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Yes You Can - The Band Director's Guide to Teaching Choirs

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  • In this ever shifting job market, the ability to teach both band and choir has become a reality for many music educators. This interactive session will engage attendees in the innovative practices that bridge the gap between choral and wind band pedagogy. This session will also highlight instrumental techniques and exercises that can be translated in the choral rehearsal for the improvement of individual student vocalism.
  • Derrick Fox (dafox@unomaha.edu)
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  • Dr. Derrick Fox is the Director of Choral Activities at the University of Nebraska-Omaha. He has conducted all state choirs, honor choirs and led professional development workshops across the United States and internationally. His professional workshops focus on assessment in the choral classroom, building classroom community, rehearsal strategies, choral conducting techniques and shape note singing in the African American community. Dr. Fox has held teaching residencies at the Latvian Academy of Music and Syracuse University, led performance tours through Lithuania and Estonia as well as conducting the 2018 Texas All State MS/JH Honor Choir and the SWACDA 7 – 10 Men’s Honor choir. His recent engagements include presentations in Idaho, Nebraska, Kansas, New York, South Carolina, North Dakota; as well as conducting the Kentucky All State MS/JH Treble Choir, Hawaii All State Choir, Alabama All State Choir, New York All State MS/JH Choir, the Wisconsin Collegiate All State Choir and the National ACDA Middle School/Junior High Mixed Honor Choir. He was recently awarded the 2019 ACDA International Conductor Exchange Fellowship to South Africa and is the Artistic Director for the 2020 Perform International Madrid Choral Festival. As an author, he has written articles for many organizations and was a contributing author in the Hal Leonard/McGraw Hill choral textbook Voices in Concert. His compositions and arrangements are published by Hal Leonard and Brilee Music.
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