Editor’s Note

Greetings! 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… Read more

President’s Column

WHO TAKES CARE OF THE CONDUCTOR? Rehearsals are underway, concerts are coming up, and nearly every choir director on the planet has something big in December. Concerts, special events, and… Read more

Gender Inclusivity: Language and the Choral Rehearsal

Choir screams gender. From the traditional to the modern day, from choir dress codes to vocal parts, from the hypermasculine fear of singing to the choirboy image. A great many… Read more

Choral Mentoring

Growing up in rural West Virginia, there wasn’t a wealth of musical opportunities for a young man like myself. I was fortunate to be enrolled in piano lessons, but the school… Read more

Vitamins for Women’s Choirs

When recalling my first guest conducting experience with a treble-voice choir in Bemidji, MN in 1998, my thoughts were that I would love to work with a similar group every day…. Read more

State-by-State News

Iowa Thursday, December 1, 2016, 6:30 p.m. Ludwig van Beethoven: Choral Fantasy, Franz Schubert: Mass in Ab Major University of Iowa Choirs & Symphony Orchestra Voxman Music Building Concert Hall Iowa City,… Read more