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Webinar | Instructional Support
Arts Education for Students with Disabilities During COVID-19
Panel of arts educators shares their processes in transitioning to alternate instruction models, their challenges reaching students of all means and abilities, and the ways they are working to combat those challenges during this time.
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Webinar | Instructional Support
Materials for Distance Learning: Students with Low-Prevalence Disabilities
Resources for virtual music education supporting people with low-prevalence disabilities.
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Website | Music Theory
MusicTheory.net
Interactive theory lesson and exercise apps as well as online tools and exercises.
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Webpage | Professional Performances
Carnegie Hall
Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute provides a wealth of digital programs and resources for educators to use free of charge.
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Webpage | Reentry Guidance
COVID-19 Considerations: Guidance for School Reentry
American Academy of Pediatrics guidance on creating policies for school reentry that foster the overall health of children, adolescents, staff, and communities and are based on available evidence.
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Webpage | Reentry Guidance
CSU Aerosol Emissions Study
This research study aims to quantify the problem and more importantly, identify mitigating strategies to reduce infectious spread.
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Webpage | Reentry Guidance
Product Disinfection Guide
Yamaha product designers and engineers have developed this valuable and detailed guide for disinfecting musical instruments and professional audio equipment.
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Webpage | Reentry Guidance
Recommendations for the Practical, Fair, and Safe Reopening of Public Schools K-12
Cook Children's Hospital's recommendations for reentry to schools, including hygiene, schedules, face coverings, sports, music, mental health, and more.
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Webpage | Reentry Guidance
TEA COVID-19 Support and Guidance
Updated general guidance and FAQs from the Texas Education Agency about the new school year.
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Article | Reentry Guidance
International Coalition Commissions COVID-19 Study
Research study at the Univ of Colorado-Boulder to learn the effects of COVID-19 aerosol transmission in performing arts performance settings and give guidance. Preliminary recommendations based on initial results available.
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PDF | Reentry Guidance
Planning Guide: Scenarios and Considerations for 2020-2021
From the National Institute for Excellence in Teaching, a guide for leaders as they design their plan for 2020-2021.
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PDF | Repertoire
TMEA Anthem Arrangements
Thirteen versions of the anthem "It All Begins With Music" are available for download. Share them with your elementary through college ensembles, offering this inspiring music and text for their study and performance.
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Webpage | Resource Collections
Music Education Resources, Arts Ed New Jersey
Compiled list of resources for distanced learning support.
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Webpage | Resource Collections
NAfME COVID-19 Resources
Compiled list of resources for distanced learning support.
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Webpage | Resource Collections
Virtual Learning Resources for Music Educators (NAfME)
NAfME's collection of webinars and other resources for online learning.
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Webpage | Resource Collections
Yamaha Educator Suite Resources for Online Teaching
Compiled list of resources, including lesson plans, music theory, games, and more for distanced learning support.
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Webinar | Resource Collections
ASCD Webinar Archive
Webinars on topics relevant for remote instruction offered by Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development.
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Webpage | Social Emotional Learning
SEL Coronavirus Resources for All Educators
Variety of articles and pages on SEL in this time of the pandemic.
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Webpage | Social Emotional Learning
Teaching SEL Through Music Webseries
Webseries for all music educators on intentionally embedding SEL in music education.
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Facebook | Social Emotional Learning
Music Education and Social Emotional Learning
Facebook page dedicated to equipping music educators who are in a prime position to build students' social and emotional skills.
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Article | Social Emotional Learning
Developing Curricula for SEL and the Arts
Evidence and practitioner-based learning strategies that empower you to improve K-12 education.
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Article | Social Emotional Learning
Optimism Through the COVID-19 Disruption: Utilizing SEL for Reflection and Growth
Article by Scott N. Edgar, Andrew E. Morrison, and Bob Morrison about SEL connected to music education.
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Article | Social Emotional Learning
Optimism Through the COVID-19 Disruption: Utilizing SEL for Reflection and Growth
Article by Scott N. Edgar on how to deliver social emotional learning experiences through music education.
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Article | Social Emotional Learning
The Students’ Voice During the COVID-19 Disruption (Part 1 of 2)
Article by Scott N. Edgar on the effects of the pandemic on our students and how we can support them through social emotional learning experiences.
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Article | Social Emotional Learning
The Students’ Voice During the COVID-19 Disruption (Part 2 of 2)
Article by Scott N. Edgar on the effects of the pandemic on our students and how they have profound perspectives on e-learning and independence in these times.
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PDF | Social Emotional Learning
20 Questions to Ask Instead of “How are you doing right now?”
20 questions that can help develop relationships and show your concern during this time of pandemic.
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PDF | Social Emotional Learning
How to Manage Anxiety About the Country Reopening
Summary of some mind-body-spirit practices that are research-tested ways to deal with anxiety. They’re based in mindfulness-centered cognitive behavioral therapy.
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PDF | Social Emotional Learning
Initial Guide to Leveraging the Power of SEL As You Prepare to Reopen
CASEL shares this framework with actionable recommendations to help school leadership teams plan for the SEL needs of all students and adults during transition to a new school year.
