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6514 Beyond Singing: A Blueprint for the Exceptional Choral Program

This course is designed for the secondary choir director who is searching for new solutions to old problems with their choral program. It’s the “everything I WISH they would have taught me in college before I started to teach” course. Topics include concert do’s and don’ts, teaching choral literature, rehearsal structure and techniques, programming, effective classroom management, building a support system, sight-reading, recruitment and retention, and how to have a successful choir program and still have a life! Activities include interaction and sharing with participants, visual and audio demonstrations, and other interesting and informative events. You'll walk away with a fresh and renewed outlook on your profession, and with many new ideas to aid your choral teaching career.

Instructor: Stan McGill

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Stan McGill taught 33 years in secondary choral music education in Texas and Missouri. Professional positions include Texas Music Educators Association Vocal Chair, and President of both TMEA and Southwest American Choral Directors Association. He has served on numerous TMEA, TCDA and ACDA committees including the program chair for the 2009 & 2013 National ACDA Conferences, and is active as an adjudicator, speaker, director and clinician throughout the United States. 
 
He was one of four national authors for the Warner Brothers Music Expression Textbook for Secondary Choirs. Mr. McGill, along with co-author Dr. Morris Stevens, wrote “90 Days to Sightreading Success” and “Another Sightreading Success” available through AMC Publications. Their middle school sight reading methods book “18 Lessons to Sightreading Success” is available through Hal Leonard. His choral methods book “Beyond Singing”, is also published by Hal Leonard and co-authored with Elizabeth Volk. His choral arrangements are available through Shawnee Press as well as the Stan McGill Choral Series with Hal Leonard.
 
Mr. McGill has had extensive leadership service with ACDA and his articles have been published in the Southwestern Musician, Common Times, Choral Journal, and Texas Sings. He has directed numerous honor choirs including all state choirs in Alaska, Arkansas, Connecticut, Kentucky, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and South Carolina. He has directed ACDA Honors Choirs including the 2008 SWACDA 8-10 Boys Honor Choir in Kansas City. His choirs have performed nine times for TMEA, SWACDA and National ACDA Conventions and have made 3 European tours. A native of Sikeston, Missouri, Mr. McGill graduated from William Jewell College and received his master's degree from Arizona State University. 
 
 

 
 

 

 

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Course Information

6514 Beyond Singing: A Blueprint for the Exceptional Choral Program

3 graduate credits
Location: IIT Hermann Hall, Trustee Dining Room

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Tuition: $900 (includes $75 resource fee)
A $75 deposit is required at time of registration. Tuition balance is due in full by the first day of class.

OPEN ENROLLMENT
June_16-20_2014
June 16-20
Monday - Thursday: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

 
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