Workshops and Clinics in
Choral Music Education
Cambiata Press and Cambiata Institute
Cambiata Enterprises, Inc.
Alan C. McClung, Ph.D.
From the individual school or church settings to the international conference, the Cambiata Press and the Cambiata Institute provide workshops, clinics, and/or presentations to all educators interested in discovering the musical potential of the adolescent voice. In March 2017, at the American Choral Directors Association (ACDA) National Conference in Minneapolis, I will chair a round-table session on Why Middle School Voices Are Special.
The early adolescent “changing” voice requires pedagogical practices that differ from the practices used with the “unchanged” and “changed” voice. Nineteen years of classroom experience and twenty-one years of continued association with middle school voices at the university level has taught us a lot about how these voices work. The Cambiata Institute has been host to three national conferences (2012, 2014, 2016) dedicated to the choral music at the middle school level. Sharing what we have learned is one of our greatest joys. I hope to meet you in Minneapolis.
Strategies to teach sight-singing effectively is sometimes overlooked in teacher training. An experienced music educator with 19 years in secondary (middle and high) school and 21 years at the university level, I am the author of Movable Tonic, A Sequenced Sight-Singing Method, a GIA Publication. I conduct workshops and clinics throughout the United States, including sessions for American Choral Directors Association (ACDA), National Association for Music Education (NAfME), and multiple times for the Texas Music Educators Association (TMEA). In July, 2017, I will present my work on sight-singing pedagogy for the unchanged, changing, and changed voice in Barcelona, Spain, at the 11th World Symposium on Choral Music, hosted by the International Federation for Choral Music (IFCM).
So………it’s up to you! Invite us to your school, your church, your district, or your state. We enjoy sharing.
Alan C. McClung