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Podcast | Social Emotional Learning
Music Ed Mentor Podcast: Implementing SEL
Hosted by Elisa Jones, this podcast features Scott N. Edgar speaking about implementing SEL in music education.
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Webinar | Social Emotional Learning
Care and Compassion for All
In this 45-minute webinar features, learn how care and compassion fits in a world separated by distance and fear? Presented by Matthew Arau, Scott Edgar, and Elisa Janson Jones.
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Website | Audio/Video Editing
TwistedWave Audio Editor
Browser-based audio editor you can use to record or edit any audio file. All the audio is stored and processed on the server, so you don't need to download anything, or save your work when you are done.
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Software/Apps | Audio/Video Editing
Adobe Premiere
A timeline-based video editing software application developed by Adobe Systems and published as part of the Adobe Creative Cloud licensing program.
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Software/Apps | Audio/Video Editing
Audacity
Free and open-source digital audio editor and recording application software, available for Windows, macOS, Linux, and other Unix-like operating systems.
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Software/Apps | Audio/Video Editing
AudioStretch
Audio and video transcription tool that allows you to slow down, loop or auto-transpose the notes for a piece of music you are trying to learn.
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Software/Apps | Audio/Video Editing
Davinci Resolve
Combines professional 8K editing, color correction, visual effects, and audio post-production packaged in one program.
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Software/Apps | Audio/Video Editing
Final Cut Pro X
A series of non-linear video editing software programs for your Mac, developed by Apple Inc.
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Software/Apps | Audio/Video Editing
iMovie
A video editing software application developed by Apple Inc. for macOS and iOS devices.
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Software/Apps | Audio/Video Editing
MixPad Multitrack Recording Software
Multi-track recording and mixing software, using a single platform that streamlines the process.
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Software/Apps | Audio/Video Editing
WeVideo
Video creation tool for student and teacher use.
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Website | Composing/Editing
ArrangeMe
Through ArrangeMe, composers upload their works for free and set their own sale price for the piece to be sold on sites including SheetMusicPlus and Noteflight. ArrangeMe pays fees to the copyright holders and commissions on each sale to the composer/arranger.
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Software/Apps | Composing/Editing
Finale
Music notation software.
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Software/Apps | Composing/Editing
Finale Notepad
Free music notation software for Windows.
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Software/Apps | Composing/Editing
Flat
Online music notation software that lets you write music scores using your web browser. It is built for sharing and collaboration with others and with a library of scores.
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Software/Apps | Composing/Editing
MuseScore
Free, open source notation software allows you to create, play, and print sheet music.
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Software/Apps | Composing/Editing
Noteflight
Online music writing application that lets you create, view, print, and hear professional quality music notation in your web browser.
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Software/Apps | Composing/Editing
Noteflight Learn
Students can compose music, record live audio into scores, and get automatic performance assessment. Supports teaching composition and theory as well as for performance assessment and feedback,
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Software/Apps | Composing/Editing
Notion
Music notation software for all platforms.
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Software/Apps | Composing/Editing
Sibelius
Music notation software. Beyond creating, editing and printing music scores, Sibelius can also play the music back using sampled or synthesized sounds.
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Software/Apps | Digital Audio Workstation
Garage Band
Digital audio workstation for macOS and iOS devices to create, record, mix and master music and other audio, with functionality also available for video.
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Software/Apps | Digital Audio Workstation
PreSonus
Digital audio workstation for macOS and iOS devices to create, record, mix and master music and other audio, with functionality also available for video.
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Hardware | Equipment
Blue Yeti Microphones
A microphone for use in online instruction and recording.
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Hardware | Equipment
Digital Keyboards for Sale
Online review of digital keyboards and options to buy.
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Hardware | Equipment
Headphones and Headsets for Sale
School Outfitters headphones and headsets for purchase. Used for distance learning.
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Hardware | Equipment
Shure Microphones
A microphone for use in online instruction and recording.
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Webpage | File Storage and Sharing
Google Drive Training and Help
Get help on how to use Google Drive to store, share, and collaborate on files and folders from any mobile device, tablet, or computer.
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Webpage | File Storage and Sharing
Share Folders and Files on iCloud
Learn how to share folders and files from your iCloud Drive.
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Video | File Storage and Sharing
Dropbox Tutorials
Learn how to use Dropbox to store and share files and folders.
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Video | File Storage and Sharing
Microsoft One Drive Video Training
Learn how to use Microsoft OneDrive for file managing your files.
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Website | Instructional Tools
Learning Synths
Learn the basics of using synthesizers, with no prior experience or equipment is required. All interaction is in the browser.
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Software/Apps | Instructional Tools
EdPuzzle
Create interactive video lessons for your students you can integrate into your LMS. Track students' progress with analytics.
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Software/Apps | Instructional Tools
Flipgrid
Website that allows teachers to create "grids" to facilitate video discussions. Each grid is like a message board where teachers can pose questions, called "topics," and students can post video responses that appear in a tiled grid display.
