Selecting Literature: The Key to a Successful Choral Program
with Dan Andersen
This session will focus on the importance of selecting the right music for your choir. This is more than just a “How To,” but also a “Why” session. We will discuss why picking out the right music for your choir will help them become a more successful performance ensemble. We will also explore why this will help improve your classroom management, as well as creating a higher level of interest and engagement in your singers.
ABOUT THE PRESENTER
Dan Andersen is an active clinician, festival conductor, and judge in Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky, and Illinois. He has served as guest conductor for the Indiana All-State Vocal Jazz Choir, the Indiana All-State Middle School Honor Choir, and the Kentucky All-State Junior High Honor Choir. He is a member of NAfME and a life member of the American Choral Directors Association, and has served as the Middle School Repertoire and Standards Chair for the Central Division ACDA. Mr. Andersen has enjoyed a long, successful career as a high school and middle school choral director. At the high school level his choirs were well known throughout the Midwest, consistently receiving first division ratings at Concert Choir, Vocal Jazz and Show Choir Contests. He has also been involved in church music for over 40 years. He has served as choir director and director of music at numerous churches, and has served as tenor soloist/section leader in a number of church choirs as well. His book “Warm-Ups For Changing Voices-Building Healthy Middle School Singers” is available through Hal Leonard.