Evolution of Music in Recording

It’s that time of year- back to school!  This afternoon we put the finishing touches on our classrooom’s bulletin board in anticipation of tomorrow’s Open House.  We are calling it the “Evolution of Music in Recording,” and a lot of the material is based on the infographic found above. We’ve had a blast hot gluingContinue reading “Evolution of Music in Recording”

Interested in Joining Chorus?

Thanks for checking out the Rising Starr Middle School Choral Department! Maybe you are a 5th grade student or parent trying to learn more about what it is like to be in chorus in middle school…. or maybe you are a current middle school student realizing that you should have signed up last year andContinue reading “Interested in Joining Chorus?”

A “Thrilling” RockFriday

Today’s Rock Friday got the kids into a frightening mood with Michael Jackson’s Thriller!  The class divided into three parts- singers, pianists, and sound effects.  This arrangement was super easy, and it took the kids about 15 minutes to pull together the video below.  Next year, we will start working on it a little earlierContinue reading “A “Thrilling” RockFriday”

Recruiting Strategies for Choral & Instrumental Programs

This post is for music educators that attended the session “Recruiting Strategies for Choral & Instrumental Programs” at the 2016 Georgia Music Educator’s In-Service Conference.  This link takes you to a shared google folder, where you can view and download copies of documents referred to in the session, as well as access a PDF ofContinue reading “Recruiting Strategies for Choral & Instrumental Programs”