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Software/Apps | Instructional Tools
Internet MIDI Keyboard
Connect two MIDI instruments over the Internet. Play a MIDI piano in one location and that sound will be heard through the MIDI device you're connected to over the Internet.
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Software/Apps | Instructional Tools
Kahoot!
Engaging group and distance learning for teachers and students. Allows you to create quizzes, use existing templates, import questions, add videos or drawings, and host games. Can integrate with LMS.
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Software/Apps | Instructional Tools
Loom
Video recording tool that helps you get your message across through instantly shareable videos. Share videos of yourself teaching, enabling users to share their screen and make comments on existing assignments, websites, and presentations.
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Software/Apps | Instructional Tools
Sight-Reading Factory
This cloud-based service allows you to customize and generate sightreading examples instantly, on-demand for music educators and students of all ages and abilities.
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Hardware | Instructional Tools
Apple TV
Project the screen from any apple device to a television hooked up to Apple TV.
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Hardware | Instructional Tools
Chromecast
Device that plugs into any TV or monitor with an HDMI port, and can stream content from your phone or computer onto the big screen.
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Hardware | Instructional Tools
Promethean Board
Interactive white board that allows you to project an image from a laptop or a computer, as well as interact with the board through touch or specialized pens.
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Webpage | Learning Management Platform
Teacher Quickstart to using Edsby
Learn how to use this software application that combines social networking with class and student management features. It is a learning management system with data aggregation and analytics features for K-12 students, teachers, and parents.
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Webpage | Learning Management Platform
TeacherKit Tutorials
Learn how to use TeacherKit, a personal organizer for the teacher. It enables the teacher to organize classes, and students.
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Google File | Live Music Platform
Remote Live Music-Making With Jamulus
Instructions for using Jamulus, a remote live music making solution. (39 pages)
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Software/Apps | Live Music Platform
JackTrip
JackTrip supports bidirectional, high quality, uncompressed audio streaming with any number of channels, enabling real-time musical collaboration over the Internet.
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Software/Apps | Live Music Platform
Jamkazam
Live music platform and social network, enabling musicians to play music together in real time from different locations over the Internet. Significant setup and hardware required.
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Software/Apps | Live Music Platform
Jamulus
The Jamulus opensource software is intended to enable musicians to perform real-time jam sessions over the Internet. There is a server which collects the audio data from each Jamulus client, mixes the audio data and sends the mix back to each client. Significant setup required.
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Software/Apps | Live Music Platform
Ninjam
NINJAM is open source (GPL) software to allow people to make real music together via the Internet.
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Software/Apps | Live Music Platform
SoundJack
Soundjack is a browser-based low-latency communication system.
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Webpage | Live Streaming
How to use FaceBook Live
Learn how to broadcast a conversation, performance, Q&A, or virtual event.
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Webpage | Live Streaming
YouTube Live Streaming & Premieres
Steps for creating a YouTube channel and how to set up live streaming.
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Software/Apps | Mobile Scanners
DocScanner
App used to scan and digitize documents.
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Software/Apps | Mobile Scanners
ScannerPro
App to scan documents to your iOS device.
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Software/Apps | Mobile Scanners
Sheet Music Scanner
Scan sheet music and play back the music from your device, choosing an instrument. Supports transposition. Allows export to other apps in multiple formats.
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Software/Apps | Music Reading App
forScore
This music reading app utilizes PDFs, offers ways to organize files and search for them, connects with your computer to access files there. You can download/import files, annotate them, purchase from the app, and use bluetooth page turner apps with it.
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Software/Apps | Music Reading App
NewZik
Offers ways to organize files and search for them. You can download/import files, annotate them, purchase from the app, and use bluetooth page turner apps with it.
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Software/Apps | Screen Recorder
Screencastify
A free Chrome extension that “lives” in your browser. With Screencastify you can record, edit, and share videos of your computer screen. Recordings can be shared via email, embedding code, YouTube, Google Classroom, and more.
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Website | Technology Support
Midnight Music
Online music tech professional development, lesson plans, personalized support in using technology in music education. Many free tutorials and lesson plans, as well as custom training.
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Facebook | Technology Support
Music Educators Creating Online Learning
A private Facebook group started at the onset of school closures. It is a frequently updated repository and help center for music educators teaching online (over 44,000 members).
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Facebook | Technology Support
Virtual Music Room
Private Facebook group designed for teachers who want to explore & discuss all things music-technology related.
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Webpage | Videoconferencing
Free Conference Call Tutorials
Learn how to use FreeConference, a tool allowing audio and video conferencing, screen sharing, recording.
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Webpage | Videoconferencing
Google Meet Training and Help
Guidance on using Google Meet to host a video meeting.
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Video | Videoconferencing
Cisco Webex Meetings Video Tutorials
These videos cover important topics like scheduling, starting, and joining your Webex meetings.
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Video | Videoconferencing
MIcrosoft Teams Video Training
Learn how to use Microsoft Teams to have video conferencing, collaborate with teams, upload files, and more.
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Software/Apps | Videoconferencing
Zoom Support During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Training resources, setup resources, and guidance for using Zoom for events and educational purposes.
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Webpage | Virtual Ensemble
Copyright Fundamentals: Are You Breaking the Law?
