The Pitch Project

Friday, January 29, 2021
7:00 PM - 7:45 PM

This session provides activities that develop awareness for choral tuning. Choral directors can monitor vocal technique when rehearsing intonation drills, and we may monitor intonation when rehearsing vocal technique exercises. This is “cross training” for choirs. This session presents a rehearsal process relating choral tuning and vocal technique. Watson interviewed choral directors, coded the interview transcripts, and summarized emerging themes with examples from the literature.
Jim Watson
Learning Objective 1
Attendees will experiment with tuning and technique exercises that aid in the development of achievement under "Pitch Elements" in the festival rubric.
Learning Objective 2
Attendees will identify vocal technique issues that affect pitch, and they will analyze appropriate examples from the choral literature.
Learning Objective 3
Attendees will discuss the application of technique and tuning exercises to their individual needs as music educators.
Target Audiences
Choral, Elementary, General Education