A perfect opener captivates the audience and a perfect closer brings them to their feet. This session will provide suggestions for concert openers and closers for middle school and high school choirs, and explore ways to make these “bookends” of a performance emotionally impactful and visually compelling. Materials presented will include an annotated list of repertoire compiled from recent all-state and ACDA concerts, as well as some of the latest research on how audiences best respond to music.

Spreadsheet of repertoire selected to open and close All State and ACDA programs *

Prezi Slide Show of Presentation

 

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