Janice Bane, manager of the copyright and licensing department at the Barbershop Harmony Society shares some insight on copyright practices and how we can continue performing without breaking the rules.
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PDF | Virtual Ensemble
Organizing & Editing Virtual Ensemble Videos
Guidance on how to create a virtual ensemble from start to finish—what you need, best way to gather videos from your musicians, and how to edit the tracks together so they align.
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PDF | Virtual Ensemble
Virtual Ensemble Musician Instructions
Sample of instructions to provide musicians who will participate in a virtual ensemble.
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PDF | Advocacy
Advocating for Music Education through SEL
The basics on how to advocate effectively for music education by building the case of how well we can deliver social emotional learning through our discipline.
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PDF | Advocacy
SEL and Music Education
What research says about adolescent mental health, the positive effects of SEL through music education on adolescents, and how we build communities in our classrooms (May 2020).
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Video | Advocacy
Music Changes Lives Advocacy Videos
Communicate the value of music education by sharing these videos wherever you have the opportunity (Spanish subtitled versions are available for download).
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Software/Apps | Communication
Microsoft Teams
Microsoft 365 users can chat, meet, call, and collaborate all in one place.
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Software/Apps | Communication
Remind
Communications app for reaching students and parents via two-way text messaging that doesn't use a personal contact. Get read receipts.
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Webpage | Idea Sharing
TMEA Connections
Watch previous TMEA Connections events held via Zoom, hosted by our Divisional Vice-Presidents, and download supporting documents. Register to join future events.
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Facebook | Idea Sharing
Music Educators-Looking Ahead
Private Facebook group of professional Music Educators doing our best to keep all the plates spinning while preparing for a "new normal."
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Podcast | Idea Sharing
The Score
Honest discussions about the hosts' experience teaching music in an urban setting, with a goal of providing a positive, solution-based narrative to create more effective, compassionate and culturally relevant music educators.
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Webpage | Legal
Interactive Video Streaming: A Step-By-Step Process for Copyright
Step-by-step process for securing copyright for interactive streams of video performance.
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Webpage | Legal
Livestream Your Music with Copyright Compliance
A step-by-step guide to help make your live stream event copyright compliant.
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Webinar | Legal
Copyright Guidance for Singing in a Virtual World
One-hour webinar relevant to anyone seeking copyright information about livestreaming or hosting performances online.
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Software/Apps | Organization
GoodNotes
Designed as a handwriting app, you can create, import, and edit documents. Could use for sharing marked music scores in real time. Works as a searchable storage tool for documents you create or annotate.
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Website | Instructional Support
Brass Excerpts
Repository of excerpts of brass solo and ensemble music in the public domain to download, listen to, and practice.
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Website | Instructional Support
Drummerworld
Website about jazz, rock, rhythm and blues, funk, country, and pop drummers. The site features biographies, sounds, videos and pictures of important drummers and session drummers, as well as a drum clinic and lesson section where drummers can learn from the masters
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Website | Instructional Support
Learn Jazz Standards
Free resources include a podcast, video lessons, blog, and index of jazz standards with backing tracks and videos to help in learning.
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Website | Instructional Support
Lincoln Center Jazz
Watch live webcasts, recorded videos, and get learning resources from the Jazz Academy.
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Webpage | Instructional Support
Free Resources for Band Directors
Video and downloadable files from John McAllister, a high school band director who also composes/arranges and wants to share his ideas with others (warmups, scales/technique, sightreading, games, posters, and more).
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Webpage | Instructional Support
Jazz Education Network Educator Resources
A wealth of resources for jazz educators on lessons, composition, history, and much more.
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Webpage | Instructional Support
U.S. Marine Band Educational Resources
The Marine Band presents recordings and more resources for educational support.
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Podcast | Instructional Support
Virtual Band Director Conference
Learn from top music educators from around the country through Interviews, panel discussions, and live experiences.
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Video | Instructional Support
Virtual Band Director Conference
Video presentations on band pedagogy and program ideas presented via the Virtual Band Directors Conference.
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Video | Music Lessons
US Marine Band Instrument Lessons
Eighteen basic band instrument lessons led by members of the U.S. Marine Band.
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Webpage | Reentry Guidance
Army Band COVID-19 Risk Mitigation for Large Groups
Army Band COVID-19 Risk Mitigation for Large Groups
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Webpage | Reentry Guidance
CBDNA COVID-19 Response Committee Report
College Band Directors National Association presents instructional models, ideas for next steps, and other resources in this May 21, 2020 report.
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Webpage | Reentry Guidance
HSBDNA Recommendations for the Maintenance and Continuation of Band Education
High School Band Directors National Association presents this blueprint for viable instrumental music instruction for teachers, directors, administrators, and school systems (May 26, 2020).
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Article | Reentry Guidance
Instrument Cleaning Guidelines and Information
From NFHS, NAfME, and NAMM, instrument cleaning guidelines for use by music educators and for teaching students and parents how to clean instruments.
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PDF | Reentry Guidance
Student Safety & Music Program Continuation Ideas
American Band Masters Association guidance on schedules, accommodations, finance, and more, related to the return to school.
