SCHOLARSHIP

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Articles:

"Singen, nicht hassen - الغناء، لا أكره - Let's sing, not hate - Berlin's "Begegnungschor" brings refugees and locals together to overcome fear," with Susanne Kappe and Abdolrachman Omaren, International Choral Bulletin  of the International Federation of Choral Musicians (IFCM), 2nd Quarter 2017 - Volume XXXVI, Number 2, pp 30-34.

"Edward Elgar's The Apostles - A major oratorio standing outside tradition," Choral Journal, September 2017.

"Bringing Transformative Collaborations to Life" (shared tours with international choirs), Troubador (Newsletter of the ACDA Eastern Division, April 2011) and ChorTeach (Summer 2011):

The Vocal Chamber Music of Hans Gál,The American Choral Review, Volume 52, No. 1,  Winter/Spring 2010

The Revival of an early “Crossover” masterwork – Duke Ellington’s Sacred Concerts,” Choral Journal, May 2009.

My Encounter with Estill Voice Training” in Troubador, December 2009, pp. 14-17.

"Being true to the music and true to yourself:  singing a variety of music with authenticity without pretending to sound like a different of choir," ACDA Invited Interest Session presenter, with the Chamber Singers of Haverford and Bryn Mawr Colleges, 2008 Eastern Division Convention.  

Hope in the Unifying Language of Music: Teaching Sacred Music in a Secular Setting,” published in the  Constellation Spring 2005, online journal of the Center for Progressive Christianity; presented as part of a panel discussion at the ACDA Eastern Division Convention 2006, New York City; revised version published in Choral Journal, March 2007.

Shout all over God’s heavenThe survival of the Spiritual through dramatically changing social and musical contexts,” Choral Journal, August 2004; this article was expanded into a web site on the history of the spiritual.

Reviews:

CD review: “Innovative new American sacred works: David Lang, the little match girl passion; Phil Kline, John the Revelator; Kile Smith, Vespers; Choral Journal, February 2010.

Book review: André Thomas, Way Over in Beulah Lan’ – Understanding and Performing the Negro SpiritualChoral Journal, November, 2009, pp.71-74.

Review of the IFCM 8th World SymposiumTroubador, October 2008.

Book review: Chorus and Community, edited by Karen Ahlquist, Choral Journal, February 2008.

Guest lectures and panel discussions:

Yale University 2011, 2012; IFCM 2012; ACDA 2007, 2009, 2010; NCCO 2009.