SCHOLARSHIP

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Articles:

"Edward Elgar's The Apostles - A major oratorio standing outside tradition," Choral Journal, September 2017, Volume 58, Number 2, pp 26-45.

"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.

"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.