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Facebook | Idea Sharing
Band Directors
Private Facebook group intended to bring the band directing profession under one roof, free of distraction and outside influence.
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Facebook | Idea Sharing
Bandmaster's Forum
Public Facebook group designed to be a resource, sounding board, and support forum for anyone who is a Brass Band Bandmaster.
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Facebook | Idea Sharing
Beginning Band Engagement
Private FB Group exclusively for beginning band ideas for quality, meaningful and fun teaching activities.
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Facebook | Idea Sharing
The Busy Band Director
Facebook page intended to offer band directors information on products and guidance they need to elevate their classroom teaching and success and save them time.
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Podcast | Idea Sharing
Leading Band Through Covidland
Band Director Lindsey Gardner uses these podcasts to have conversations about how band directors are navigating through these times of pandemic.
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Webpage | Instructional Support
Mariachi Publishing's Education Resources
Collection of information and resources for the mariachi educator.
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Video | Reentry Guidance
We Mean Clean: Instrument Care for Students
Sponsored by UNT Texas Center for Performing Arts Health, these videos show students how to clean their instruments.
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Website | Repertoire
LA Film Conducting Intensive New Music Project
Compositions by award-winning media composers from throughout the globe, free for the 2020/2021 concert season, written for varied ensemble sizes, from solo instrument to groups up to 20 musicians.
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Webpage | Lesson Plans
Music Resources for School Closures
Little Kids Rock offers a series of lessons and recommended resources for distanced learning.
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Website | Music Theory
Artusi
Suite of digital workbooks to help students learn music theory, to improve the overall level of music theory knowledge and to save time to devote to the more creative aspects of music.
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Webpage | Professional Performances
Metropolitan Opera Free Student Streams
Weekly, Met Opera is offering one opera specially selected for our young audience members around the globe, along with a collection of educational materials that will help viewers engage with and enjoy the performance.
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Software/Apps | Practice Tools
PracticeFirst
Practice and assessment tool that gives students instantaneous and intuitive feedback.
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Software/Apps | Practice Tools
SmartMusic
Web-based suite of music education tools that support practice. Repertoire library, practice tools, helps teachers track students progress.
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Webinar | Leadership
Scott Lang Leadership's COVID Webinars
One-hour webinars produced in response to the current COVID Pandemic by Scott Lang Leadership and Innovation for Music Education.
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Webpage | Curriculum Planning
Center for Curriculum Design in Music Education
Online courses in curriculum design in music education and remote instruction.
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PDF | Curriculum Planning
What Will Music Class Look Like - Fall 2020 and Beyond?
By answering the steps on this flow chart, that author offers advice on how music learning can be structured and the curriculum and resource considerations.
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Webinar | Curriculum Planning
What Will Music Class Look Like - Fall 2020 and Beyond?
In this one-hour webinar,get advice on how music learning can be structured and curriculum and resource considerations, facilitated by Nyssa Brown of Music Ed Forward.
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Website | Lesson Plans
Khan Academy
Nonprofit offering K-12 lessons, including Arts & Humanities. Search the site on 'music' to find music-related lessons and information.
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PDF | Lesson Plans
At-Home Music Activities
At home music activities for K-12 learners, intended to be flexible and adaptable for the needs of all learners.
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Video | Music Lessons
Khan Academy Music Basics
Sixteen basic music concept lessons offered by Khan Academy.
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Software/Apps | Music Theory
Breezin' Thru Theory
For grades 4-12, this subscription-based program is designed to help students learn music theory, covering basic fundamentals and solfège, up to advanced rhythm, intervals, triads and four note chords. An add-on component is available for music composition instruction.
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PDF | Reentry Guidance
American School in Japan: Roadmap for Reopening
Reopening plan for the American School in Japan published in May 2020, including scheduling and safety protocols.
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Webpage | Resource Collections
Mrs. Stouffer's Music Room: Music at Home
A compiled list of websites with games, activities, videos suitable for remote instruction.
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PDF | Social Emotional Learning
SEL Strategies in Virtual Setting
Strategies for meeting K-12 students’ social-emotional needs in virtual settings.
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Video | Accompaniment Tracks
How to Create a Backing Track from a Recording
This tutorial video demonstrates how to take an existing recording of a piece and use Logic on Mac OSX to create a back track for students to play along with.
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Website | Instructional Tools
Get Started Making Music
In these lessons, learn the basics of music-making with no prior experience or equipment required (all interaction is through the browser). Interactive lessons on beats, notes and scales, chords, basslines, melodies, song structure, and more advanced topics (mobile version is in Beta mode as of 7/27).
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Website | Instructional Tools
Teachers Pay Teachers
Online marketplace of K-12 resources created by music teachers at cost and some free. You can choose Music as the category and filter on grade level within the site.
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Website | Instructional Tools
The Music Interactive
Website developed to distribute music learning activities and games that cover a broad range of uses in both classroom and performance based environments, including free classroom and performance apps.
