsal Rubric
« Last post by bmartindale on March 26, 2014, 08:03:19 AM »
Found several good rubrics on the subject at Hawthorne HS near Beverly Hills.  I condensed them down to the attached.  Going to start using it.
General Discussion / Revolving door in MS Choir
« Last post by bmartindale on March 26, 2014, 07:58:32 AM »
I have a 7-8 grade middle school choir of about 30.  The schedule, at the moment, is the lesser of two evils. I see all of the choir on M W F and on T Th about 12 of them go to PE.  This is not too bad. However, students get pulled for remediation and or PACE during the 9 weeks and filter back in later.  At the 9 week change, I may lose 8-12 due to remediation and gain 4-6 just out of the blue.
My question is; Should I even try to form this group into a CPA worthy choir?  Should I attempt to offer All-Region tryouts?  Or, should I relax and teach a little sight singing, theory, and try to learn some choral lit. of substance?
Daily Announcements / January 8, 2014
« Last post by tomstreet on January 08, 2014, 09:55:19 AM »
1. There has been a change in the Soprano 1 section in the Southwest Region list of all state eligible students. Please login to the Communications Center if you wish to view it.

2. Speaking of All State eligible students - any student who participated in your all region mixed choir and scored from chair 20 down to your all state allotment is shown as an alternate unless you notify me to delete them. That means in some cases you may have a student shown as a 6th alternate - or even higher. These students will remain listed as alternates until and unless you ask that they be deleted. Unless you plan to bring them for the alternate pool please notify me to drop them before January 31st.

3. I have set up an area on the website where all All State information will be posted. As we get closer to tryouts and clinic please keep an eye on that area.

3B. ALL STATE ERRATA - My Spirit Is Uncaged - On page 12, measure 47, the bass part enhanced incorrectly plays an E natural on the & of beat 2 (syllable "-lant") instead of the written D natural. This will be added to the errata list.

4. I notice in looking at the online submissions for CPA approval that several have already posted requests. YAY! More and more folks are scanning music an attaching it as a pdf. Convenient no? If you're interested in a scanning app for your phone just check your app store. There are several free and commercial apps that work well. I personally use Scanner Pro. I'm told that TinyScan is also good.

Related to that; the deadline for submitting music for approval is February 1.

Also, please don't bury the section chairs with a large number of requests hoping that one will stick. They have choirs to prepare too.

5. The list of previous all state titles will be repaired and online later today. Currently it isn't available.

6. For Ron Guess (Pocahontas) - Are you aware of any High School Choral Music programs in our state that may be offering concurrent credit with colleges and universities in their area?  Also, do you know of any Choral programs in our Northeast Region that may have Advanced Placement (AP) Vocal Music classes? You can contact Ron at You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login.
Daily Announcements / December 16, 2013
« Last post by tomstreet on December 16, 2013, 10:08:13 AM »
Hoo-Wee! This past week or so really played havoc with a ton of holiday performances. I know for many of you it's been a scramble trying to reschedule, or, in some cases, cancel. Makes the break all that more a relief.

As the semester ends a couple of things;

1. Going into the break please touch bases with your all state people to make certain they are on track. Once we get back from the break the roller coaster takes off again.

2. Speaking of tryouts, as the date gets closer please touch bases on the website to make certain you are keeping current on info as it is posted.

3. Remember that the spring AAA eligibility lists and certificate will be due on February 1st. I'm not certain how that might impact those of you who missed a lot of school but we'll handle those as needed. The main thin is to get the all state people certified before tryouts.

4. I posted a couple of links on the website under the Christmas decorations. One is the CPA primer that has been posted for several years for the new folks. Another is to something we're going to look at doing with tryouts. If you're going to be working at tryouts please check that out and respond if interested.

OK. 4 is more than a couple.

As we wrap up the fall semester take time to reflect on your accomplishments and gear up for a great spring!

Daily Announcements / September 30, 2013
« Last post by tomstreet on September 30, 2013, 05:26:29 AM »
WHOOSH! Tomorrow is October 1st. Lots'a deadlines.

I posted a link on the website to a list of schools that have incomplete AAA
eligibility. These are schools that sent either their list or the
certificate but not both. If your school doesn't show up on the list of
eligible schools please check to make certain it's not on that list. If so,
these must be corrected before your students will be allowed to participate.

Adding yourself to the online directory is REALLY important. The list of
last years' members will be deleted in a week or so after giving time for
the late registrations. If you've not added yourself yet please do so.

I love 'em all (well, maybe not so much July and August), but October may
very well be my favorite month. Here's to a colorful fall!
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