Editor’s Note


I’m very excited to share this issue of Melisma focused on gender issues in the choral ensemble. Riikka Pietiläinen-Caffrey, Delaney Hanon, and Lorenzo Silva offer an insightful article that raises our awareness of the implications of the language we use in rehearsal. Ben Riggs’s article discusses the potential for mentoring relationships between men’s and boy’s choirs and offers repertoire suggestions for joint concerts. Charlette L. Moe has compiled useful tips for working with women’s choirs and ensuring that singers have enjoyable experiences that lead to a lifetime of singing. I hope these articles spark new ideas and provide useful information.

About the author

John C. Hughes

John C. Hughes

Associate Editor, Melisma

Assistant Professor of Music and Director of Choral Activities, Ripon College