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Website | Instructional Tools
The Rhythm Trainer
Free online program for learning and practicing rhythm through two modes: where you click the rhythm you hear and where you see a rhythm and choose the sound that matches. You can email your session results.
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Software/Apps | Instructional Tools
Chrome MusicLab
This website is intended to make learning music more accessible through fun, hands-on experiments. Students can explore music and its connections to science, math, art, as well as make and share their own songs, and more.
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Facebook | Learning Management Platform
Google Classroom for Teachers
Private Facebook group for K-12 music teachers and college professors who are using GoogleClassroom in their music classes.
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Software/Apps | Learning Management Platform
Canvas
This LMS enrolls parents with their students to provide visibility into their children's learning experience and provides actionable analytics to teachers and administrators.
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Software/Apps | Learning Management Platform
Google Classroom
Free web service developed by Google for schools that aims to simplify creating, distributing, and grading assignments. It is used for assignments, communications, grading, lesson delivery.
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Software/Apps | Learning Management Platform
MusicFirst
Cloud-based and combines learning management software for music educators with content and integrated software to help educators monitor student progress, make lesson plans, and create assignments.
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Software/Apps | Learning Management Platform
Nearpod
Student engagement platform that can be used by teachers to offer presentations that can contain quizzes, polls, videos, images, web content, and more.
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Software/Apps | Learning Management Platform
Schoology
virtual learning environment for K-12 school and higher education institutions that allows users to create, manage, and share academic content.
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Facebook | Technology Support
Teaching with SmartMusic
Private Facebook group for discussions with educators using SmartMusic.
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Podcast | Technology Support
Music Tech Teacher Podcast
Hosted by Katie Wardrobe from Midnight Music, each episode features tips, and lesson plans, ideas and tutorials from the show's host—an experienced music technology in education trainer, speaker and consultant.
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Video | Virtual Ensemble
How to Create a Virtual Ensemble
By Jeff Harvick, this video shows how to create a virtual ensemble performance, including how to create a backing track for your students to play along with, and how to combine the videos once students have turned them in to you.
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Facebook | Idea Sharing
E-Learning in Music Education
This private Facebook group is for music educators to support one another in implementing meaningful e-learning in music education.
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Webpage | Legal
Children's Online Privacy Protection Rule ("COPPA")
Learn about COPPA. This law imposes certain requirements on operators of websites or online services directed to children under 13 years of age. Verify all online resources you use with students are COPPA compliant.
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Software/Apps | Organization
Padlet
Create an online post-it board that you can share with any student or teacher. It can be a place to keep ideas organized and to collaborate. All posts are visible by those with a link to a board.
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Video | Music Theory
AP Music Theory 2020
AP Music Theory online classes and review sessions taught by Dr. Eder, Lovejoy High School (Lucas, TX), and Mindi Foote, Valencia High School (Placentia, CA).
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Website | Repertoire
Institute for Composer Diversity
This website is dedicated to the celebration, education, and advocacy of music created by composers from historically underrepresented groups through database resources and programming analysis. It allows for search for individual compositions with numerous search filters.
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Facebook | Repertoire
Creative Repertoire Initiative
Public Facebook group with announcements by composers creating adaptable music for ensembles in the coming academic year and beyond.
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Software/Apps | Digital Audio Workstation
Soundtrap
Students and teachers can explore creative sound recording in all subjects, for all ages and ability levels. EDU subscription provides a teacher dashboard with assignment management and assessment.
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Website | Instructional Tools
Tonesavvy
The online ToneSavvy exercises are free. Teachers who want to design customized assignments for their students and track scores and their students' progress can subscribe for a fee.
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Software/Apps | Organization
My Music Staff
Especially designed for mobile use, this studio management software allows private teachers to manage your students, scheduling, billing and more.
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Webpage | Professional Performances
Detroit Symphony Orchestra Educational Concert Series
The Detroit Symphony Orchestra's Educational Concert Series introduces students to classical music. With special hosts and thoughtfully chosen music, these concerts bring kids inside the orchestra.
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Webpage | Repertoire
The Wind Repertory Project: Creative Repertoire Initiative
List of compositions created as part of the Creative Repertoire Initiative, with links to information on each, including where to purchase. Also check out their Adaptable Instrumentation section.
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Website | Instructional Support
OrchestraTeacher.net
Formerly, StringEdTech.com, the rebranded site offers traditional string pedagogy fused with technology and more.
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Website | Instructional Support
String Excerpts
Repository of excerpts of string music in the public domain to download, listen to, and practice.
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Website | Instructional Support
Teaching Strings in Today's Classroom
Lessons, tutorial videos, and more for the string instruction by Rebecca B. MacLeod.
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Webpage | Professional Performances
New York Phil Plays On
Enjoy on-demand concerts by the New York Philharmonic. Utilize performances within listening assignments and more.
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Webpage | Reentry Guidance
Resuming Instruction During COVID-19: Classroom and Studio
Suggestions for classroom teachers, ensemble directors, and studio teachers as they navigate the following instructional situations during the COVID-19 pandemic face-to-face, online, or in a hybrid mode.
