Looking for inspiration?
Links and Helpful Resources
Our members stay involved in incredible opportunities. The Sing Qatar community provides a platform to share all of those possibilities in one place. Remember, if you have something you want to add to the list, just click the submission link here.
Resource-aids for Hybrid and Virtual Choir Rooms:
My Musicianship provides exercises and corresponding lessons for music theory topics. Cost is $3 per student.
Breezin Through Theory is a comprehensive music theory solution that includes lessons, games, exercises, speed drills, and even play-along exercises for a variety of music theory topics. Cost ranges from $6 - $10 per student per year.
Tone Savy is similar to musictheory.net, offering written and aural music theory exercises. The biggest difference is that it has more complex and advanced topics like hearing chord progressions and functional ear training. Starts at $19 per month total for a class of up to 25 students.
Musictheory.net offers free lessons and exercises for written and aural music theory topics. It also includes an exercise customiser and code checker that allows you to assign homework to students. Cost is free.
SRF allows you to create unlimited customised sight-reading exercises for your students. Features include playback tools, student assessments, and teacher grading. Cost is as low as $2 per student per year.
Rhythm Randomizer is a very simple site that quickly creates 2-4 measure rhythm reading examples with no logins or accounts needed. Cost is free.
Notation and Part Learning
Choral Tracks has over 15,000 pieces with professionally sung rehearsal learning tracks. They also take custom recording requests. Full choir memberships available as well as individual piece/part downloads. Cost ranges from $2.99 for one track to $999 for unlimited songs for your entire program for a year.
Noteflight is a web-based notation program that allows for instant collaboration, playing of parts, and even accuracy checks for singers. There is a library of music available to purchase too. Cost-free version, $7 individual and $69 teacher per year.
Virtual Teaching Tools
Choir Bites are bite-sized reflections that examine traditional choral concepts through a non-traditional lens. Each bite offers a visualisation, a brief article, and a set of reflective review questions (in a fillable form), all designed to be immediately impactful and memorable in the long-term. Cost $29 for the entire collection.
Ed Puzzle allows you to make videos that pause and quiz your students on the video content in real time. You can make your own videos, or use YouTube videos already created. Costs from Free version to $12/month.
Flat provides an interface for making music exercises and lessons. It seamlessly integrates with Microsoft, Google Classroom, Schoology and Canvas. Cost $2 per student.
Flipgrid is a way to engage your students in a video conversation on any topic. You can load in YouTube content, worksheets, or other content and then allow for students to post video responses. Cost is free.
Screencastify is a Chrome extension that allows you to record your screen and audio as you lecture a class so that students who miss are able to go back and view the recording. Cost is free.
Kahoot allows you to easily create fun and interactive quizzes that students can take in a video games style competing against each other. Cost is free.
Quizizz is a lot like Kahoot, but it also allows you to access other quizzes made by teachers around the world. Cost is free.
Other Links and Helpful Resources
Courtesy of ChorAmor and Professional Choral Collective Resources
- National ACDA COVID-19 Page
- ACDA National Standing Committee for Advocacy and Collaboration
- Western ACDA's COVID report
- California ACDA COVID-19/Webinar Page
- ABCD UK Revised Guidelines Allow Non-Professional Singing Again
- TMEA Resources Document
- Chorus America's COVID-19 Page
- NAfME COVID-19 Page
- NAfME Advocacy Page
- The Choral Conductors Colloquium YouTube Archive
- The Choral Conductors Colloquium Resources Folder
- https://thechoralwindow.com/- free, crowdsourced rehearsal resources
- David Tang's https://www.virtualchoirhub.org/
- https://whylogicprorules.com- website all about Logic Pro
- Pixel Film Studios YouTube Channel- video guides to all things Final Cut Pro
- Professional Choral Collective Resources- compiled by Derrick Fox
- YouTube Resource Videos by Dr. Roger Hale
- Overview of Virtual Choir Resources - compiled by Kathleen Hansen
- How to Make a Virtual Choir- JD Frizzell
- Chorus Connection Blog
- Choralosophy-- with Chris Munce
- Music (ed) Matters-- with Dr. Emmy Burch (also on Apple Podcasts)