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PDF | Reentry Guidance
Policy Brief About Performances of Orchestras
This May 2020 University of Medicine-Berlin policy brief applies to the orchestra performance and safety of the musicians and serves to make performances possible during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Webpage | Resource Collections
ASTA
Compiled list of information and resources for the strings community during the rapidly evolving COVID-19 pandemic.
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Facebook | Idea Sharing
Orchestra Teachers
Private Facebook group that is a forum for string teachers to share best practices.
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Facebook | Idea Sharing
Orchestra Teachers Facebook Group
Private Facebook group for string teachers to share best practices.
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Facebook | Idea Sharing
School Orchestra and String Teachers
Private Facebook group for those who teach stringed instruments in groups.
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Facebook | Idea Sharing
String Teacher's Toolbox
Public Facebook group to share your tips, tricks, ideas, lesson plans, etc., for teaching strings.
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Webpage | Professional Performances
Broadcasts of Metropolitan Opera with Educator Guides
In partnership with PBS, the Metropolitan Opera made full-length opera broadcasts in its Live in HD series available to educators. The Met’s Educator Guides provide teachers with tools to make opera accessible and entertaining for their students.
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Website | Instructional Support
Choral Literacy and Skills Teacher Resources
Choral Literacy and Skills resources for teachers presented by Geoffrey Boers.
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Website | Instructional Support
The Choral Window
Website with accessible and effective rehearsal resources and online warmup and music literacy videos.
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Webpage | Instructional Support
Vocal Teaching Methods
Teaching and performance methods from ChorAmor, a coalition of conductors, teachers, and singers.
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Article | Instructional Support
Leading Voices: Something to Look Forward To
A reflection of this director's work in the spring to to keep students singing and participating in making music while they were at home.
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PDF | Instructional Support
ACDA COVID-19 Response Committee Report
ACDA's COVID-19 response report, including advocacy information and instructional models for K-12 choral educators.
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Podcast | Instructional Support
Music (ed) Matters - Podcast
Emily Williams Burch podcasts include interviews, repertoire exploration, teaching tips, educational ideas, and more! Burch is founder and artistic director of RISE Chorales.
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Webinar | Instructional Support
CCDA Webinar Series
This webinar series covers a wide variety of topics related to teaching and leading choral music during a period of distance learning and music-making.
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Webinar | Instructional Support
MatchMySound
YouTube channel for webinars on choral pedagogy.
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Website | Lesson Plans
PBS Sing That Thing!
This PBS sponsored choral competition can offer opportunities for critique exercises with your choirs. In this competition, singers learned important ways to improve their technique and on-air performances from expert coaches.
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Article | Reentry Guidance
Canadian Choirs Write Letter Calling For Fair Consideration To Re-Open
Canadian choral groups appeal for equal treatment to reopen as gyms, restaurants, bars, hair salons, air travel, and schools across Canada are now being considered for opening.
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Article | Reentry Guidance
The Latest Science on COVID-19 and Singing, by Jerry Hui
This article tracks and summarizes primary research on singing and choral teaching, in order to provide scientific evidence for organizations in an uncertain time. (based on the author's understanding)
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PDF | Reentry Guidance
List of Articles to Accompany NATS Webinar
This list of articles accompanied the May 5 Webinar: A Conversation: What Do Science and Data Say About the Near-Term Future of Singing, intended to offer access to fact-based research resources on the effect of COVID-19 on singing training and performance.
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Podcast | Reentry Guidance
COVID Conversations
Chris Munce's Choralosophy podcasts, featuring in depth conversation on how the pandemic might affect our profession in the near and even long term.
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Webinar | Reentry Guidance
ACDA COVID-19 Response Committee About the June 15 Report
In this one-hour webinar, ACDA COVID-19 Response Committee members provided a summary of, and perspectives on, the “COVID-19 Response Committee Report: June 15, 2020.”
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Webinar | Reentry Guidance
What Do Science and Data Say About the Near Term Future of Singing
In this two-hour conversation, researchers and arts professionals discuss the near term future of singing as we seek fact-based solutions in protecting our singers, teachers, and conductors during this time.
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Video | Reentry Guidance
Singing: What We Can Do
Leaders will share promising projects and technologies that keep us connected and singing.
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Webpage | Resource Collections
Resources for Choral Professionals During the Pandemic
Resources for choral professionals during a pandemic
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Webpage | Resource Collections
TCDA COVID-19 Resources
Research and resources for distanced learning presented by TCDA.
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Website | Accompaniment Tracks
Choral Tracks
Professionally sung rehearsal tracks for use in practice.
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Website | Accompaniment Tracks
Piano Trax
Piano accompaniment service allowing purchase of individual tracks for download or a subscription for general access.
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Webpage | Accompaniment Tracks
CyberBass
Collection of choral scores converted to MIDI format for play back on your computer to support individual choral practice.
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Software/Apps | Accompaniment Tracks
Appcompanist
For mobile devices, offers solo accompaniment tracks, classical & musical theater, with features to change tempo and levels of melody, sustain chords while in a track, change key, and more. Also includes exercises and warmups.
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Software/Apps | Instructional Tools
Voce Vista
Provides visual feedback through display of singer’s formant, vocal onset, timbre, vibrato. Can compare recordings.
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PDF | Live Streaming
Resources for Live Remote Choral Singing
Resources for Live Remote Choral Singing
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Software/Apps | Practice Tools
My Choral Coach
Guided practice technology—directors upload their repertoire for practice and singers use their digital device to learn their parts and submit their performance.
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Webpage | Virtual Ensemble
Virtual Choir Walkthrough
Guidance for the software to use and the process for creating a virtual choir.
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Google File | Virtual Ensemble
Big Picture: Creating a Virtual Choir
Basic steps for creating a virtual choir: creating a score, click and accompaniment tracks, singer instructions, and mixing and mastering the recordings.
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Google File | Virtual Ensemble
Overview of Virtual Choir Resources
Compilation of resources for guidance in creating a virtual choir or other multi-track collaboration.
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Webpage | Advocacy
Advocacy for Choral Music
Sample letters for public, administration, and community on the value of choral arts and on how educators can continue to teach remotely.
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PDF | Advocacy
The Chorus Impact Study: Singing for a Lifetime
This study, Singing for a Lifetime, provides a look at the array of social, health, and psychological benefits that older chorus members reap now and over a lifetime.
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Facebook | Idea Sharing
Choir Directors of Texas
A private Facebook group for choir directors sharing funny moments, encouragement and inspiration.
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Facebook | Idea Sharing
I Teach Middle School Chorus!
Private Facebook group for educators who teach middle school choral music can ask questions and share ideas.
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Facebook | Idea Sharing
Teaching Choir Remotely - Resources for Distance and Online Learning
This public Facebook group is an open forum for sharing resources, videos, links, lesson ideas, and anything else related to teaching choir by distance learning.
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Website | Instructional Support
David Row at Make Moments Matter
Resources, blogs, podcasts, and more, hosted by elementary music educator David Row.
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Website | Instructional Support
Mama Lisa's World
Compilation of songs and rhymes from around the globe. Each song includes the full text in the original language, with an English translation, and most on sheet music. Links to recordings are also included.
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Website | Instructional Support
Music On a Cart
Advice, tips, resources, lesson plans, and more from an elementary music educator who has been teaching on a cart for the majority of her career.
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Website | Instructional Support
Musicplay
Online K-6 music curriculum with songs and activities, with lyric movies, notation movies, kids demos, song activities, lesson plans, interactive activities, printables, concept slides, and more.
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Article | Instructional Support
7 Tips for Teaching Music On a Cart
Blog from JW Pepper on high-level tips for educators facing the task of teaching music from a cart.
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Article | Instructional Support
Mrs. Stouffer's Music Room: What's On My Cart
Elementary educator gives a tour of all the materials on her music cart and how she keeps it organized.
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Video | Instructional Support
Flexible and Fabulous: Elementary Music Panel Discussion
A practical and positive panel discussion about how to embrace our music year and to be flexible and fabulous music teachers.
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Video | Instructional Support
Visual Musical Minds
Initially a flipped-classroom project for his elementary music classes, this YouTube channel has slowly grown into a much larger collection of music-instructional videos.
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Webpage | Lesson Plans
Teaching With Orff Lesson Plans
From Teaching with Orff, a collection of ready-to-deliver lessons, some in video and others in text or PDF format.
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Google File | Resource Collections
Resources for Changing Classroom Structures During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Organization of American Kodály Educators presents these resources for new and innovative ways to deliver Kodály-inspired curriculum in this time of increased virtual and socially-distanced learning.
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Webpage | Instructional Tools
Remote Learning on Seesaw
Get Seesaw resources to support effective remote learning experiences for students, teachers, and families.
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Software/Apps | Instructional Tools
Essential Elements Music Class
Cloud-based teaching tool for your elementary music class.
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Software/Apps | Instructional Tools
MusicFirst Junior
Online teaching system for elementary students. Gives access to music learning tools and content relevant to their level, matched with kid-friendly graphics and an age-appropriate curriculum.
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Webpage | Learning Management Platform
Seesaw Training for Teachers
Learn the ins and outs of Seesaw through video and other online tutorials.
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Facebook | Idea Sharing
Elementary Music Educator's Idea Bank
Private Facebook group in which elementary music educator's can link together and share ideas that have worked in the music classroom.
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Facebook | Idea Sharing
Elementary Music Teachers
Private Facebook group for elementary music educators—a forum to discuss ideas and make professional connections.
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Facebook | Idea Sharing
Texas Elementary Music Teachers
This public Facebook Group is a forum for elementary music teachers to share ideas and help each other to become better at what we do.
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Webpage | Learning Management Platform
TopHat How-To Guides
Learn how to use this online learning platform and more for online learning.
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Facebook | Idea Sharing
Higher Ed Music Lessons in the Time of COVID-19
This private Facebook group is a space for sharing strategies, successes, failures, and platforms as studio teachers facing the challenge of teaching during a pandemic.
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Facebook | Idea Sharing
Texas Private Music Teachers
Private Facebook group for private music educators in the State of Texas to share resources, ask questions, and chat.